Ron Hynes

Boy From Old Perlican

Ron Hynes

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Boy From Old Perlican

Intro: Dm7   Bm   Em  A  A7  Em  A 

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Stranded in Nashville.         I?m a Boy from Old Perlican. 
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I went Buskin? down Broadway I made 4 bucks American. 
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An? I?m homesick and wishin? I was still back home fishin? 
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But all those times are gone. 
      G              D       Em        A             G    D  Em  A5 
How strange to be in Tennessee singin? Newfoundland Songs 

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I crossed over the border ?neath the light from the stars. 
          A           A7            Em       A 
? had the luck of da Irish I had my daddy?s guitar. 
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It?s Gibson     J   45,        it?s gonna keep me alive. 
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And comfort me midnight ?til dawn. 
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Aw how strange to be here in Tennessee  
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Singin? Newfoundland Songs 

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I know it isn?t Hank Williams, though I can sing him as well. 
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I Sing Jimmy Roger?s Blue Yodel,     I sing Lefty???. Frizzell.  
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And I?m a stranger here in Tennessee I?m a boy from around the bay 
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Ah yeah, but I know how to sing boys and I know how to play. 
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?Cause my daddy taught me, taught me these words, taught me these chords. 
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And he taught me before he passed on. 
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Ah how strange to be in Tennessee singin? hard hard times 
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Singin? kid on the pond. 
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Singin? Newfoundland songs. 
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If there?s one small consolation here in these desperate times. 
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All those Nashville songwriters are tryin? to look like Ron Hynes. 
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How strange to be in Tennessee singin? Newfoundland Songs. 

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