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story song written and recorded Marty Robbins.
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Mr. Shorty Written and recorded by Marty Robbins
C Am C Am Nobody knew where he came from they only knew he came in C Am Dm E7 Slowly he walked to the end of the bar and he ordered up a slug of gin Am Dm Well I could see that he wasn't a large man G C I could tell that he wasn't too tall E7 C I judged him to be bout five foot three D7 G And his voice was a soft Texas drawl
C Am C Am Said he was needin' some wages fore he could drive to the west C Am Dm E7 Said he could do most all kind of work said he could ride with the best Am Dm G C There in his blue eyes was sadness that comes from the need of a friend E7 C D7 G And though he tried he still couldn't hide the loneliness there deep within
C Am C Am Said he would work through the winter for thirty a month and his board C Am I started to say where he might land a job Dm E7 When a fella came in through the door Am Dm And I could tell he was a lookin' for trouble G C By the way that he came stompin' in E7 C D7 G He told me to leave Shorty there by himself come down and wait on a man
C Am C Am The eyes of the little man narrowed the smile disappeared from his face C Am Gone was the friendliness that I had seen Dm E7 And a wild look of hate took its place Am Dm G C But the big one continued to mock him and he told me that I'd better go E7 C D7 G Find him a couple of glasses of milk and then maybe Shorty would grow
C Am When the little man spoke there was stillness C Am He made sure that everyone heard C Am Dm E7 Slowly he stepped away from the bar and I still remember these words Am Dm Oh it's plain that you're lookin' for trouble G C Trouble's what I try to shun E7 C If that's what you want then that's what you'll get D7 G Cause cowboy we're both packin' guns
C Am C Am His hand was already positioned his feet wide apart on the floor C Am Dm E7 I hadn't noticed but there on his hip was a short barreled Bat 44 Am Dm G C It was plain he was ready and waitin' he leaned a bit forward and said E7 C D7 G When you call me Shorty say Mr. my friend maybe you'd rather be dead
C Am C Am In the room was a terrible silence as the big one stepped out on the floor C Am All drinkin' stopped and the tick of the clock Dm E7 Said death would wait ten seconds more Am Dm G C He cursed once or twice in a whisper and he said with a snarl on his lips E7 C D7 G Nobody's Mr. to me little man and he grabbed for the gun on his hip
C Am C Am But the little man's hand was like lightnin' the Bat 44 was the same C Am Dm E7 The 44 spoke and it sent lead and smoke seventeen inches of flame Am Dm G C Oh the big one had never cleared leather beaten before he could start E7 C A little round hole had appeared on his shirt D7 G The bullet went clear through his heart
C Am C Am The little man stood there a moment then holstered the Bat 44 C Am Dm E7 It's always this way so I never stay slowly he walked out the door Am Dm G C Nobody knew where he came from they won't forget he came by E7 C D7 G They won't forget how a 44 gun one night made the difference in size
C Am C Am As for me I'll remember the sadness shown in the eyes of the man C Am If we meet some day you can bet I would say D7 G Am G That it's me Mr. Shorty your fri-e-nd
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