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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Album: 
Written by: Darrly Scott

      LONG TIME GONE    Dixie Chicks

Intro notes (melody of the verse)Listen to record for timing

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The bend riff b means to bend.  Listen to record.
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D                                                         A
Daddy sits on the front porch swingin' Lookin' out on a vacant field
A                                            A7             D   bend riff
Use to be filled with Burlee tobacco Now he knows it never will
D                                                      A
Brother found work in Indiana Sister's a nurse at the old folks home
A      
Mom's still cooking too much for supper 
    A7                         D 
And me, I've been a long time gone
         G   D    A
Been a long time gone
      G            D        A   
No I ain't hoed a row since I don't know when
 A     D    G                 A           D
Long time gone And it ain't comin' back again
  D                                                    A            
Wilma plays that old church piana Sittin' out on her daddy's farm
A
She always thought that we'd be together 
         A7                    D
Lord, I never meant to do her harm
D                                                            A
Said she could hear me singin' in the choir Me, I heard an-other song
A     
I caught wind and hit the road runnin
     A7                          D
And Lord I've been a long time gone

        G     D    A
Been a long time gone
        G            D          A 
Lord I ain't had a prayer since I don't know when
 A     D    G                              D  key change    E
Long time gone And it ain't comin' back again             -ain

Lead E B B7 E
     C                       C
Now me I went to Nashville Tryin to be the big deal
  D                     D
Headin' down Broadway Giving my heart away
 C 
Livin' from a tip jar Sleepin' in my car
 D                             E     back to original key   A
Talking to ya I'm gonna be a star-are                     -are-are-are
    D
Now me and Delia singin' every Sunday
D                              A
Watching the children in the garden grow
A          
Listenin' to the radio they hear what's cookin'
         A7                 D
But the music ain't got no soul
D       
Now they sound tire but don't sound haggard
D                           A
They've got money but they don't have cash
A                           
They've got Junior but they don't got Hank
A7
I think I think I think the rest is
 G    D    A
Long time gone
       G            D         A 
No I ain't hit the roof since I don't know when
A     D    G                  A
Long time gone  And it ain't comin' back
        G     D    A
I said long time gone
      G             D         A
No I ain't chucked corn since I don't know when
 A    D    G                  A            D
Long time gone And it ain't comin' back a-gain
        D                             A
I said long time long time long time gone
A                            D
Whoa it's been a long time
D                               A
Long time Long time long time gone
A                                  D
Oh it's been a long - time - gone-one
D                                A        Db slide to D
Long time long time long time   Gone yeah


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