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           D (xx0232@1)            Dmaj7It (xx0222@1)was an early morning barroom 

           D7 (xx0212@1)               Gmaj7And (xx5432@1)the place had just opened up

       Em (022000@1)           Em/D#
And a little man came in so fast 

     Em/D (010000@1)                A7And (x02020@1)he started at his cups

          D (xx0232@1)                  Dmaj7And (xx0222@1)the broad who served the whiskey 

          D7 (xx0212@1)             Gmaj7She (xx5432@1)was a big old friendly girl

     Em (022000@1)               Em/D#
Who tried to fight her empty nights 

  Em/D (010000@1)                A7By (x02020@1)smiling at the world

        G (320003@1)                   AAnd (x02220@1)she said "Hey, bub, it's been a while 

F#m (244222@1)                    B7Since (x21202@1)you've been around 

          Em (022000@1)              AWhere (x02220@1)the hell you been hiding 

     G (320003@1)                  DAnd (xx0232@1)why you look so down

          G (320003@1)         AWell, (x02220@1)the little man sat there 

            G (320003@1)   A (x02220@1)          DLike (xx0232@1)he'd never heard a sound

     Cm (x3101x@1)                GThe (320003@1)waitress she gave out with a cough 

    Bb (x1333x@1)                F (133211@1)               Em (022000@1)    AAnd (x02220@1)acting not the least put off she spoke once again

         D (xx0232@1)                  GShe (320003@1)said "I don't want to bother you 

   Em/G (322000@1)               Em- (022000@1)Em/D# - Em/DConsider (010000@1)it's understood

  A/C# (042220@1)          Em- (022000@1)Em/D# - Em/DI (010000@1)know I'm not no beauty queen

      A/C# (042220@1)Em (022000@1)A7sus4 (002033@1)    DBut (xx0232@1)I sure can listen good

        GAnd (320003@1)the little man 

         ATook (x02220@1)his drink in his hand 

        Em (022000@1)                 DAnd (xx0232@1)he raised it to his lips

   G (320003@1)                 DHe (xx0232@1)took a couple sips 

            Em7          A (x02220@1)        DAnd (xx0232@1)then he told the waitress this story

  D (xx0232@1)                   Am (x02210@1)       C (x32010@1)      G (320003@1)           DI (xx0232@1)am the midnight watchman down at Miller's Tool and Die

           G (320003@1)           F#m (244222@1)   Bm (x24432@1)                   Cmaj7And (x32000@1)I watch the metal rusting, I watch the time go by

  A (x02220@1)                G (320003@1)  F#m (244222@1)                   B7A (x21202@1)week ago at the diner I stopped to get a bite

     Em (022000@1)              A (x02220@1)        G (320003@1)     Em7   A11 (x00000@1)name="chord_xx0232@1">D
And this here lovely lady she sat two seats from my right

    G (320003@1)   G/F# (320002@1)Em7      G (320003@1)   G/F# (320002@1)Em7     DAnd (xx0232@1)Lord, lord, lord,  (Lord, Lord, Lord)   she was alright

  D (xx0232@1)                   Am (x02210@1)                       C (x32010@1)    G (320003@1)      DYou (xx0232@1)see she was so damn beautiful that she could warm a winters frost

     G (320003@1)                  F#m (244222@1)      Bm (x24432@1)          Cmaj7But (x32000@1)she looked long past lonely and well nigh onto lost

     A (x02220@1)                G (320003@1)        F#m (244222@1)         B7Now (x21202@1)I'm not much of a mover or a pick'em up easy guy

        Em (022000@1)                A (x02220@1)          G (320003@1)Em7       DBut (xx0232@1)I decided to glide on over and give her one good try

    G (320003@1)   G/F# (320002@1)Em7      G (320003@1)   G/F# (320002@1)Em7     DAnd (xx0232@1)Lord, lord, lord,  (Lord, Lord, Lord)   she was worth a try

  D (xx0232@1)                            Am (x02210@1)          C (x32010@1)    G (320003@1)       DWell (xx0232@1)I was tongue tied like a schoolboy, I stammered out some words

        G (320003@1)         F#m (244222@1)             Bm (x24432@1)              Cmaj7It (x32000@1)did not seem to matter much 'cause I don't think she heard

      A (x02220@1)                   G (320003@1)           F#m (244222@1)            B7She (x21202@1)just looked clear on through me to a space back in my head

     Em (022000@1)            A (x02220@1)        G (320003@1)  Em7  DIt (xx0232@1)shamed me into silence as quietly she said

        D (xx0232@1)             GIf (320003@1)you want me to come with you 

      Em/G (322000@1)               Em- (022000@1)Em/D# - Em/DThen (010000@1)that's all right with me

         A/C# (042220@1)         Em- (022000@1)Em/D# - Em/D'Cause (010000@1)I know I'm going no-where 

     A/C# (042220@1)      Em (022000@1)   A7sus4 (002033@1) DAnd (xx0232@1)anywhere's a better place to be

D - G - G/F# - Em - Em/D# - Em/D
A - Em - Em/D# - Em/D
A (x02220@1)A/C# (042220@1)      Em (022000@1)     A7sus4 (002033@1)name="chord_xx0232@1">D
Anywheres a better place to be

        D (xx0232@1)                Dmaj7Well, (xx0222@1)I drove her to my boarding house 

      D7 (xx0212@1)                   Gmaj7And (xx5432@1)I took her up to my room

      Em (022000@1)                Em/D#
And I went to turn on the only light 

Em/D (010000@1)                    A7To (x02020@1)brighten up the gloom

        DmBut (xx0231@1)she said, "Please leave the light off, 

    GmOh, (355333@1)I don't mind the dark"

             FAnd (133211@1)as her clothes all tumbled 'round her

Asus4 (x02230@1)         A (x02220@1)    Asus4- (x02230@1)A- (x02220@1)Asus4- (x02230@1)AI (x02220@1)could hear my heart    

    D (xx0232@1)              Am (x02210@1)            C (x32010@1)     G (320003@1)    DThe (xx0232@1)moonlight shone upon her as she lay back in my bed

           G (320003@1)             F#m (244222@1)       Bm (x24432@1)        Cmaj7It (x32000@1)was the kind of scene I only had imagined in my head

  A (x02220@1)            G (320003@1)           F#m (244222@1)               B7I (x21202@1)just could not believe it to think that she was real

     Em (022000@1)          A (x02220@1)                   G (320003@1)     Em7              DAnd (xx0232@1)as I tried to tell her, she said "Ssssh, I know just how you feel

           D (xx0232@1)               GAnd (320003@1)if you want to come here with me 

     Em/G (322000@1)                Em- (022000@1)Em/D# - Em/DThen (010000@1)that's all right with me

      A/C# (042220@1)          Em- (022000@1)Em/D# - Em/DCause (010000@1)I've been so lonely 

        A/C# (042220@1)       Em (022000@1)    A7sus4 (002033@1)name="chord_xx0232@1">D
Lovin' someone is a better way to be

D - G - G/F# - Em - Em/D# - Em/D
A - Em - Em/D# - Em/D
A (x02220@1)
A/C# (042220@1)       Em (022000@1)   A7sus4 (002033@1) DAnywhere's (xx0232@1)abetter (x02210@1)place to be	

         D (xx0232@1)             Am (x02210@1)      C (x32010@1)      G (320003@1)    DWell (xx0232@1)the mornin' came so swiftly I held her in my arms

     G (320003@1)             F#m (244222@1) Bm (x24432@1)               Cmaj7And (x32000@1)she slept like a baby, snug and safe from harm

  A (x02220@1)               G (320003@1)        F#m (244222@1)              B7I (x21202@1)did not want to share her or dare to break the mood

      Em (022000@1)           A (x02220@1)         G (320003@1)               DmSo (xx0231@1)before she woke I went out to buy us both some food

   Dm (xx0231@1)                          GmI (355333@1)came back with my paper bag to find that she was gone

      F (133211@1)                                  Gm (355333@1)             DShe'd (xx0232@1)left a six-word letter sayin' "It's time that I moved on"

             D (xx0232@1)                     Dmaj7 (xx0222@1)         D7 (xx0212@1)                 Gmaj7You (xx5432@1)know the waitress she took her bar rag and she wiped it across her eyes

    Em (022000@1)             Em/D#            Em/D (010000@1)                 A7And (x02020@1)as she spoke her voice came out as something like a sigh

            D (xx0232@1)            Dmaj7 (xx0222@1)            D7 (xx0212@1)             Gmaj7She (xx5432@1)said I wish that I was beautiful or that you were halfway blind

    Em (022000@1)                 Em/D#          Em/D (010000@1)                 A7And (x02020@1)I wish I weren't so God-damned fat, I wish that you were mine

A7 (x02020@1)       G (320003@1)               A (x02220@1)   F#m (244222@1)                 B7And (x21202@1)I wish that you'd come with me when I leave for home

       Em (022000@1)                   A (x02220@1)        G (320003@1)    Em (022000@1)       DFor (xx0232@1)we both know all 'bout emptiness and livin' all alone	

        Em7                      F#m (244222@1)                             Em7                  DAnd (xx0232@1)the little man looked at the empty glass in his hand and he smiled a crooked grin

          Em7                D (xx0232@1)         Em7            D/F# (200232@1)  G- (320003@1)Em7 - AHe (x02220@1)said "I guess I'm out of gin and I know we both have been so lonely

            D (xx0232@1)            G (320003@1)                               EmAnd (022000@1)if you want me to come with you then that's alright with me

         A (x02220@1)            Em (022000@1)         A (x02220@1)         Em7     A7 (x02020@1)     D (xx0232@1) Dmaj7- (xx0222@1)Gmaj7- (xx5432@1)D'Cause (xx0232@1)I know I'm going no-where and anywhere's a better place to be

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