Tom Russell

Touch Of Evil

Tom Russell

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Touch Of Evil

Capo on 2nd fret
	  		 
The C/G is optional on the 3rd verse, Tom stays on G on some lines.) 
Intro: G C/G x2 
 
    G                       C                             G   C/G 
The night my baby left me I crossed the bridge to Juarez avenue 
C         G                               C                             G      
Like that movie "Touch of evil" I got the Orson Wells, Marlene Dietrich blues 
C           G 
Where Orson walks in to the whore house and 
C                                G  C/G 
Marlene says "Man, you look like hell" 
            G  
And Orson's chewing on a chocolate bar 
        C/G 
as the lights go on in the old Blue Star hotel 
         C                                                           Bm 
"Read my future" says old Orson, "down inside the tea leaves of your cup" 
              Am 
And she says "You ain't got no future, Hank, 
C               D                G 
I believe your future's all used up" 
 
                  C                               G 
    Why don't you touch me anymore? Why don't you touch me anymore? 
               D                              G                    (G7) 
    Why do you run away and hide? You know it hurts me deep inside 
               C                                 G 
    Why do you close the bedroom door? This is a brutal little war 
                 D                                  C           G 
    What good is all this fightin' for if you don't touch me anymore? 
 
G C/G 
 
(Chords like 1st verse, until notice) 
     G                           C                      G C/G 
They shot "A touch of evil" in a Venice, California colony 
C               G 
And I grew near those dead canals 
                      C                     G 
where they filmed the longest pan shot ever made 
C                 G                   C                               G     C/G 
Now I'm thinking about the movie, the bar I'm in, the bridge, the Rio Grande 
         G                             C/G 
Now I'm thinking about my baby and the borderline 'tween a woman and a man 
       C                                                         Bm 
I was drunk as Orson Wells the night I crawled backwards out the door 
      Am                    C            D           G 
I was screaming "Baby, baby how come you touch me anymore?" 
 
CHORUS: 
 
 
G C/G x3 
 
(Chords like 2nd verse) 
        G                         C                                    G  C/G 
Oh, someone rolled the credits on twenty years of love turned dark and raw 
      C            G                C                          G 
Not a technicolor love film, it's a brutal document, it's film noir 
         C                   G                  C                        G  C/G 
And it's all played out on a borderline and the actors are tragically miscast 
                  G                   C/G 
Like a Mexican burlesk show where the characters are wearing comic masks 
         C                                                           Bm 
Oh, it's love and love alone I cry to the barmen in this Juarez waterhole 
              Am                 C                 D          G 
As we raise a glass to Orson and "A touch of evil" livin' our souls 
 
CHORUS: 
 
Outro: G C/G x3 G (Stop) 
  
 

		  

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