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D                                 
Daddy sits on the front porch swingin', 
                       G  D   A
lookin' out on a vacant field
                                        
It used to be filled with burly tobacco 
                      D
now he knows it never will
                                  
My brother found work in Indiana, 
                           G   D     A
my sister's a nurse at the old folks home
                                    
Momma's still cookin' too much for 
                                     D 
supper and me, I've been a long time gone


       G    D    A          G            D           A
Been a long time gone, no I ain't hoed a row since I don't know when
A    D    G           A                 D
Long time gone and it ain't comin' back again


D                                                     G  D    A
Delia plays that old church piano, sittin' out on her daddy's farm
                                                                        D
She always thought that we'd be together, Lord, I never meant to do her harm
                                                         G   D   A
Said she could heard me singin' in the choir, me I heard another song
                                                                       D
I caught wind and hit the road runnin' and Lord, I've been a long time gone


       G    D    A             G           D              A      
Been a long time gone, Lord, I ain't had a prayer since I don't know when
A    D    G           A                  D        E B E
Long time gone and it ain't comin' back again


    C                         
Now me, I went to Nashville, tryin' to be the big deal.
D
Playin' down on Broadway, gettin’ there the hard way
C
Livin' from a tip jar, sleepin' in my car
D                                      E     A
Hockin’ my guitar, yeah I'm gonna be a star


D                                                                    G  D   A
Now me and Delia singin' every Sunday, watchin' the children and the garden grow
                                                                         D
We listen to the radio to hear what's cookin' but the music ain’t got no soul
    D                    
Now they sound tired but they don't sound Haggard
                        G     D    A 
They got money but they don't have Cash,
         A
They got Junior but they don’t have Hank

I think, I think, I think the rest is a...


G    D    A          G             D            A
Long time gone, no I ain't hit the roof since I don't know when
A    D    G           A            
Long time gone and it ain't comin' back.. 
         G    D    A          G              D            A 
I said a long time gone, no I ain’t honked a horn since I don’t know when
A    D    G           A                    D 
Long time gone and it ain’t comin’ back again


                                         A     
I said a long time, long time, long time gone, oh it’s been a long time
D                               A  
Long time, long time, long time gone
                         D                        
Oh it's been a long time gone
                                A               D
Long time, long time, long time gone. Yeah, yeah.
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