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1982
By Randy Travis
Intro: E D A/E E A
A D
Operator please connect me with nineteen eighty two
E D E A E
I need to make apologies for what I ___ didn't do
A D
Bm
I sure do need to tell her that I've thought the whole thing through
E
A
And now it's clear that she is what I should have held on to
c:
E
They say hind sights twenty, twenty
A D A
But I'm nearly going blind
B7
>From staring at her photograph
E
And wishing she was mine
A
It's that same ole lost love story
D Bm
It's sad, but it's true
E
There was a time when she was mine
A
In nineteen eighty two
A D
Postman can you sell me a special kind of stamp
E D E A E
One to send a letter from this crazy, lonely man
A D Bm
Back into the wasted years of my living past
E
A
I need to tell her now I know how long my love will last
repeat chorus:
E
Losing my mind going back in time
A D A E A
Two nineteen eighty two

Diggin up Bones,
Randy Travis

Verse 1
E
Well last night I dug your picture out from our old dresser drawer
E
I set it on the table and I talked to it til four
E A E
Then I read some old love letters right up til the break of dawn
E b7 E
Well tonight I'm sittin alone diggin up bones
chorus
E
I'm a diggin up bones
E b7
Exhuming things that's better left alone
E A E
I'm resurrecting memories of a love that's dead and gone
E b7 E
Well tonight I'm sittin alone diggin up bones
Verse 2
E
Then I went through the closet and I found some things in there
E
like that pretty lingerie that I bought you to wear
E A E
then I recalled how good you looked each time you had it on
E b7 E
Well tonight I'm sittin alone diggin up bones
Verse 3
E
Then I went through the jewelry and I found our wedding rings
E
I put mine on my finger and I gave yours a fling
E A E
across this lonely bedroom of our recent broken home
E b7 E
Well tonight I'm sittin alone diggin up bones
repeat chorus

Forever And Ever Amen
Randy Travis

D G D
You may think that I'm talking foolish
G D
You've heard that I'm wild & I'm free
G D
You may wonder how I can promise you now
E A
This love that I'm feeling for you always will be
D G D
You're not this time that I'm killing
G D
I'm no longer one of those guys
G D
As sure as I live this love that I give
E A
Is gonna be yours till the day that I die -- Oh baby


chorus...
D G D G D
I'm gonna love you forever, forever & ever amen
G D
As long as old men sit & talk about the weather
E A
As long as old women sit & talk about old men
D G D
If you wonder how long I'll be faithfull
G D
I'll be happy to tell you again
G A D G E A D
I'm gonna love you forever & ever, forever & ever Amen

G D
They say that time takes it's toll on a body
G D
Makes the young girls brown hair turn grey
G D
But honey, I don't care, I'm not in love with your hair
E A
And if it all fell out well I'd love you anyway
D G G
They say that time can play tricks on a memory
G D
And people forget things that they knew
G A D
But it's easy to see it's happening to me
E A D
I've already forgotten every woman but you --- Oh baby

chorus......
G A D
Just listen to how this song ends
G A D G E A
I'm gonna love you forever & ever forever & ever
Bm G E A D
Forever & ever Forever & ever Amen

Good Intentions - Randy Travis/Marvin Coe
D G D A
D D7 G D
Mama always prayed that I'd be a better man than daddy
D7 A
and I determined not to let her down
D D7 G D
Deserted by the man she loved and left to raise four children
A7 D
we were the local gossip of the town.

D D7 G D
I promised her that I'd live right and not be like the others
D7 A
but I wound up in jail on Chrismas day
D D7 G D
I told her I'd be home and not to worry 'bout my brothers
A7 D
when I got home my mom had passed away

(chorus)
D D7 G D
And I hear tell the road to hell is paved with good intentions
D7 A
and mama my intentions were the best
D D7 G D
There's lotsa things in my life I just as soon not mention
D7 A
Looks like I've turned out like all the rest
G A7 D
But mama my intentions were the best

D D7 G D
A little boy with big blue eyes a-beggin' to go fishing
D7 A
I promised him but never took the time
D D7 G D
Now they won't let me see him and I sit here a-wishing
A7 D
Wishin' I could hold him one more time
(repeat chorus)
G A7 D
But mama my intentions were the best


I Told You So - Randy Travis
# The following is picked out by ear/my interpretation so it might not be
# entirely accurate (the usual disclaimers). It particulary bothers me
# that there's no D in this song. So I have put them in (between
# parentheses). Comments, improvements, etc etc can be directed to:
# bo@ebony.iaehv.nl. Cheers, and keep on playing.
A C#m
Suppose I called you up tonight and told you that I loved you
Bm (D) A
and suppose I said "I wanna come back home".
Bm (D) F#m E F#m
And suppose I cried and said "I think I finally learned my lesson"
B7 E
and I'm tired a-spendin' all my time alone.
A C#m
If I told you that I realised you're all I ever wanted
Bm (D) A
and it's killin' me to be so far away.
Bm (D) F#m E F#m
Would you tell me that you loved me too and would we cry together?
B7 E
Or would you simply laugh at me and say:

chorus:
A F#m
"I told you so, oh I told you so
Bm E E7 A
I told you some day you come crawling back and asking me to take you in
A F#m
I told you so, but you had to go
Bm E E7 A
Now I found somebody new and you will never break my heart in two again".

If I got down on my knees and told you I was yours forever
would you get down on yours to and take my hand?
Would we get that old time feelin', would we laugh and talk for hours
the way we did when our love first began?
Would you tell me that you'd missed me too and that you'd been so lonely
and you waited for the day that I return.
And we'd live in love forever and that I'm your one and only
or would you say the tables finally turned?
Would you say:
(chorus)
"Now I found somebody new and you will never break my heart in two again".

Song: The Storms of Life
Artist: Randy Travis
D
There's a dirty piece of cardboard
G
that reads Montgomery Ward
A D
taped across the window of my old Ford.
G
A six-pack on the front seat and a box of chicken wings,
A D D7
I'm dialin' 'cross the radio for a song that I can sing
G
I'd better change my wandrin ways,
D
I know I've seen my better days,
A D D7
always gettin' high when I get low.
G
Well, I left my soul out in the rain,
D
Lord, what a price I've had to pay.
A D
The storms of life are washin' me away.

An old mail pouch, tobacco sign
fadin' on the barn,
bringin' back sweet memories of Mama's farm/
When love was just a country girl that lived on down the road.
Spoken: you know, she almost had me turned around,
but that was years ago.
I'd better change my wandrin ways,
I know I've seen my better days,
always gettin' high when I get low.
Well, I left my soul out in the rain,
Lord, what a price I've had to pay.
The storms of life are washin' me away.
Yeah, the storms of life are washin' me away.

Whisper My Name
By Randy Travis
Intro:D G/D D G/D D G/D D G/D
G/D D G/D D G/D
I heard a freight train out across the way
D A
I heard a woman sing Amazing Grace
D G D Bm
I heard a night bird call to its mate
D A D
When I heard you whisper my name
D G D
I heard freedom break its chain
A
I heard a heart beat where once on sound remained
D G D Bm
I heard angels rise and praise
D A D
When I heard you whisper my name
Chorus:
A G D
I heard music bring a heart of stone to tears
A G D
I heard peace ring like an anthem through the years
G D Bm
And I heard hatred fall from grace
D A G
When I heard you whisper my name
D/F# D A G Bm A
D G D
Beating softly against the waves
A
Fell a sound of an early morning rain
D G D Bm
And though the lighting and thunder came
D A D
I still heard you whisper my name
To Chorus:
G D Bm
And I heard angels rise and praise
D A G D
When I heard you whisper my name



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It's Just A Matter of Time
Randy Travis

Intro chords. D# G# D# Bb G# Gm Fm

D# G# D#
Someday, Someway You'll realise that you've been blind
G# G#m
Yes Darling, you're going to need me again
F Fm Bb G# Gm Fm
It's just a matter of time
D# G# D#
Go on, go on Til you reach the end of the line
G# G#m
Cause I know you'll pass my way again
F Fm D#
It's just a matter of time
G# G#m
After I gave you everything I had
D#
You laughed and you called me a clown
G# G#m
Remember in your search for fortune and fame
F Fm Bb F# Gm Fm
What goes up must come down
D# G# D#
I know, I know That one day you'll wake up and find
G# G#m
That my love is a true love
F Fm D#
It's just a matter of time

Words are spoken with chords played
D# G#
Someday and Someway
D#
Girl you'll realise that you've been blind
G# G#m
Yes Darling, I know you gonna need me again
F Fm Bb G# Gm Fm
It's just a matter of time

Continue singing here
G# G#m
After I gave you everything I had
D#
You laughed and you called me a clown
G# G#m
But remember in your search for fortune and fame
F Fm Bb F# Gm Fm
What goes up must come down
D# G# D#
I know, I know That one day you'll wake up and find
G# G#m
That my love was a true love
F Fm D#
It's just a matter of time


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Randy Travis

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