Tom Russell Band - Blue Wing Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
2
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1

12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
2
1
3
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
4
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
CHe had a Blue Wing tattooed on his shoulder. Well it might have been a blue bird I don't Dmknow. GBut he'd get stone drunk and talk about Alaska. Salmon boats and forty- five bCelow CHe said he got that Blue Wing up in Walla Walla. Where his cellmate there was a little WDmilly John DmWilly he was once a great blues singer. And WGing and Willy wrote him up a sCong:

Chorus

CHe said its dark in here F C can't see the sky. But I look at this Blue Wing and I clGose my eyes CThen I fly away, beyond theseF walls C Up above the clouds, where the rain don’tG fall On a poor manAm’s dreams G Am G CWell they paroled Blue Wing in August, 1963 CAnd he moved on pickin’ apples to the town of WDmenatchee. DmWinter finally caught him in a run down trailer park, DmOn the souGth side of Seattle where the dCays grow gray and dark CAnd he drank and he dreamt a vision of when the salmon still swam free CAnd his father’s father’s crossed that wDmide old Bering Sea. DmAnd the land belonged to everyone, and there were old songs left to sing. DmNow it’s narGrowed down to a cheap hotel and a tattCooed prison wing.

Chorus

CWell he drank his way to L.A. and that’s where he died. But no one knew his Christian name CAnd there was no one there to Dmcry. But I dreamt there was a service. ADm preacher and an old pine box. DmAnd halGfway through the sermon you know BlueC Wing began to talk

Chorus