THE RIDE by David Allan Coe Capo 3 Intro: G D A A Well I was thumbing from Montgomery. C Had my guitar on my back. D When a stranger stopped beside me A in an antique Cadillac. A He was dressed like 1950 C half-drunk and hollow-eyed D He said "It's a long walk to Nashville A would you like a ride, son." A I sat down in the front seat. C He turned on the radio and them D sad old songs comin' out of them speakers A was solid country gold. A Then I noticed the stranger was ghost white pale C when he asked me for a light D A And I knew there was somthin' strange about this ride.A Then he cried just south of Nashville C and he turned that car around. D A He said "This is where you get off boy 'cause I'm goin' back to Alabam A As I stepped out of that old Cadillac C I said "Mister, many thanks." D He said "You don't have to call me Mister, Mister. A The whole world called me Hank." Chorus: G 'Cause if you're big star bound D A let me warn ya' it's a long, hard ride."G D He said "Drifter can you make folks cry A when you play and sing? A Have you paid your dues? Can you moan the blues? E Can you bend them guitar strings?" G D A He said "Boy can you make folks feel what you feel inside G CAuse if you're big star bound D A let me warn ya' it's a long, hard ride."