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  • I'm so lonesome I could cry

    paddy rayburn posted on April 20, 2012 23:06

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    I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

    (C) Did you hear that (Em) lonesome (Am) whip-poor-(C)will,
    He sounds too (Em) blue to (C7) fly,
    That (F) midnight train is (C) whinin' (Am) low,
    I'm so (C) lonesome (G) I could (C) cry,

    I've never (Em) seen a (Am) night so (C) long,
    When time's just (Em)  crawlin' (C7) by,
    The (F) moon just went be-(C)hind a (Am) cloud,
    To (C) hide it's (G) face and (C) cry,

    Have you ever (Em) seen a (Am) robin (C) weep,
    When leaves (Em) begin to (C7) die,
    That (F) means he's lost the (C) will to (Am)live,
    I'm so (C) lonesome (G) I could (C) cry,

    The silence (Em) of a (Am) fallin' (C) star,
    Lights up a (Em) purple (C7) sky,
    And (F) as I wonder (C) where you (Am) are,
    I'm so (C) lonesome (G) I could (C) cry.


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    Posted in: May 2012 - Train songs. (2 Comments)


Christopher Taylor
# Christopher Taylor
Thursday, May 3, 2012 9:30 AM
Good one Patty! I love this song, but wouldn't have thought of the train reference myself. Silly me, I always had thought it was "midnight train was winding low" - sort of like a wind up toy - hehe

But I think maybe the chord at the end of the second line of each verse should be a [Gm] - sounds more soulfully a la Cowbow Junkies.
Sue Rogers
# Sue Rogers
Saturday, May 12, 2012 11:42 AM
Chris - you're right the G sounds a little out - for ease of chord we've decided to go with a C7 at the end of the second line