Merle Travis, Too Much Sugar For A Dime Tabs, Chords, Lyrics

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                            Too Much Sugar For A Dime
                                by Merle Travis


e  trumpet   q  Q  e                 Eb (VI)            Eb9

-------5--|--6-----5--------|--6--|---8------------------------|----------------
6---8-----|-----8-----8--6--|-----|---------8------------------|----------------
----------|-----------------|-----|---------------8------6-----|----------------
----------|-----------------|-----|------8-----8-----8------5--|----------------
----------|-----------------|-----|---6-----------6------------|----------------
----------|-----------------|-----|---------6------------6-----|----------------



descend      Eb (III)        Dm (V)             G#7 (IV)

--------------------------|---5----------------------\|-------------------------
--------------4-----------|---------6------------4----|-------------------------
-5-----4------3-----------|---------------7------5----|-------------------------
----4-----3------5-----5--|------7-----7-----7------4-|-------------------------
--------------------6-----|---5-----------5-----------|-------------------------
-5-----4------3-----------|---------5------------4----|-------------------------



G7 (III)                          Cm (III)           G7

-------------------------------|---3-----------3------------------------|-------
-3--------------3--------------|---------4------------6-----------6-----|-------
-4--------4-----4--------4-----|----------------------------4-----------|-------
----3--------3-----3--------3--|------5-----------5---------------------|-------
-------------------------------|---3--------3------------5-----------5--|-------
-3-----3--------3-----3--------|----------------------3--------3--------|-------



Cm (III)           G7                  C9                 C9

--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------
-4-----------4------3-----------3-----|-3-----------3------3-----------3-----
-------5------------------4-----------|-3-----3-----3------3-----3-----3-----
----5-----------5------3-----------3--|----2-----------2------2-----------2--
-3--------3---------------------------|--------------------------------------
--------------------3--------3--------|-3--------3---------3--------3--------





Roll                                  Eb (VI)                             
-------------------------------------|-6--------6--------8--------8-------------
-------4--------4--------4--------4--|-----8-----------------8------------------
----5--------5--------5--------5-----|------------------------------------------
-7--------7--------7--------7--------|--------8--------8--------8--------8------
-------------------------------------|-6-----------------6----------------------
-------------------------------------|-------------6-----------------6----------





Eb (VI)            Eb (VI)               Dm (V)             G#7 (IV)

-6--------6---------6--------6--------|---5----------------------\|-------------
----8-----------8------8-----------8--|---------6------------4----|-------------
--------------------------------------|---------------7------5----|-------------
-------8--------8---------8--------8--|------7-----7-----7------4-|-------------
-6------------------6-----------------|---5-----------5-----------|-------------
-------------6------------------6-----|---------5------------4----|-------------



G7 (III)                          Eb (C7 type)    Edim (V)

-------------------------------|------6------------6--------------|-------------
-3--------------3--------------|------4-----4------5--------------|-------------
-4--------4-----4--------4-----|-------------------6--------6-----|-------------
----3--------3-----3--------3--|------5--------5------5--------5--|-------------
-------------------------------|---6------------------------------|-------------
-3-----3--------3-----3--------|---------6---------6-----6--------|-------------



s   roll

-------------------------------------------|------------------------------------
---------9---------8---------7--------6h6--|------------------------------------
-----10---------9---------8--------7-------|------------------------------------
12----------11--------10--------9----------|------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------|------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------|------------------------------------



Cadd9 (VIII)   F13 (VIII)                   Bb (VI)

--------10----------------10-----10-----|---6-----------------------||----------
-8------------------8-------------------|---6-----------------------||----------
-9------------------8-------------------|---7-----------------------||----------
----10----------10-----7-------------7--|---8-----------------5--8--||----------
----------------------------------------|------8--7--6--5--8--------||----------
-8----------8-------8---------8---------|---6-----------------------||----------
              

Travis vocals in ()                  


Eb
You've got too much sugar for a dime....

Dm                        G7
You're always handing me a line

Cm                    G7   
Always bragging 'bout what you've got

Cm             G7
Swimming pool, fancy yacht

C9                                  F      break/no chord
I bet you don't know nothin' bout a boat     (They float)

Eb
That's too much honey for my hive...   (quit your buzzing queen bee)

Dm                          G7
All you do is pitch a lot of jive

Eb                      Edim
(Well I know honey I've done ya dirt

Bb                              G7
But you can wipe your shoes on my silk shirt)

C               F           Bb
That's too much sugar for a dime


** solos **  (if any interest I'll transcribe Travis' middle solo!)


You've got too much sugar for a dime  (I've got barrels of that stuff)
Yak yak yak all the time (Yak along Travis, that's me)
Now if you could sing like Gordon McRae, King Cole, or Mel Torme
May I would come down off the shelf (I'm a Tex Ritter man myself)

Too much candy for the cost  (well I have it girl)
So do me a favor  (what's that?)  get lost!
(Well I guess I'll give the devil his due!)
No no ???? [patrillo?] might refuse
That's too much sugar for a dime!

(ad lib, "This dime ain't no good anyway,
 it's got a picture of _your favorite here :-)_ on it")

Well turn it over, cause there's a picture of you on the other side!

That's too much sugar for a dime!

 this song is also performed on the Merle Travis tribute CD 
"Saturday Night Shuffle" (Shanachie 6006), and performed by his son
Thom Bresh (also pretty close to what I transcribed I think).

PPS -- if someone knows what they say near the end ("??? might refuse")
I'd
appreciate telling me.  Also, if there's any interest I'll transcribe
Travis'
solo break in the middle.

Carl Christensen  carl@netaxs.com 


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