Lucinda Williams Guitar Chords & Tablature: "Lake Charles"

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LAKE CHARLES (Lucinda Williams)
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[Each chord is one 4/4 measure.]

A  A  A  A
[intro]

         A             E            A       A
He had a reason to get back to Lake Charles
           D             D             A         A
He used to talk about it, he'd just go on and on
          E             E             A            A
He always said Louisiana was where he felt at home

       A       E    A      A
He was born in Nacogdoches
           D         D                 A      A
That's in east Texas, not far from the border
                E             E             A           A
But he liked to tell everybody he was from Lake Charles

        D   D                 A   A
Did an angel whisper in your ear
    D             D                  A     A
And hold you close and take away your fear
         E   E     A       A
In those long last moments

We used to drive through Lafayette and Baton Rouge
In a yellow El Camino, listening to Howlin' Wolf
He liked to stop in Lake Charles, 'cause that's the place that he loved

Did you run about as far as you could go
Down the Lousiana highway, across Lake Pontchartrain
Now your soul is in Lake Charles, no matter what they say

Did an angel whisper in your ear
And hold you close, and take away your fear
In those long last moments

[guitar/accordian solo: same chords as chorus]

He had a reason to get back to Lake Charles
He used to talk about it, he'd just go on and on
He always said Louisiana was where he felt at home

Did an angel whisper in your ear
And hold you close, and take away your fear
In those long last moments

Did an angel whisper in your ear
And hold you close, and take away your fear
In those long last moments



- transcribed by Adam Schneider, http://adamschneider.net/

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