The Way it Goes chords - Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch Lyrics


            Capo 1


Em
Becky Johnson bought the farm
Em
Put a needle in her arm
           B7
That's the way that it goes 
           Em
That's the way


Em
And her brother laid her down
Em
In the cold Kentucky ground
           B7
That's the way that it goes
           Em
That's the way



           G           Em
That's the way that it goes C G D Everybody's buying little baby clothes G Em That's the way that it ends C B7 Em Though there was a time when she and I were friends Em Well, Miranda ran away Em Took her cat and left LA B7 That's the way that it goes Em That's the way Em She was busted, broke and flat Em Had to sell that pussy cat B7 That's the way that it goes Em That's the way G Em That's the way that it goes C G D Everybody's buying little baby clothes G Em That's the way that it ends C B7 Em Though there was a time when he and I were friends Em See the brightest ones of all Em Early in October fall B7 That's the way that it goes Em That's the way Em While the dark ones go to bed Em With good whiskey in their head B7 That's the way that it goes Em That's the way Em Now Billy Joe's back in the tank Em You tell Russo, I'll tell Frank B7 That's the way that it goes Em That's the way Em Did he throw her down a well? Em Did she leave him for that swell? B7 That's the way that it goes Em That's the way G Em That's the way that it goes C G D Everybody's buying little baby clothes G Em That's the way that it ends C B7 Em Though there was a time when all of us were friends Em When you lay me down to rest Em Leave a pistol in my vest B7 That's the way that it goes Em That's the way Em Do you miss my gentle touch? Em Did I hurt you very much? B7 That's the way that it goes Em That's the way G Em That's the way that it goes C G D Everybody's buying little baby clothes G Em That's the way that it ends C B7 Em Though there was a time when you and I were friends [Thanks to Jason Johnson for tabs]