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Roger Creager - Storybook (Chord)
Album: Live Across Texas (2004)
Submitter: kburgess14 (1) on 9/24/02 5 comments
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Words and music by Roger Creager

Intro: G C G C G C G C

if you listen to the song, he plays a harmonica over the intro, if you know how to play 
the harmonica this can be a really fun song for a crowd


G                      C        G                             C
Sometimes I sit in my backyard, I kick back and drink iced tea

G                         C            G                     C
I stare all the way to the ocean and dream of how it would be

G                       C                G                          C
If I were a ship captain somewhere or an old fashioned sailor at sea

G                            C                      G                          C
Or a stowed away pirate just down below hiding and praying the law dont find me

D                     Em     D                            Em
Maybe I'd sail from Nantucket chasing the great white whale

C                      G                           D                  Em
Oh without a sound, I'd run him aground then I'd bring old Ahab the tail

        D                   Em
Yeah I'd bring old Ahab his tail


C                                      D                     G   F#m         Em
But I'm not a (sailor, outlaw, runaway), I'm just a man stuck here in the promise land

C       D                G (listen to the song  and you will hear the rhythm here)
Living hard and living free

C                 D            G       F#m          Em
Im a dreamer that's what I got, Oh but here goes one last shot

C        D                         G (rhythm is same as above in chorus, again...listen)  
I hope someday they're dreaming about me


Sometimes I dream Im a cowboy around 1949
Id cross the border on horseback with a real close buddy of mine
Id know we'd run from trouble but Im sure its what we'd find
When you're out of the frying pan into the fire, who cares what you leave behind
I know i'd fall in love down there and I'd probably end up in jail
WHen you fall in love with a rich man's daughter, 'who's gonna go your bail
Ohhh i hate them mexican jails---


Solo: G C G C G C G C

Verse: (only have the G C progression) shorter than the rest
I'd love to go rafting the waters. riding the mighty mississipp
I'd float around from town to town causing trouble then I'd give'em the slip
That water could take me back to the days of old Huck Finn
I'd sleep all day and smoke all night and play tricks on old Jim
Yeha I'd think I'd like old JIm

------you will notice in the chorus i put three words in parenthesis, Roger goes through the 
chorus three times and each time he goes to the next word to match the verse lyrics. Also, 
on the last verse, it is shorter than the other versus, so the chord progression is shorter. 
Just work at it and you will get it. Once you figure it out its a fun song to play,
especially with a harmonica.

Kyle Burgess----kburgess14 at

 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
Great Job on this tab! I think if you play a
Gadd9 and Cadd9 during the verses, it gives
it a little differnt sound that I like. Try
it, you might like it.

Not trying to say it's wrong here!
-TxDieselKid | 7/17/2003
Do know what key the harmonica is in?
-carter4398 | 10/14/2004
dont know much about harmonica, but try key of "G" and i am sure you can get away with it
-kburgess14 | 10/17/2004
i think even a C tuned harp will do the trick
-prairie75 | 5/9/2005
i talked to roger at his concert at billy bobs and he said it was a C
-blakeb1048 | 2/9/2006
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