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The Band - Up On Cripple Creek (Chord)
Submitter: palamin0 (144) on 4/6/04
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Artist: The Band
Title: Up on Cripple Creek
chords by: palamin0 at countrytabs.com


The Band - Up on Cripple Creek






(verse 1)
G  
When I get offa this mountain, 
     C7
you know where I wanna go
G  	  	    C
Straight down the Mississippi River
        D 
to the Gulf of Mexico
G 	  	     G7
To Lake Charles Lousianna, 
            C 	  	         C7
that little Bessie girl I once knew
G 	  	      C
She told me just to come on by, 
             D
if there's anything she could do


(chorus)
G
Up on Cripple Creek, she sends me,
C
If I spring a leak, she mends me,
D
I don't have to speak, she defends me,
Em                        C        F
A drunkard's dream, if I ever did see one,


(verse 2)
Good luck had just stung me, 
To the racetrack I did go,
She bet on one horse to win, 
And I bet on another to show,
The odds were in my favor, 
I had them five to one,
That nag to win came around the track, 
Sure enough we had won,



(chorus)
G
Up on Cripple Creek, she sends me,
C
If I spring a leak, she mends me,
D
I don't have to speak, she defends me,
Em                        C        F
A drunkard's dream, if I ever did see one,


(verse 3)
I took up all of my winnings, 
And I gave my little Bessie half
She tore it up and threw it in my face, 
A just for a laugh,
Now thereís one thing in the whole wide world, 
I sure would like to see,
Thatís when that little love of mine, 
Dips her donut in my tea,




(chorus)
G
Up on Cripple Creek, she sends me,
C
If I spring a leak, she mends me,
D
I don't have to speak, she defends me,
Em                        C        F
A drunkard's dream, if I ever did see one,




(verse 4)
Well me and my mate were back at the shack,
We had Spike Jones on the box,
She said I can't take the way he sings, 
But I love to hear him talk,
Now that just gave my heart a throb 
To the bottom of my feet,
And I swore as I took another pour, 
My Bessie canít be beat,



(chorus)
G
Up on Cripple Creek, she sends me,
C
If I spring a leak, she mends me,
D
I don't have to speak, she defends me,
Em                        C        F
A drunkard's dream, if I ever did see one,




(bridge)
G        C
Lo lo lo ooo
G              C
Lo-de-lo-de-lo-ooo


(verse 5)
There's a burnout in California 
And up north it's freezing cold
And this livin' off of the road 
Is gettin' pretty old
So I guess I'll call up my big Mamma, 
And tell her I'll be rollin' in
But you know, deep down, 
I'm kinda tempted to go and see Bessie again


(chorus)
G
Up on Cripple Creek, she sends me,
C
If I spring a leak, she mends me,
D
I don't have to speak, she defends me,
Em                        C        F
A drunkard's dream, if I ever did see one,

 
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