From the album Got the Blues

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Church Street Blues

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Church Street Blues (in G) (capo 7) Norman Blake
G C D G

G C D G
I’ve been hangin' out of town, in that low down rain
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Watchin' good time Charlie, friends, is drivin' me insane
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Down on shady Charlotte Street, the green lights look red
G C D G
Wish I was back on the farm, in my feathered bed.

Chorus C BmaddG D C D G
And I got myse elf a rockin' chair to see if I could lose
C G/B Em D C Fmaj7 G
Them thin dime hard times Hell on Church Street blues

G C D G
Found myself a picker friend, I read yesterday's news
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Folded up page twenty-one and stuck it in my shoe
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Gave a nickel to the poor, my good turn for the day
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Folded up my old bill fold and threw it far away.

Chorus C BmaddG D C D G
And I got myse elf a rockin' chair to see if I could lose
C G/B Em D C Fmaj7 G
Them thin dime hard times Hell on Church Street blues

Break Play through the verse once
Chorus

G C D G
I wish I had some guitar strings, the Old Black Diamond brand
G C D G
I'd string up this old Martin box and go and join some band
G C D G
But I guess Im gonna stay right here and pick and sing a while
G C D G
Try to make me a little change and give them folks a smile.

Chorus x2 C BmaddG D C D G
And I got myse elf a rockin' chair to see if I could lose
C G/B Em D C Fmaj7 G
Them thin dime hard times Hell on Church Street blues

C Fmaj7 G C Fmaj7 G
Hell on Church Street blues. (slow) Hell on Church Street blues.