foster radney – “old silver”

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Old Silver
by Radney Foster

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This is probably my favorite Radney Foster song. There are a lot of
walking basslines, mostly between Cadd9->G and G->Em, but they’re
pretty typical stuff, so you should be able to figure them out.

verses and intro:
G-G-Cadd9-G-Em-D-Cadd9-G

Verse 1:
G G
Old Silver died
Cadd9 G
Last Saturday evening
Em D
Or was it more like
Cadd9 G
Ten years ago?
G G
She laid two dozen roses
Cadd9 G
On the top of his coffin
Em D
And buried them deep
Cadd9 G
Where they never would grow
Em D
Lord she buried them deep
Cadd9 G
Where they never would grow

Verse 2:

Now the Irish are funny
They’ll cry when they have to
And the lady she moaned
Such a mournful sound
Me and the Mexican
Just finished the bottle
And remembered the days
When Old Silver was around
Yea remembered the days
When Old Silver was around

Bridge:
G-Am-Em7

Chorus:
C C
Old Silver took
F C
The best of it with him
G D
The lovers and the dealers
Cadd9 G
And the dreamers of dreams

Bridge:

C C
Old Silver took
F C
The love of a lady
G D
Who never got over
Cadd9 G
Old Silver and me
Em D
Lord she never got over
Cadd9 G
Old Silver and me

Instrumental:
Em-D-Cadd9-G

Verse 3:

Old Silver had the magic
And he carried the money
With the grace of a gambler
And he lost it for years
He knew his lines better
Than a good carney barker
Wore the best damn boots
That you ever have seen
Had the best snakeskin boots
That you ever have seen

Verse 4:

Now the lady she loved him
She never asked questions
Though she lay awake wonderin
On many a night
She swore she was leavin
Most every morning
But she always would kiss him
When he turned out the lights
She was always right there
When he turned out the lights

Bridge:

Chorus:

Instrumental:
Play chords for chorus

Verse 5:

Now there’s always a sidekick
In every B Western
Who’s always in love
With a lady who leaves
She can’t stand the memory
So I really don’t blame her
For takin the very
First Greyhound she’d seen
God I hate her for takin
the first Greyhound she’d seen

Bridge:

Chorus:

Instrumental:
Em-D-Cadd9-G

Outro:
G G
Old Silver died
Cadd9 G
Last Saturday evening
Em D
Or was it more like
Cadd9 G
Ten years ago?

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