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There are so many lyricists that have influenced me over the years, but none like Guy Clark.

Enough said.

lyrics

My Hero Mr. Clark
Copyright 2005 Robert Lindsay Nathan

Intro:

C(add G) C C(add D) C Dm Dm(drop F) Dm
G7 Gm7 G7 Gm7 G6 C C(add F) C(add G)
C(add G) C C(add D) C Dm Dm(drop F) Dm
G7 Gm7 G7 Gm7 G7 Gm7 G7 G Gm7 Gm6 C

C(add G) C C(add D) C
If a genie jumped from a bottle
Dm Dm(drop F) Dm
To grant me just one wish
G7 Gm7 G7 Gm7 G6
I would not ask for a million bucks
C C(add F) C(add G)
Or anything so foolish

I wouldn’t ask for material things
Or a hedonistic lark
I’d only ask for a circle of song
G Gm7 Gm6 C
With My Hero Mr. Clark

F

Play em all just one more time
C
About that old gray cat on the wall
G7
Or Texas 1947
C C7
And that diesel cannonball

F
I’m never too old for Coat from the Cold
C
I love the song you call The Dark
G7
Play em all just one more time
C
My Hero Mr. Clark


I'd listen to a couple of his
Maybe play a couple of mine
And ask him what he thought of my verse
And it’s meter and it’s rhyme

And wind it all up with Amazing Grace
At a designated time
Or maybe a verse of My Mother's Smile
Would make the evening so fine

Bridge

Am
I can see them all so clear,
Em
The people, things and places that he holds so dear,
Dm7
This troubadour has made his mark
G7
Our Hero Mr. Clark

Break

Play it just one more time
About that old gray cat on the wall
Or Texas 1947
And that diesel cannonball

I’m never too old for Coat from the Cold
I love the song you call The Dark
Play em all just one more time
My Hero Mr. Clark

If a genie jumped from a bottle
To grant me just one wish
I would not ask for a million bucks
Or anything so foolish

I wouldn’t ask for material things
Or a hedonistic lark
I’d only ask for a circle of song
With My Hero Mr. Clark

I’d only ask for a circle of song
With My Hero Mr. Clark

credits

from The Long Road, released April 15, 2016
Robert Lindsay Nathan - Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocal
Mark Hallman - Foot Stomp. Drums, Electric Upright Bass, Harmonica. Lap Steel, Harmonies
Andre Moran - Electric Guitar
Elana James - Fiddle

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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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