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Mr. Shorty lyrics and chords

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Mr. Shorty
Written and recorded by Marty Robbins
[3/4 time]

C Am C Am
Nobody knew where he came from they only knew he came in
C Am D7 E7
Slowly he walked to the end of the bar and he ordered up a slug of gin
Am D7
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 would work through the winter for thirty a month and his board
C Am
I started to say where he might land a job
D7 E7
When a fella came in through the door
Am D7
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
When the little man spoke there was stillness
C Am
He made sure that everyone heard
C Am D7 E7
Slowly he stepped away from the bar and I still remember these words
Am D7
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 D7 E7
I hadn't noticed but there on his hip was a short barreled Bat 44
Am D7 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
D7 E7
Said death would wait ten seconds more
Am D7 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 D7 E7
The 44 spoke and it sent lead and smoke seventeen inches of flame
Am D7 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 D7 E7
It's always this way so I never stay slowly he walked out the door
Am D7 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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