Rusty Old American Dream


by David Wilcox
Tuning
D A D G B D

V-a:	Well I don't look all that ragged for all the time it's been
But I've weakened underneath me where my frame is rusted thin
And this here state inspection I just barely passed
Won't you drive me cross the country, boy, this year could be my last

D - - - /    / G - - - / D - - - /    /    / A - - - /    / 
D - - - /     / G - - - / D - - - /    /    / A - - - / D - - - //

C-a:	I'm a tail fin road locomotive
From the days of cheap gasoline
And I'm for sale by the side of the road, going nowhere
A rusty old American dream

G - - - /    / D - - - /    / A - - - /    / D - - - /    / G - - - /    / 
D - - - / Bm - - - / Em - - - / A - - - / D - - - /    //

V-a:	I rolled off the line in Detroit back in 1958
Spent three days in the showroom, that's all I had to wait
I've been good to all who own me, so have no fear
Come on boy put your money down and get me out of here

C-a:	I'm a tail fin road locomotive
From the days of cheep gasoline
And I'm for sale by the side of the road, going nowhere
A rusty old American dream

V-b:	Now this car needs a young man to own him
One who will polish the chrome
I will give you the rest of my lifetime
But don't let me die here alone

D - - - /    /  x2  /  x2  / G - - - /    /  x2  / D - - - / Bm - - - / Em - - - /    / A - - - /    //

V-c:	You just jump me some juice to my battery
Give that old starter a spin
Here me whir, sputter, backfire through the carburetor
And roar into life once again

Eb - - - /    /  x2  /  x2  / Ab - - - /   /  x2  / Eb - - - / Cm - - - / Bb - - - /    / Eb - - - /    //

C-b:	I'm a tail fin road locomotive
You can polish my chrome so clean
We can fly off into the sunset together
A rusty old American dream, still running
A rusty old American dream

Ab - - - /    / Eb - - - /    / Bb - - - /    / Eb - - - /    / 
Ab - - - /    / Eb - - - / Cm - - - / Ab - - - / Bb - - - /
Eb - - - / Cm - - - / Ab - - - / Bb - - - / Eb - - - /    //

 1989 A&M Records:: on his "How Did You Find Me Here?"

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