The Ballad of Miss Lilly

The Ballad of Miss Lilly 2016-05-12T16:39:19+00:00

The Ballad of Miss Lilly

Continual loop of:

                    Gm

Well there never was a girl like Lily

                                                  D9

She was a pretty little heartbreak machine

            Cm                                        Gm

She had a way to part a fool and his money

            D9                               Gm D9

She was a lucky little gambler’s dream

And she’d promise up the world and whatever

She could get a man to do anything

And by the morning he’s be cleaned out and crawling on his knees

But every night you’d hear some poor fool sing

 

He said I may not be a rich man baby

But I’ll tell you what I’m gonna do

I’m gonna take you out tonight in the city

I’m gonna spend all of my money on you

 

She’d take a seat up at the bar around seven

And wait for some poor sucker stumbling by

And then she’d pull him in and drag him on under

Then she’s drown him in those big dark eyes

And with the moonlight breaking through a little crack in the sky

Well he was broken and the damage was done

He’d give up everything he had for a love that could never be

He’d be screaming at the top of his lungs

 

He said I may not be a rich man baby

But I’ll tell you what I’m gonna do

I’m gonna take you out tonight in the city

I’m gonna spend all of my money on you

 

One day there came into town some kind of big shot man

All full of swagger like some Hollywood scene

I tried to tell him stay away from Miss Lily

That woman’s trouble if you know what I mean

Well he just laughed and said “I think I can take care of myself”

I said “well don’t pretend you haven’t been warned”

They found him walking in the morning by the side of the road

Yeah he was naked as the day he was born

 

He said I may not be a rich man baby

But I’ll tell you what I’m gonna do

I’m gonna take you out tonight in the city

I’m gonna spend all of my money on you

He said I may not be a rich man baby

But I’ll tell you what I’m gonna do

I’m gonna take you out tonight in the city

I’m gonna spend all of my money on you