Written by Roger Bowling & Hal Bynum
Chord-chart by Lynn Lewis




|G / / / In a bar room in To-ledo a-cross from the depot, |G / D / | On a barstool, she took off her ring, |Am D Am D / I thought I'd get closer so I walked on over, |Am D G / I sat down and asked her name, |G / / / When the drinks finally hit her she said "I'm no quitter, |G G7 C / But I finally quit livin' on dreams, |D / / / I'm hungry for laughter and here ever after, |D / / |G / / / | I'm after what-ever the other life brings".


In the mirror, I saw him and I closely watched him, I thought how he looked out of place, He came to the woman who sat there beside me, He had a strange look on his face, The big hands were calloused, he looked like a mountain, For a minute I thought I was dead, But he started shaking, his big heart was breaking, He turned to the woman and said.


- - C / "You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille, |C / / |G / | With four hungry children and a crop in the field, C / / / I've had some bad times, lived through some sad times, |C / / / But this time your hurting won't heal, |D / |G / / / | You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille".


After he left us, I ordered more whiskey, I thought how she'd made him look small, From the lights of the barroom to a rented hotel room, We walked without talking at all, She was a beauty but when she came to me, She must have thought I'd lost my mind, I couldn't hold her 'cause the words that he told her, Kept coming back time after time.


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