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    "Lake Placid Blues" Lyrics

    Tony Joe White

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    A] At the time I was [G] too young for the [A] men
    But [A] it's become much [G] clearer through the [A] years
    [A] We gathered [G] round the boy in his [D] army clothes
    Said good[C]bye and his [G] mother shed her [A] tears

    [A] Every day she [G] watched for the [A] postman
    But the [A] long awaited [G] letter was over[A]due
    [A] It's not the [G] silence that [D]makes you crazy
    It's the [C] sound of a [G] heart breaking in [A] two

    [C] Then it [G] came across the [A] ocean
    It was [C] hard to under[G]stand the awful [A] news
    [C] I don't know [G] why I still re[A]member
    I [C] guess it's just the [G] Lake Placid [A] Blues [A] [G]

    [A] I turned 18 and [G] left that part of the [A] country
    [A] Went down on the [G] Padre Island [A] coast
    [A] Of all the [G] hard times I [D] still remember
    The repo[C]ssession of the [G] guitar hurt the [A] most

    I [A] often stood in [G] line outside the [A]mission
    And I [A] huddled there be[G]side them in the [A] rain
    A [A] priest came [G] to the door with [D] empty eyes
    I could [C] see he no [G] longer felt their [A] pain

    [C] Some were [G] searchin' for for[A]giveness
    And [C] others [G] only wanted [A] food
    I [C] needed [G] more than I could [A] ask for
    There is no [C] comfort with the [G] Lake Placid [A]Blues

    [A] [G] [A] [A] [G] [A] [A] [G] [D] [C] [G] [A]

    [A] It's hard to find good [G] friends in a [A] lifetime
    [A] You can usually [G] count 'em on one [A] hand
    I [A] shivered [G] by the fire and the [D] dawn was breakin'
    And I [C] scattered his [G] ashes on the [A] sand

    And the [G] silver cranes came [D] over in [A] formation
    [G] In a sacred [D] manner they [A] flew
    [G] And I will [D] always re[A]member
    The [C] sky, [G] the Lake Placid [A]Blues
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    [C] [G] Lake Placid [A] Blues [C] [G] [A] [C] [G] [A] [C][G][A]
    [C] [G] Lake Placid [A] Blues
    This song was submitted on March 5th, 2014 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Tony Joe White.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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