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New Cut Road lyrics and chords

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New Cut Road lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use, it's an old tune that's easy to learn and fun to do, it was recorded by Bobby Bare.


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New Cut Road   
recorded by Bobby Bare
written by Guy Clark

Coalman Bonner was a fiddle playing fool
He was a backwoods rounder and a breaker of mules

Coalman Bonner’s got a worn out bow
He been playing two days down a new cut road

Now Coalman’s little sister said you better act right
Your daddy’s going to Louisville he’ll be back tonight

He’s gonna get another wagon and a good pair of mules
Oh we gonna move to Texas we just waiting on mules

Now Coalman’s daddy he pulled up in the yard
He said back up your lives kids it’s getting too hard

Kentucky’s alright but there’s too many people
Well just the other day I thought I saw a church steeple
Now Coalman said daddy don’t you worry ‘bout me
I’m gonna stay here in Kentucky till the day I dee

I’m wanna drink that sour mash I’m gonna raise that mare
Ya I got me a woman with a foxy red hair

We all been moving west since the day he got married
I’m getting off the wagon I’m too old to be carried

I’m gonna stay in Kentucky where the blue grass grows
I’m gonna play it all night down a new cut road

Now Coalman’s Daddy said what’s it all coming to
Young people these days are just stubborn as mules

He can’t make um go he’s too old for that
It’s that damned ole fiddle and that bowler hat

Now Coalman’s momma said let the boy stay
Cuz he’s raised up solid he can find his own way

But as for me honey I’m with you
Well I always thought Kentucky was just passing through

Coalman’s little sister she started in a cry
And her daddy shook his head for the very last time

Coalman’s momma said somebody gotta do it
Wouldn’t be no Kentucky less you didn’t stick to it Coalman

Coalman Bonner stood on the porch of that cabin
Watched um all go to Texas in a covered wagon
He pulled out his fiddle and he rosined up his bow
And he played a little tune down a new cut road


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