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    Ft. Worth Blues

    Steve Earle


    Chord Guide

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           32 1

    C/G:  3x2013

           T  213

    D7/F#: 2x0212

                3  214

    Gsus2sus4:  3x0213



    2  -----------X------

    1  -------X-------X--

    T  -----X-------X----


    T  -X-------X--------

        1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +



    Capo 5


    Intro:  / G - - - / x4


         G                        C/G                     G (2)

    In Fort Worth all the neon's burnin' bright

                   D7/F# (2)            G (2)

    Pretty lights are red and blue

                    G                      C/G                     G (2)

    But they shut down all the honkytonks tonight

                               D7/F# (2)        G (2)

    Say a prayer or two if they only knew


           G                      C/G                     G (2)

    You used to say the highway was your home

                         D7/F# (2)        G (2)

    But we both know that ain't true

          G                   C/G                 G (2)

    It's just the only place a man can go

                              D7/F# (2)                    G (2)

    When he don't know where he's travelin to


    Chorus 1:

           C/G         D7/F#                Gsus2sus4   G

    But Colorado's always clean and healing

      C/G                D7/F#                Gsus2sus4   G

    Tennessee in Spring is green and cool

         G                C/G                  G (2)

    It never really was your kind of town

                             D7/F# (2)                       G (2)

    But you went around with the Forth Worth Blues


      G                        C/G                       G (2)

    Somewhere up beyond the great divide

                                 D7/F# (2)                    G (2)

    Where the sky is wide and the clouds are few

         G                      C/G                 G (2)

    A man can see his way clear to the light

                        D7/F# (2)                       G (2)

    Just hold on tight that's all you gotta do


    Chorus 2:

           C/G                    D7/F#               Gsus2sus4   G

    And they say Texas weather's always changin'

           C/G                         D7/F#                   Gsus2sus4   G

    And one thing change'll bring is somethin' new

            G                   C/G                  G (2)

    And Houston really ain't too bad a town

                                 D7/F# (2)                  G (2)

    So you hang around with the Ft. Worth Blues


    Instrumental Verse and 1st line of Chorus


                    G                    C/G                   G (2)

    There's a full moon over Galway Bay tonight

                   D7/F# (2)                G (2)

    Silver light over green and blue

          G                     C/G                    G (2)       

    And every place I travel through I find

                                 D7/F# (2)                     G (2)

    Some kind of a sign that you've been through


    Chorus 3:

          C/G                  D7/F#                 Gsus2sus4   G

    But Amsterdam was always good for grieving

           C/G               D7/F#                  Gsus2sus4   G

    And London never fails to leave me blue

      G              C/G                       G (2)

    Paris never was my kind of town

                           D7/F# (2)                    G (hold)

    So I walked around with the Ft. Worth Blues




    Dedicated to the singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt, who died on January 1, 1997.  Earle wrote "Fort Worth Blues" a few months later in Galway, during a tour of Europe.

    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.