(AM)It was down in (E)Old Joe's (AM)bar-room,
on the corner (F)by the (E)square,(E7)
the (AM)usual (E)crowd was ass(AM)embled
and (F)big Joe Mc(E)kenny was (AM)there.
(Am)He was standing (E)at my (Am)shoulder,
his eyes were (F)bloodshot (E)red,(E7)
he (Am)turned to the (E)crowd (Am)around him
these are the (F)very (E)words he (Am)said...wad he say Jack?
(Am)I went down to the (E)St. James In(Am)firmary
I saw my (F)baby (E)there,(E7)
she was (Am)layed out on a (E)cold white (Am)table,
so (F)cold, so (E)white, so (Am)fair.
(Am)Let her go, (E)let her go, god (Am)bless her
wherever (F)she may (E)be,(E7)
she may (Am)search this (E)wide world (Am)over,
she'll never (F)find a (E)sweet ma
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n like (Am)me.
(Am)When I die, (E)bury me,(Am)
in a high top (F)Stetson (E)hat,(E7)
put a (Am)20 dollar (E)goldpiece (Am)on my watch chain,
so (F)god know I (E)died standing (Am)pat.
(Am)I want 6 crap(E)shooters for pall(Am)bearers,
chorus gonna (F)sing me a (E)song,(E7)
put a (Am)jazz band (E)on my hearse (Am)wagon,
raise (F)hell, as (E)I roll (Am)along.
(Am)Roll out your (E)rubber tired (Am)carriage
roll out your (F)old time (E)hack,(E7)
(Am)12 men (E)going to the (Am)graveyard and,
(F)11 (E)coming (Am)back
(Am)Now that I've (E)told my (Am)story,
I'll take another (F)shot of (E)booze,(E7)
and if (Am)anyone should (E)happen to (Am)ask me,
I (F)got those, (E)gambler's (Am)blues.