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Twenty Dollar Jim

Song Author Marty Robbins Performer: Marty Robbins Submitted by: Anonymous

[G]Once a week he´d come into the nightclub
And he´d [C]walk across the dance floor to a table just for [G]two  

You could see that he was lonelier than lonely
And [A7]he could write a book on being [D7]blue   

[G]Well he´d order up a single for his baby
Then [C]order up a double just for [G]him  

Well he drank a lot but he paid real good for love songs
And the [C]band just called him [D7]Twenty Dollar [G]Jim  


About five years ago he lost his baby
He [C]never said just why or where she [G]went

But the way he mixed his whiskey with his memories
And [A7]left him with his mind about half [D7]bent   

[G]The band could see him going through the motion
A [C]talking to someone who´d gone [G]away

With eyes so sad and his voice choked with emotion
He´d [C]stagger to the [D7]bandstand and he´d [G]say  

Singer won´t you sing me back to [C]baby
[G]Help me make it through this crazy [D7]world of mine
Here´s a [G]twenty for a love song for my [C]baby
[G]Singer won´t you sing me back to [D7]baby one more [G]time


Well today I saw his picture in the paper
And the [C]story read he drank himself to [G]death

But the story never mentioned his baby
Of [A7]how he spoke her name with every [D7]breath

[G]In the name of love I bought some pretty flowers
Then I [C]took them down and left them there with [G]him  

And it made me sad to think he´s gone forever
When I [C]said goodbye to [D7]Twenty Dollar [G]Jim  

Singer won´t you sing me back to [C]baby
[G]Help me make it through this crazy [D7]world of mine
Here´s a [G]twenty for a love song for my [C]baby
[G]Singer won´t you sing me back to [D7]baby one more [G]time

Singer won´t you sing me back to [D7]baby one more [C]tim  [G]e  


Once a week he´d come into the nightclub
And he´d walk across the dance floor to a table just for two

You could see that he was lonelier than lonely
And he could write a book on being blue

Well he´d order up a single for his baby
Then order up a double just for him

Well he drank a lot but he paid real good for love songs
And the band just called him Twenty Dollar Jim

About five years ago he lost his baby
He never said just why or where she went

But the way he mixed his whiskey with his memories
And left him with his mind about half bent

The band could see him going through the motion
A talking to someone who´d gone away

With eyes so sad and his voice choked with emotion
He´d stagger to the bandstand and he´d say

Singer won´t you sing me back to baby
Help me make it through this crazy world of mine
Here´s a twenty for a love song for my baby
Singer won´t you sing me back to baby one more time

Well today I saw his picture in the paper
And the story read he drank himself to death

But the story never mentioned his baby
Of how he spoke her name with every breath

In the name of love I bought some pretty flowers
Then I took them down and left them there with him

And it made me sad to think he´s gone forever
When I said goodbye to Twenty Dollar Jim

Singer won´t you sing me back to baby
Help me make it through this crazy world of mine
Here´s a twenty for a love song for my baby
Singer won´t you sing me back to baby one more time

Singer won´t you sing me back to baby one more time

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