Grateful Dead

Wharf Rat Chords

Grateful Dead

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Wharf Rat

Old man down, 
Em                                      Asus2 
Way down down, down by the docks of the city. 
Blind and dirty, 
Em                                       Asus2 
Asked me for a dime, a dime for a cup of coffee. 
  Em                D                          Asus2 
I got no dime but I got some time to hear his story. 

My name is August West, 
And I love my Pearly Baker best more than my wine. 
More than my wine - 
More than my maker, though he's no friend of mine. 

Everyone said, 
I'd come to no good, I knew I would Pearly, believe them. 
Half of my life, 
I spent doin' time for some other fucker's crime, 
                                                           A   D   A 
The other half found me stumbling 'round drunk on Burgundy wine 

G            D    G/D  D     A              D     G/D   D 
But I'll get back      on my feet again someday, 
    C          G       C   G             D     Dsus4   D 
The good Lord willin',      if He says I may. 
                Asus4    A               Em 
I know that the life      I'm livin's no good, 
     Asus4      A     Asus2  A         A7     Em 
I'll get a new start,        live the life I should. 


I'll get up and fly away, 
I'll get up and fly away, fly away. 

Pearly's been true, 
True to me, true to my dyin' day he said, 
I said to him, 
I said to him, "I'm sure she's been." 
I said to him, "I'm sure she's been true to you." 

Got up and wandered, 
Wandered downtown, nowhere to go but just hang around. 
I've got a girl, 
Named Bonnie Lee, I know that girl's been true to me. 
I know she's been, I'm sure she's been true to me. 


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