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You Don't Even Call Me By My Name Chords

David Allan Coe

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You Don't Even Call Me By My Name

	         G                D               G 
It was all that I could do to keep from cryin' 
    C                 D            G 
Sometimes it seems so useless to remain 
C                 D               G    Em 
You don't have to call me darlin',  darlin' 
    G          D             C     G 
You never even call me by my name 

G                 D              G 
You don't have to call me Waylon Jennings 
    C                 D               G 
And you don't have to call me Charlie Pride 
    C                 D             G            Em 
And you don't have to call me Merle Haggard...anymore 
A7                                  D 
  Even though you're on my fightin' side 
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C G And I'll hang around as long as you will let me C D G 'Cause I never minded standin' in the rain C D G Em You don't have to call me Darlin', Darlin' G D C G But you never even call me by my name
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G D G Well I've seen my name a few times in your phone book C D G And I've seen it on the signs where I've played C D G Em But the only time I know I'll hear "David Allen Coe" A7 D Is when Jesus has his final judgement day Chorus: So I'll hang around... Talk: "Well, a friend of mine, Steve Goodman, wrote this song and he said it was the perfect country and western song. I wrote him back a letter and told him that it was not the perfect country-western song because he hadn't said anything at all about Momma, or trains, or trucks, or prison, or getting drunk. Well, he sat down and wrote another verse to the song and he sent it to me and, after reading it, I realized that my friend had written the perfect country-western song, and I felt obliged to include it on this album. The last verse goes like this here:" G D G Well I was drunk the day my Momma got out of prison C D G And I went to pick her up in the rain C D G Em But before I could get to the station in my pickup truck A7 D My Momma, she got run over by a damned old train
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C D G So I'll hang around just as long as you will let me C D G 'Cause I never minded standing in the rain C D G Em You don't have to call me darlin', darlin' G D But you never even call me... G Em I wonder why you don't call me... G D C G Why don't you even call me by my name?
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