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Guitar Man lyrics and chords

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Guitar Man
Recorded by Elvis Presley
Written by Jerry Reed

Well I quit my job down at the car wash

I left my momma a goodbye note

By sundown I’d left Kingston

With my guitar under my coat
I hitch-hiked all the way down to Memphis

Got a room at the Y.M.C.A.
For the next three weeks I went a hauntin’ them night clubs
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Lookin’ for a place to play
Well I thought my pickin’ would set ‘em on fire
But nobody wanted to hire a guitar man

Well I nearly bout starved to death down in Memphis

I run outta money and luck

So I bummed me a ride down to Macon Georgia

On a overloaded poultry truck
I thumbed on down to Panama City

Started pickin’ out some of them all-night bars
Hopin’ I could make myself a dollar
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Makin’ music on my guitar
I got the same old story at them all night piers
There ain’t no room around here for a guitar man

So I slept in the hobo jungles

I bummed a thousand miles of track
Till I found myself in Mobile Alabama

In a club they call Big Jack’s
A little four piece band was jammin’

So I took my guitar and I sat in
I showed ‘em what a band would sound like
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With a swingin’ little guitar man show ‘em son

So if you ever take a trip down to the ocean

Find yourself down around Mobile

Well make it out to a club called Jack’s

If you got a little time to kill
Just follow that crowd of people

You’ll wind up out on his dance floor
Diggin’ the finest little five piece group
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Up and down the Gulf of Mexico
And guess who’s leadin’ that five piece band
Wouldn’t you know it’s that swingin’ little guitar man


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