Standard (EADGBE)


(*)(see notes) +2(see notes) (twice)

I've been worked by the rain (some versions substitute hurt or washed for


Driven by the snow

Drunk and dirty - don't you know


But I'm still.. ..willin

(And I was) Out on the road

Late at night

Seen my pretty Alice in every headlight


Alice.. ..Dallas Alice


And I been from Tucson to Tucumcari

Tehachapi to Tonapa

Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made

Driven the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed

(No chords - let previous D resound)

And if you give me

(No chords again but I use a stepping C)

C step down to G

Weed, Whites and wine

And you show me a sign


I'll be willin' to be movin'

Kicked by the wind

Robbed by the sleet

Had my head stoved in but I'm still on my feet


And I'm still .... in a whole lot of trouble

Smuggled some smokes and folks from Mexico

Baked by the sun

Every time I go to Mexico


And I'm still....



D(*) - many different chord variations have been suggested here,

including Bm and pure D. I use a hybrid of D with a 6th

string bass on the second fret since this bass note is

very important to the flow of the song. If you're lucky

your thumb can cover this, but mine won't so I usually

take the easy route and play 1st string 2nd fret plus

6th string 2nd fret with all the other strings open - not

such a good sound but FAR easier when you're trying to sing

as well !

C+2 - this is simply a slide of C up 2 frets. However, I prefer

to use normal open D instead as it had a better ring to it.

I've tried to match the words up with the chords but I guess it's

one of those songs you have to know quite well to get the inflections right.

Also, there's so many versions of this around the lyrics and especially

Lowell Georges asides at the end of verses etc change slightly. This version

is transcribed from the live album 'Waiting For Columbus'.