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Wide Open Road

Johnny Cash


This is a simplified version of the song that I created for a 5-year-old student. It's played on just the 6th string. Instead of chord names, only the 6th string fret number is provided.

Playing a bass line on the 6th string is the easiest way to play a song on guitar--perfect for total beginners or kids who want to sing and play at the same time.


 

Intro:  2 2 3 4 4 4 4 3   2  

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Well, you said you had enough you said that you where leavin`

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I said shove off honey baby, I ain`t greavin’

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Pack your bags and pull out this evening 

               2               7 

There’s a wide open road

 

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Early this mornin’ you where nowhere about and so I

5

  searched the town but you had done pulled out 

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I looked north, east, west and then

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a-leadin’ south I saw a wide open road

 

Chorus:

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There’s a wide open road 

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It’s leadin’ south from my abode

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If you stick around and turn your damper down

                2    7       0

There’s a wide open road

 

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Well the reason I was looking for you all over town

            5

Was to tell you that your kitty cat is still around

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And you left your wedding ring when you went down

         2             7 

that wide open road

 

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If you’re gonna stay away then honey let me know how to

  5

cook hot biscuits, how to roll the dough,

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Everything’s gone crazy since I told you to go 

                 2   7       0

Down the wide open road

 

Chorus 2:

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There’s a wide open road 

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And honey I want you to know

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You can look down south or you can turn back home

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And there’s a wide open road

 

Repeat Intro


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.