Lucille
Kenny Rogers (Roger Bowling & Hal Bynum, 1977)


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In a [A] bar in To- ledo, a- cross from the depot,
on a [A] barstool she took off her [E7] ring [E7]
I [Bm] thought I'd get closer so [E7] I walked on over,
I [Bm] sat down and [E7] asked her [A] name [A]

When the [A] drinks finally hit her,
she [A] said "I'm no quitter,
but I [A] finally quit [A7] livin' on [D] dreams [D]
I'm [E7] hungry for laughter,
and [E7] here ever after,
I'm [E7] after what- ever the other life [A] brings

[A] In the mirror I saw him, and I closely watched him
I [A] thought how he looked out of [E7] place [E7]
He [Bm] came to the women who [E7] sat there be- side me,
he [Bm] had a strange [E7] look on his [A] face [A]

The [A] big hands were calloused,
he [A] looked like a mountain
for a [A] minute I [A7] thought I was [D] dead [D]
But [E7] he started shakin',
his [E7] big heart was breakin',
he [E7] turned to the woman and [A] said, [A↓]

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

[A] After he left us, I ordered more whiskey,
I [A] thought how she'd made him look [E7] small [E7]
From the [Bm] lights of the bar room to a [E7] rented ho- tel room,
we [Bm] walked without [E7] talkin' at [A] all [A]
[A] She was a beauty, but when she came to me,
she [A] must have thought [A7] I'd lost my [D] mind [D]
[E7] I couldn't hold her,
'cause the [E7] words that he told her
kept [E7] comin' back time after [A] time [A↓]

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

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


#Capo on 1st fret for first half, then Capo on 3rd fret after key change.
#Last Updated 11/02/17 JJ
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