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“Kickin’ My Dawg” — lyrics & chords

Traditional. Arranged by Andru Bemis

 F                         Dm
Every time I come to town
              F                      C7                   F
Them boys keep kicking my dawg around
                                                   Dm
It doesn’t matter that he’s a hound
            F                       C7                    F
They gotta stop kicking my dawg around

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“Five Hundred Miles” — lyrics & chords

Traditional. Arranged by Andru Bemis

              G                                     Em
If you miss the train I’m on
                    C                                Am7
You will know that I am gone
                    D7                                                                    G
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles
                                                                Em
A hundred miles, a hundred miles
                         C                                    Am7
A hundred miles, a hundred miles
                    D7                                                                   G
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles

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“Two Dollar Bill” — lyrics & chords

Traditional. Arrangement and additional verses by Andru Bemis

   G
I lost all my money but a two dollar bill
                                          C                      G
A two dollar bill, a two dollar bill
I lost all my money but a two dollar bill
                       D7                      G
I’m on my long journey home

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“Curtains of Night” — lyrics & chords

Words and music by William Shakespeare Hays. 1869 (Originally titled “I’ll Remember You, Love, In My Prayers“). Arranged by Andru Bemis

                        A                      A7                                D                         A
When the curtains of night are pinned back by the stars
                                                                                   E
And the beautiful moon sweeps the skies
                    A                          A7                    D                      A
And the dewdrops of heaven are kissing the rose
                                       E7                A
It is then that my memory flies
       D                                                                       A
As if on the wings of some beautiful dove
                                                                 E7
In haste with the message it bears
       A                       A7                   D                  A
To bring you a kiss of affection and say
                                              E7                  A
“I’ll remember you, love in my prayers”

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“How Tired I’ve Been” — lyrics & chords

Words and music by Andru Bemis

          D                                              G                  Bm
The Lord only knows how tired I’ve been
         D                             Em             A
I’m trying to keep on, but I don’t know
 D                                      C#/D       Bm7          A/Bm7       G                          A
When will trouble take my worried mind and let me alone again?
          Bm     G        D                        A                 D
The Lord only knows how tired I’ve been

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