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The Race Is On
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The Race Is On lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use, it was recorded by George Jones and Sawyer Brown. It's a fun and easy song to, be prepared to practice a bit, it's up tempo.


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The Race Is On
by George Jones  written by Don Rollins
I feel tears welling up cold and deep inside
        C                    G
Like my heart's sprung a big break
And a stab of loneliness sharp and painful
A7               D7
That I may never shake
You might say that I was taking it hard
        C                   G
Oh  she wrote me off with a call
But don't you wager that I'll hide the sorrow
       D7                       G
When I may break right down and bawl
Well the race is on and here comes Pride up the backstretch
C                             G
Heartaches are going to the inside
My Tears are holding back
A7                   D7
They're trying not to fall
My Heart's out of the running
            C                       G
True Love's scratched for another's sake
The race is on and it looks like Heartaches
        D7           G
And the winner loses all
One day I ventured in love never once suspecting
         C                  G
What the final result would be
How I lived in fear of waking up each morning
A7                               D7
And thinking that you're gone from me
There's ache and pain in my heart
              C                       G
For today was the one that I hated to face
Somebody new came up to win her
       D7            G
I came out in second place
Repeat # 3 & 4


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This old song is fun and easy to do, it has simple chords and a great rhythm. It does take a few minutes practice to get the timing correct, just copy and paste these The Race Is On lyrics and chords so you can learn it.