Hamburger Sandwich

by Bob Wright and Bill Doerge

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1.
GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DUE (capo 2) © Bob Wright Em I was following behind her and she D stopped beside a pool In a sun swept little clearing where Em the air was turning cool She turned around to face me and D she said this place’ll do Looked me dead straight in the eyes Em and said I was a fool Em I didn’t mean to hit her it just D happened with a crack She didn’t flinch or move an inch Em just straightened up her back a harder look I’ve never seen and D I knew that was that I watched her as she walked away and Em something in me snapped (chorus) D They say the devil’s Em gonna get his due G D I admit I never thought A that it was true But truth seems like it’s just a Em sucker’s game Bm When the flames of hate are blazing Em in your brain Em The dogs they start to barkin’ like a D Lloyd Loar mandolin When the wind comes off the mountains and the Em leaves begin to spin And October wears a coat of frost D that’s thick and cold as sin And I don’t believe its love that Em brought me back to her again (chorus) D They say the devil’s Em gonna get his due G D I admit I never thought A that it was true But truth seems like it’s just a Em sucker’s game Bm When the flames of hate are blazing Em in your brain Em I saw her daddy in the door and I D shot him once or twice I coulda shot him more but he had Em always been real nice She was standing there behind him D there was lightning in her eyes And I said I think its time for you to Em beg me for your life But she just held her ground there D and in a whisper soft She told me I was damaged and she Em told me I was lost She said let us pray together and she D handed me a cross But as I kneeled in front of her I Em heard a gun go off (chorus) D They say the devil’s Em gonna get his due G D I admit I never thought A that it was true But truth seems like it’s just a Em sucker’s game Bm When the flames of hate are blazing Em in your brain Em she knelt beside her father D and she stroked his graying hair my eyes were glazing over Em it was hard to swallow air And as my life was oozing out a D voice said, “Follow me You thought that she belonged to you… Em But you belong to me” (chorus) D They say the devil’s Em gonna get his due G D I admit I never thought A that it was true But truth seems like it’s just a Em sucker’s game Bm When the flames of hate are blazing Em in your brain
2.
THE FALLING SONG (capo 2nd) © Bob Wright D A you wouldn’t want to fall D/D7 off a ladder G you wouldn’t want to fall D/D7 off a roof G you wouldn’t want to fall D/Bm from the 31st floor A you wouldn’t even want to fall from a stoop D A you wouldn’t want to fall D/D7 out of favor G you wouldn’t want to fall D/D7 from a plane G you wouldn’t want to fall D Bm from a mountain so tall A that you couldn’t climb up it again (chorus) D A soo… why does everyone D D7 fall in love G D/D7 why does everyone fall in love G D Bm why does everyone fall in love A D especially if they’ve done it before D A you wouldn’t want to fall D/D7 for an old trick G you wouldn’t want to fall D/D7 from grace G you wouldn’t want to fall D Bm asleep in the stall A of a bathroom in a public place D A you wouldn’t want to fall D/D7 to pieces G D/D7 you wouldn’t want to fall apart G you wouldn’t want to fall D Bm on your sword if all A that you needed was a brand new start (chorus) D A soo… why does everyone D D7 fall in love G D/D7 why does everyone fall in love G D Bm why does everyone fall in love A D especially if they’ve done it before
3.
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS © Bob Wright (drop D) D I woke up this morning I thought you were gone but you were standin by the bed A D with nothin but a cell phone on D I admit at first I was a little bit surprised but its nice that after all these years A D you still can make me smile D I like the way you stood there filled with attitude and bones it didn’t even bother me A D that you stayed on the phone D your thumbs were drumming on the keys your hair was wild and free it only took a moment A D till you turned and smiled at me D I like the way you wear a dress you look so good in jeans just watching you walk down the street A D is borderline obscene but it really doesn’t matter what you do or do not wear as long as I can look around A D and find you standing there D I like the way you stood there filled with attitude and bones it didn’t even bother me A D that you stayed on the phone your thumbs were drumming on the keys your hair was wild and free it only took a moment A D till you turned and smiled at me
4.
TALKING SPANISH IN MY SLEEP © Bob Wright C The first time that I saw her G she was standing in the shade of the only tree across the street C from the bar I used to play she was talking to a girl she knew C7 F and when I caught her eye C she looked away but I could see G C her try to hide a smile (Chorus) F all it took was a passing glance C and a hint of a grin G pretty soon we were going out C/C7 pretty soon she moved in F her mama told me it wouldn’t work C her Spanish blood ran too deep G she finally left me and now I’m C/G talking Spanish in my sleep C she told me that her families land g stretched for miles in the hills way before any Anglos came C they lived on it still now they are all proud Americans C7 but she always took care C to say they came from Mexico G C when Mexico was still here (Chorus) F all it took was a passing glance C and a hint of a grin G pretty soon we were going out C/C7 pretty soon she moved in F her mama told me it wouldn’t work C her Spanish blood ran too deep G she finally left me and now I’m C/G talking Spanish in my sleep C now I’m standing underneath the shade G of a tree down the street from the church that she was married in C back a couple of weeks I probably should go inside C7 F light a candle or two C but I feel the neon calling me G C to stop by for a few (Chorus) F all it took was a passing glance C and a hint of a grin G pretty soon we were going out C/C7 pretty soon she moved in F her mama told me it wouldn’t work C her Spanish blood ran too deep G she finally left me and now I’m C/G talking Spanish in my sleep Y ahora... en mis suenos... hablo espanol
5.
I STEPPED ON THE MOON (key of G) © Bob Wright G I stepped on the moon C I didn’t know it was there D On the floor of the room G At the top of the stairs The door was wide open G7 C/Am And your things were all gone D Ain’t it funny how right things G Can turn out so wrong (chorus) C G Ain’t it funny you left me, ain’t it funny I cried A D Ain’t it funny the stars still, light up the sky C G/Em Ain’t it funny how things change, in the wink of an eye D C/G G Ain’t it funny I loved you, when you were saying goodbye So I opened the window As some clouds drifted by And I found myself wishing That the sun wouldn’t rise Cause you wouldn’t be sleeping In the bed by my side Ain’t it funny how small things Are a big part of life (chorus)
6.
WITCHES WALKING © Bob wright (DADGAD, capo 4) double double witches walking in my dreams I hear them... talking nonsense spreading fear I wish they were out of there waking waking cold and sweating can’t believe what I’m hearing... filled with nonsense filled with fear I wish I were out of there but you arise and gently touch my side and all my fears subside.... until the night walking walking in my sleep I know you can hear me... talking nonsense talking fear I wish I were out of there crying crying all night long I can hear you sighing... fighting nonsense fighting fear i’m so glad that you are here cause you will rise and gently touch my side and all my fears subside.... until the night double double witches walking in my dreams I hear them... talking nonsense spreading fear I wish they were out of there but you arise and gently touch my side and all my fears subside.... until the night
7.
WHEN I HEAR HAZEL SING (capo 2- key of E) © Bob Wright on a cool mountain night a woman full grown sat in the dark on a low wall of stone lost in her thoughts or so it seemed then I heard the truth when I heard Hazel sing (chorus) How high the mountains green how cool the mountain streams how dark the hollers seemed to be hearing her memories deeper than mountain springs I hear the truth when I hear Hazel sing she sang alone at first living through every verse giving herself to the song singing of love and hurt the best I’d ever heard I heard the truth when I heard Hazel sing (chorus) How high the mountains green how cool the mountain streams how dark the hollers seemed to be hearing her memories deeper than mountain springs I hear the truth when I hear Hazel sing out of the darkness some voices joined in for a moment it seemed like the mountains were singing I stood there in a daze lost in the songs she played dawn broke she stood to go and as she walked away I heard somebody say I hear the truth when I hear Hazel sing (chorus) How high the mountains green how cool the mountain streams how dark the hollers seemed to be hearing her memories deeper than mountain springs I hear the truth when I hear Hazel sing
8.
JIMMY TAKE THE LIQUOR OUT bob wright The dogs won’t bark Jimmy take the liquor out The dogs won’t bark Jimmy take the liquor out The dogs won’t bark Jimmy take the liquor out Jimmy take the liquor out we’ll all get tight the hens won’t lay Jimmy take the liquor out the hens won’t lay Jimmy take the liquor out the hens won’t lay Jimmy take the liquor out Jimmy take the liquor out we’ll all get tight the cows won’t milk Jimmy take the liquor out the cows won’t milk Jimmy take the liquor out the cows won’t milk Jimmy take the liquor out Jimmy take the liquor out we’ll all get tight (VAMP)
welll the dog chased the rooster and the rooster chased the hen and the cow hasn’t given any milk since then
there ain’t no milk
the wells gone dry
(ALL STOP)
Jimmy take the liquor out
we’ll all get tight the girls won’t kiss Jimmy take the liquor out the girls won’t kiss Jimmy take the liquor out the girls won’t kiss Jimmy take the liquor out Jimmy take the liquor out we’ll all get tight cause the boys won’t dance Jimmy take the liquor out the boys won’t dance Jimmy take the liquor out the boys won’t dance Jimmy take the liquor out... open up the liquor they’ll dance all night
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THE WILD GEESE RETURN (DADGAD) © Bob Wright High in the northern sky banking into the wind the wild geese return again I remember mornings when we’d walk amongst the trees strolling hand in hand along a trail of golden leaves... when High in the northern sky banking into the wind the wild geese return again other times we’d simply lie together side by side and watch the boats below us in the early morning light High in the northern sky banking into the wind the wild geese return again now each morning I go out to walk the hills alone I watch the sky and sit beside your name upon a stone... then High in the northern sky banking into the wind the wild geese return again
11.
YOUR HUSBAND LED ME TO YOU © Bob Wright (Chorus) He was tall he was mean just a whiskey machine People shook when he came into view But as much as he drank I still have him to thank Cause your husband led me to you The dispatcher said there was somebody dead On the floor of a bar across town So I fired the lights and punched up the siren And turned that big cruiser around When I got to the bar they were huddled by cars The neon was bleeding and broke A small-statured man with a gun by his hand Sat at the bar all alone But he motioned me in and he said with a grin He ain’t hurtin’ no one no more I looked down to see a body so big It covered up most of the floor (Chorus) Every one swore that the man had no choice The bully had beaten him down And it wasn’t just once he would do it for fun Every time he came around So I took them downtown and we wrote it all down There was one other thing left to do They told me his wife was quiet and nice And I set out to give her the news I worked up my nerve but she’d already heard She was covered with bruises and pride She said I can’t cry and it near broke my heart And I see her now most every night (chorus)
12.
LIVIN’ WILL KILL YOU © Bob Wright C Butter can kill you and coffee can too you shouldn’t be puttin’ G no meat in your stew C C7 seems like there ain’t nothin’ F Fm left we can eat G when it’s livin’ will kill you C as sure as I breathe C sugar and cigarettes top all the lists you’re probably safe G if you’ve never been kissed C C7 I’d go for a walk F Fm but it’s bad for my feet G yet livin’ will kill you C as sure as I breathe (chorus) F AYE AYE AYE AYE C I don’t want to die G AYE AYE AYE AYE but you don’t C get to heaven alive C whiskey and vodka and rum and tequila alone or together G will probably kill ya C C7 don’t shake the hand F Fm of a friend with a sneeze G but livin’ will kill you C as sure as I breathe C now cancer and dancin’ with devils is bad don’t swim after eating G and don’t get a tan C C7 you can pray in the dark F Fm all alone on your knees G then livin will kill you C as sure as I breathe (chorus) F AYE AYE AYE AYE C I don’t want to die G AYE AYE AYE AYE but you don’t C get to heaven alive C strangely enough they say wine is a savior just one glass a day G ensures years of behavior C C7 so lets drink a toast F Fm to the newly deceased G cause livin will kill you C as sure as I breathe (chorus) F AYE AYE AYE AYE C I don’t want to die G AYE AYE AYE AYE but you don’t C get to heaven alive

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released January 1, 2014

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Bob Wright/ Harbortown New York, New York

He is a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter and Bob Wright songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past. ... more

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