eagles – “ol 55″

OL’ 55
Tom Waits

Eagles
On the Border
1974

This cover of a Tom Waits ballad is so great. Frey and Henley share
vocals, the piano is great, and the chorus has a wonderful hook to it.
It’s really easy to play, so have fun! A friend of mine named James
Wiebeck sent this to me a while back, and I checked it out and put it
up today. Thanks, James!

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C Em7 Am Am7 F G7 C G9

C
Well my time went so quickly
Em7
I went lickety splitly
F F/G C G9
Out to my old fifty-five

C
As I pulled away slowly
Em7
Feelin so Holy
F F/G G7
God knows I was feelin alive

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Chorus:

C Em7 G7
And now the sun’s comin up
C Em7 G7
I’m ridin’ with lady luck
C Em7 G7
Freeway cars and trucks
Dm Em7 C C/B Am
Stars beginning to fade
Dm Em7 C C/B Am
And I lead the parade
Dm G7 Am
Just a-wishin’ I’d stayed a little longer
D F G7
Lord, don’t you know the feelin’s gettin’ stronger

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Next parts simile to above chords:

Six in the morning
Gave me no warning
I had to be on my way

Now the cars are all passin’ me
Trucks are all flashin’ me
I’m headin’ home from your place

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And now the sun’s comin up
I’m ridin’ with lady luck
Freeway cars and trucks
Stars beginning to fade
And I lead the parade
Just a-wishin’ I’d stayed a little longer
Lord, don’t you know the feelin’s gettin’ stronger

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Well my time went so quickly
I went lickety splitly
Out to my old fifty-five

As I pulled away slowly
Feelin’ so Holy
God knows I was feelin’ alive

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This part just repeats C Em7 F F/G G7

And now the sun’s comin up (yes it is)
I’m ridin’ with lady luck
Freeway cars and trucks
Freeway cars and trucks
Ridin’ with lady luck
Freeway cars and trucks
Ridin’ with lady luck
Freeway cars and trucks
Ridin’ with lady luck
Freeway cars and trucks

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Chords:

Em7 022030
G7 320001
G9 3x323x
F/G 3×3211 (use thumb for G bass)

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