Back Bar Blues

from by Robert Lindsay Nathan

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I may have written this one on a cocktail napkin when I was going to college in College Station, Texas. I have a lot of cocktail napkin songs.

lyrics

Back Bar Blues
Copyright 1972 Robert Lindsay Nathan


Intro:
C Am7 Am
C Am7 Am

C Am7 Am
Low lights and Honky Tonks,
C Am7 Am
They’re what comfort me.
D D7
Since the day you left me,
F G
You said you wanted to be free.

Lonely Bars and whiskey,
They make my eyesight dim,
As I just sit here wonderin’
How the hell your getting long with him.

Chorus:
F C
There’s nothing’ wrong with me,
F C
I just need some company.
F C
What made you that way?
D G
What made you want to leave that day?

Now I’m so sad and lonely
I feel so bad inside.
Those painted ladies comfort me,
They’ve taken all of my pride.

When will I find another,
Who walks and talks like you?
When will I find that special girl
To take away these blues?

Chorus

Low lights and Honky Tonks,
They’re what comfort me.
Since the day you left me,
You said you wanted to be free.

My only friend’s Jack Daniels,
Occasionally Mary Jane.
My blood shot eyes keep telling’ me
Their both drivin’ me insane

Chorus

credits

from The Long Road, released April 15, 2016
Robert Lindsay Nathan - Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocal, Rolling Beer Bottle
Rick Richards - Drums
Mark Hallman - Bass, Hammond, Harmonies
Cindy Cashdollar - Dobro
Warren Hood - Fiddle
Kevin Hollingsworth - Electric Guitar
Noelle Hampton - Harmonies
Tim Bruton - Billiards at Riley's Tavern in Hunter, Texas.

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Robert Lindsay Nathan Canyon Lake, Texas

Robert Lindsay (Bama) Nathan was born in New Orleans on September 24, 1952. He was raised in Muscle Shoals Alabama and formally educated in Texas (Gig 'em Aggies). He has been writing songs since the early 1970's and has circled the globe playing them.

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