Lucille

{t:Lucille}
By Kenny Rogers   (3/4 time)


[G]In a bar in Toledo across from the depot
On a barstool she took off her [D7]ring
I [Am]thought I’d get closer  so I [D7]walked on over
I [Am]sat down and [D7]asked her [G]name
 
 
[G]When the drink finally hit her she said I’m no quitter
But I finally quit [G7]living on [C]dreams
I’m [D7]hungry for laughter and here ever after
I’m after whatever the other life [G]brings
 
 
[G]In the mirror I saw him  I closely watch him
I thought how he looked out of [D7]place
He came [Am]to the woman who sat [D7]there beside me
He [Am]had a strange [D7]look on his [G]face
 
 
[G]The big hands are callous  he looked like a mountain
For a minute I [G7]thought I was [C]dead
But [D7]he started shaking his big heart was breaking
He turned to the woman and [G]said
 
chorus
[G]You picked the fine time to leave me Lu[C]cille
Four hungry children and a crop in the [G]field
[C]I’ve had some bad time live through some sad times
But this time your hurting wouldn’t [G]heal
You picked a [D7]fine time to leave me Lu[C]cille
 
 
[G]After he left us I ordered more whiskey
I thought how he made him look [D7]small
From [Am]lights of the bar room to a [D7]rented hotel room
We walked without talking at [G]all
 
 
[G]She was a beauty but when she came to me
She must have thought [G7]I’d lost my [C]mind
[D7]I couldn’t hold her the words that he told her
Kept coming back time after [G]time

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