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     Riding On The Danville Pike

Blue Highway

    G

1. Ridin’ through the night on the Danville Pike

2. He was the fastest horse anyone had seen

3. It was just about dark on a Friday night

4. Big Jim Grayson was a man of means

5. Well, the watch from my pocket says it’s half past four

6. Ridin’ through the night on the Danville Pike

 

    C                                 G

1. Gotta be there by the break of daylight

2. He was a saw pony, he was tall and lean

3. Not a cloud in the sky and the moon was bright

4. Had more money than a poor boy’s dream

5. Give up the rein and he begs for more

6. Gotta be there by the break of daylight

 

    G                                        C

1. Twenty-five miles is all I lack

2. He’d beat every challenger, they think they must

3. We were bound to do something that had never been done

4. He said, “Here’s 500 dollars, cause I know I’m right.”

5. With a whole lot of heart and a little luck

6. Twenty-five miles is all I lack

 

   G                          D             G

1. I’m ridin’ on the Danville Pike

2. He’d leave’em breathing heavy in a cloud of dust

3. Make it all the way to Danville on the over-night run

4. “You’ll never make Danville by the morning light.”

5. We’ll be drinkin’ from the Dan when the sun comes up

6. I’m ridin’ on the Danville Pike