Lucille

Kenny Rogers

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Capo 3rd fret
Intro: G

     G                                                                     D7
In a bar in Toledo, across from the depot, on a bar stool she took off her ring
  Am                        D7                  Am           D7        G
I thought I'd get closer so I walked on over, I sat down and asked her name
         G                                                                  G7        C
When the drinks finally hit her, she said I'm no quitter but I finally quit living on dreams
    D7                                                                         G
I'm hungry for laughter and here ever after, I'm after whatever the other life brings

       G                                                                           D7
In the mirror I saw him, and I closely watched him, I thought how he looked out of place
   Am                    D7                      Am            D7          G
He came to the woman who sat there beside me, he had a strange look on his face
    G                                                                   G7            C
The big hands were calloused, he looked like a mountain, for a minute I thought I was dead
    D7                                                                         G
But he started shaking, his big heart was breaking, he turned to the woman and said

                                     C                                                  G
You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille, with four hungry children and a crop in the field
C                                                                                       G
I've had some bad times, lived through some sad times, but this time your hurtin' won't heal
             D7                      G
You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille

(change key to A)

A                                                                          E7
After he left us, I ordered more whisky, I thought how she'd made him look small
         Bm                          E7                    Bm             E7         A
From the lights of the bar room to a rented hotel room, we walked without talking at all
A                                                               A7          D
She was a beauty but when she came to me, she must have thought I'd lost my mind
E7                                                                              A
I couldn't hold her 'cos the words that he told her kept coming back time after time

                                     D                                                  A
You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille, with four hungry children and a crop in the field
D                                                                                       A
I've had some bad times, lived through some sad times, but this time your hurtin' won't heal
             E7                      A
You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille

(repeat chorus and fade)