Why You Been Gone So Long?
Written by Mickey Newbury
Chord-chart by Lynn Lewis

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G / / / |C / G / | - Every time it rains, lord, I run to my window, G / / / |D / / / | - All I do is hang my head and mourn, G / / / - Listen to that thunder roar, |C / G / | Can't you hear that lonesome wind moan? G / D / |G / / / | - Tell me baby now why you been gone so long?

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G / G7 / |C - Tell me baby now why you been gone so long, / G / | You been gone so long now? G / / / |D / / / | - Tell me baby now why you been gone so long? G7 / / / - I wake to scratchin' at my door lord, lord, |C / G / | Can't you hear that lonesome wind blow, G / D / |G / / / | - Tell me baby now why you been gone so long?

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Somebody said they thought they saw you rollin'down in Reno, With a big ol' man from San Antone, They tell me I'm a fool to pine for you, But what do they know? Tell me baby now why you been gone so long?

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Ain't nothin' I can do, so I think I’ll just get stoned, And let the past paint pictures in my head, I’ll kill a fifth of "Thunderbird", And try to write a sad sad song, Tell me baby now why you been gone so long?

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Tell me baby now why you been gone so long?


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