Capo 1st fret

Standard (EADGBE)


Now I'm just a bartender

And I don't like my work

But I don't mind the money at all

I see lots of sad faces

And lots of bad cases

Of folks with their backs to the wall


But I need four walls around me to hold my life

To keep me from going a-stray

And a honky-tonk angel to hold me tight

To keep me from slipping away

I can light up your smokes

I can laugh at your jokes

I can watch you fall down on your knees

I can close down this bar

I can gas up my car

I can pack up and mail in my key


Now, the smoke fills the air

In this honky-tonk bar

And I'm thinking 'bout where I'd rather be

But I burned all my bridges

I sank all my ships

And I'm stranded at the edge of the sea