Roll on, big mama    (video)    (midi)

 

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    Roll on, big mama !       +  D

 

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Roll on, (roll on), big mama, I like the way you sing !

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Roll on (roll on), big mama, the night time lets her breathe.

 

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2. Well, the feel of the wheel delivers me

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    from a life where I don't wanna be

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    and the diesel smoke  with every stroke

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     sings a song with a heavy note.

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    And ramblin’ is the life I chose,

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    sittin’ here between the doors,

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    and the yellow line a keepin’ time,

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    the things that's a runnin’ through my mind, through my mind.

 

(orig. moves up half a note to capo 2nd here)

 

        D                                    A                         D

Roll on (roll on), big mama, I like the way you roll, !

        D                                          A                  D

Roll on (roll on), big mama, you are my very soul.

 

     G

2. On through the snow and the drivin’ rain,

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    to the forty-below in Bangor Maine,

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    to the hundred-and-ten in the Texas sun,

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    there ain't no road that we ain't run.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Up through the Colorado mountain tops,

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    down to the desert where the Reno stops,

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    north to the green of Coeur D' Alene,

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    there ain't no road that we ain't seen, we ain't seen.

 

        D                                              A                      D

Roll on (roll on), big mama, you're singing out my song !

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Roll on (roll on), big mama, the highway is our home.

 

            D

+  Roll on (roll on), big mama !

 

                                                    D

(spoken : ) Hey, anybody got a copy on this silver roadhog ?

 

    What's the smokey situation down the way, boys ?

 

    My, they're fine, I'm a commin, I'm a commin ...

 

(orig. = capo 1st)    (Joe Stampley)