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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`

                5                            

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

     0

    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 

                  0

    I looked north, east, west and then

                                        2    7       0

    a-leadin’ south I saw a wide open road

     

    Chorus:

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    There’s a wide open road 

                     5                      0

    It’s leadin’ south from my abode

               5                                     0

    If you stick around and turn your damper down

                    2    7       0

    There’s a wide open road

     

                     0

    Well the reason I was looking for you all over town

                5

    Was to tell you that your kitty cat is still around

                  0

    And you left your wedding ring when you went down

             2             7 

    that wide open road

     

                   0

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

      5

    cook hot biscuits, how to roll the dough,

    0

    Everything’s gone crazy since I told you to go 

                     2   7       0

    Down the wide open road

     

    Chorus 2:

                     0

    There’s a wide open road 

                    5                      0

    And honey I want you to know

                 5                                      0

    You can look down south or you can turn back home

                          2    7       0

    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.