Darrell Scott - Uncle Lloyd Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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Standard guitar tuning:
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D
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No capo

Verse 1

He was nGot my father’s brother But he wished that hFe could bCe Told us kFids to call him uncle And we would bDe his famiCly He had a wGife and kids in Fresno The youngest one was tFwenty-foCur Dad had brFought him into our house They didn’t wDant him anyCmore

Verse 2

He helped us wGork the family business Building fences iFn the suCn Worked just lFike a man of twenty ‘Til the worDking day was Cdone He and DGad would spend their evening Sitting in lawn chairs iFn the yaCrd Where they’d drFink a toast to Seagram’s Seagram’s nDever went down hCard

Chorus

Won’t you wGake up Uncle Lloyd Got a lot of woFrk toCday We’ll get DFon to make the coffee Load that tDruck and be on your wCay Friday nGight you can drive to Vegas Maybe this time yFou will wCin Buy a trFailer by the river And you won’t hDave to work aCgain

Verse 3

He was slGeeping in the workroom With a mattress oFn the flCoor When one niFght I heard him crying As I passed outDside his dCoor He cried, "RGita, girl I love you Rita, Darling pleFase don’t Cgo I’ve tried haFrd to make you happy I’ve done eveDrything I knCow"

Verse 4

Then I heGard the bottle open The tipping up and pFutting dCown Heard the ruFstling of the covers Then he did not mDake a souCnd I thought of tGhirty years of Rita Standing sternly bFy his siCde All the yeFars of hanging in there All the empDtiness inCside

Verse 6

Then I thGought of how their children Have children oFf their Cown And how a mFan at fifty-seven Winds up living Dso alCone

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