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    Merle Haggard - A bar in Bakersfield

    Hello, Friends!

    Please help me with the lyrics for this song:
    Merle Haggard - A bar in Bakersfield
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jydva_84tm8
    - maybe an american friend can extract the CORRECT LYRICS, please?

    Thank you,
    jullien_alphonse
    Last edited by jullien; 12-28-2013 at 09:59 AM.

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    Or a Canadian friend...

    Jullien, here are the lyrics except for the talking at the end. I have no idea what he is saying there.

    A Bar In Bakersfield – Merle Haggard

    Some years ago some stars and I formed this big band
    They went on to be somebody and I’m their greatest fan
    I helped write the music that set their ship a-sail
    And I’m still playing guitar in a bar in Bakersfield

    This town had a new sound and we found it on a gig
    God bless the boys that used it and went off to make it big
    I could-a left and done it too but I couldn’t leave this city
    ‘Cause she’s the dad-gum bar maid at a bar in Bakersfield

    Hey, I could have busted out some years ago
    But you, kept beggin’ me not to go
    There were times when things were rough on us, but we never missed no meal
    Existing, playin’ guitar in a bar in Bakersfield

    Instrumental Break

    I’ve been busy playin’ rhythm and learnin’ lead guitar
    Had to stay and make a living, had no time to be a star
    Oh, I’ll never make the big time and I’ll never be no wheel
    Damn it, I put seven nights a week in this bar in Bakersfield

    Hey, I could have busted out some years ago
    Ah, but, you kept beggin’ me not to go
    There were times when things were rough on us, but we never missed no meal
    Existing, playin’ guitar in a bar in Bakersfield
    I’ve been survivin’, playin’ guitar in a bar in Bakersfield
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    THANK YOU for the lyrics, you made my day!

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    Hello, Gary

    I'm Jullien from Romania, Europe, and I want to thank you AGAIN for your kindness!
    You have reached the maximum capacity for your INBOX here at the COWBOYS LYRICS,
    so you can not receive private messages.

    That one... with MERLE HAGGARD, you were great !
    I'm not a native english speaker, and I hope that you could help me with another little problem.
    I have another oldie, an american-english song which IS NOT COUNTRY TYPE and
    I hope you will not punish me for this request for lyrics.

    These lyrics can not be found on the web,
    the name of the song is
    CAMEO - TRIBUTE TO BOB MARLEY
    and it's reggae type.

    I've uploaded it on mediafire
    https://www.mediafire.com/?4esrs8dbyrn1ogg
    Maybe you can help me, please, to resolve this little problem...
    Thank you for any decision you might take!
    jullien_alphonse@yahoo.com
    Last edited by jullien; 12-28-2013 at 08:15 PM.

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    Hello, I have a RARITY for you as a gift...
    it's a nice country-rock song, which can not be found on the internet,
    because it wasn't conversed yet from vinyl to mp3.
    The song is called
    DAVID PARKER - Lovers and Gamblers.
    I've uploaded on mediafire:
    https://www.mediafire.com/?p5d0bn0gexv4dkd
    Here are the LYRICS, and please, feel free to make any corrections you think it's necessary.
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!
    -------------------------------
    DAVID PARKER – LOVERS AND GAMBLERS

    I was born to love someone, you were born to lie,
    Nothin’ couldn’t kept me from your side
    Oh, I was make to live old dreams, you were made to try
    Every little trick to hook my pride.

    [Chorus]
    I want you tell me that you need me,
    And take this broken heart away - yeah-yeah


    Lovers and gamblers, from the cannonball pence
    Hoboes and railroads are my loves and my friends,
    Robbers and brokers, and what money can buy
    Models and jokers know these tears that I cried
    mmh, tears that I cried...


    [Solo instrumental 1]

    And you know my love for you goes stronger everyday
    You’re just left an amateur for me,
    I was goin’ slowly down with facts I couldn’t see
    Till I opened up my eyes to see.

    [Chorus]
    I want you tell me that you need me,
    And take this broken heart away - yeah-yeah


    Lovers and gamblers, from the cannonball pence
    Hoboes and railroads are my loves and my friends,
    Robbers and brokers, and what money can buy
    Models and jokers know these tears that I cried...
    mmh, tears that I cried...


    [Solo instrumental 2]

    [Chorus]
    I want you tell me that you need me,
    And take this broken heart away - yeah-yeah
    [Modulation 1 half-tone]

    Lovers and gamblers, from the cannonball pence
    Hoboes and railroads are my loves and my friends,
    Robbers and brokers, and what money can buy
    Models and jokers know these tears that I cried,

    Lovers and gamblers, from the cannonball pence
    Hoboes and railroads are my loves and my friends,
    Robbers and brokers, and what money can buy
    Models and jokers know these tears that I cried...
    Last edited by jullien; 12-29-2013 at 08:24 PM.

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