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Leonard lyrics and chords

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Leonard
Written and recorded by Merle Haggard

C F C
When Leonard finally came to California
F C G7
He was twenty-one years old as I recall
C F C
He loved to write a song and pick the guitar
F G7 C
And he came to hang a gold one on the wall

Am F
The town in which he lived is not important
C G7
But you'll know the town I mean by the time I'm through
Am F
He soon became a famous entertainer
G7 C
But Leonard was a name he never used

F C
He was on his way to having what he wanted
F C G7
Just about as close as one could be
C F C
Hey once he even followed Elvis Presley
F G7 C
And he wrote a lot of country songs for me

Am F
But he laid it all aside to follow Jesus
C G7
For years he chose to let his music go
Am F
But preaching wasn't really meant for Leonard
G7 C
But how in the hell was Leonard supposed to know

F C
Well life began to twist its way around him
F C G7
And I wondered how he carried such a load
C F C
He came back again to try his luck in music
F G7 C
And lost his wife and family on the road

Am F
After that he seemed to bog down even deeper
C G7
And I saw what booze and pills could really do
Am F
And I wondered if I'd ever see him sober
G7 C
But I forgot about a friend that Leonard knew

F C
Well Leonard gave me lots of inspiration
F C G7
He helped teach me how to write a country song
C F C
And he even brought around a bag of groceries
F G7 C
Hey back before Muskogee came along

Am F
Really I'm not trying to hide his show name
C G7
Or the town in which this episode began
Am F
Somehow I had to write a song for ol' Tommy
G7 C
If just to see the smiling faces in the band

F C
Well when Leonard finally came to California
F C G7
He was twenty-one years old as I recall
C F C
And he loved to write a song and pick the guitar
F G7 C
And he came to hang a gold one on the wall

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