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Guy Clark - Indian Head Penny (Chord)
Album: Cold Dog Soup (1999)
Submitter: lmofle (662) on 5/5/18
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Indian Head Penny
By Guy Clark
Written by Guy Clark & Verlon Thompson
CD: Cold Dog Soup (1999)
Tabbed by Larry Mofle

         C                             F 
I rolled off the San Francisco mint in 1909
    G                            F         G       C        
The last one they ever made, you should've seen me shine
       C                          F
When I landed on the counter they gave me to a kid
       G                                F           G      C 
Making change for a jaw breaker was the first thing that I did

I got traded for a pocket knife, two marbles and some string
Wound up on a railroad track waiting for a train
I got snatched up by a hobo and turned right into wine
Pitched up against the wall at least a hundred thousand times

'Round and 'round a penny goes
Around and back again
Listen and I'll tell you
    C                G
The places that I've been

I got stolen from a banker by Pretty Boy Floyd and then
He gave me to a farmer who was trying to save his land
I was good luck to a soldier back in W.W.II
But he lost me in a poker game the day the war was through

I got stuck behind the back seat of a '51 Chevrolet
I was spare change in the sixties, getting worth less every day
Now it's piggy banks and gum machines and occasional wishing wells
Or laying on a barroom floor, Indian heads or tails


Well I'm a pretty lucky penny, Lord it happens every time
Just when I start feeling lost and left behind
Some kid'll pick me up and wonder where I've been
Put me in his pocket and here I go again

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