Up On Cripple Creek (Acoustic)

by Carson McKee

528

Capo: 2nd fret

 
[Verse]
 
     E                               A
When I get off of this mountain, you know where I want to go?
E                                          B
Straight down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.
E                                    A
To Lake Charles, Louisianna, little Bessie, a girl who I once knew.
E                                          B
She told me just to come on by if there's anything that she could do.
 
 
[Refrain]
 
           E
We're goin up on Cripple Creek, she sends me.
A
If I spring a leak, she mends me.
B
I don't have to speak, she defends me.
Cm#                     D
A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one.
 
 
[Verse]
E                                    A
Good luck had just stung me, to the race track I did go.
E                                 B
She bet on one horse to win and I bet on another to show.
E                             A
The odds were in my favor, I had them five to one.
E                                                  B
When that nag, through wind came around the track, me and Bessie had won.
 
 
[Refrain]
 
           E
We're goin up on Cripple Creek, she sends me.
A
If I spring a leak, she mends me.
B
I don't have to speak, she defends me.
Cm#                     D
A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one.
 
 
 
[Verse]
E                                   A
I took up all of my winnings and I gave little Bessie half.
E                                      B
She tore it up and threw it in my face just for a laugh.
E                                           A
There's one thing in the whole wide world I sure would like to see.
E                                             B
That's when that little love of mine dips her doughnut in my tea.
 
 
[Refrain]
 
           E
We're goin up on Cripple Creek, she sends me.
A
If I spring a leak, she mends me.
B
I don't have to speak, she defends me.
Cm#                     D
A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one.
 
 
[Verse]
E                                                A
Me and my mate we were back at the shack, we got Spike Jones on the box.
E                                               B
She says, "I can't take the way he sings, but I love to hear him talk."
E                                          A
Now that just gave my heart a throb to the bottom of my feet.
E                                      A
And I swore as I took another pull, my Bessie can't be beat.
 
 
[Refrain]
 
           E
We're goin up on Cripple Creek, she sends me.
A
If I spring a leak, she mends me.
B
I don't have to speak, she defends me.
Cm#                     D
A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one.
 
 
 
[Yodel over]
 
E   A    E   A
 
 
[Verse]
E                                             A
Now There's a flood out in California and up north it's freezing cold.
E                                      B
And this living off of the road now is getting pretty old.
E                                             A
So I guess I'll call up my big mama, tell her I'll be rolling in.
E
But you know, deep down, I'm kind of tempted
      B
To go and see my Bessie again.
 
 
[Refrain]
 
           E
We're goin up on Cripple Creek, she sends me.
A
If I spring a leak, she mends me.
B
I don't have to speak, she defends me.
Cm#                     D
A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one.
 
 
[Yodel over]
 
E   A    E   A
 
and fade
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