Home Run King

written by Gene Clark

 

Al Perkins - steel guitar
Jerry McGee - lead guitar
Jeff Baxter - guitar
Doug Dillard - banjo
Sammy Creason - drums
Jim Fielder - bass
Emmylou Harris - harmony
Byron Berline - fiddle

 

E     B                                                       E
Well I saw it clear today that we were all more than only refugees
        B
And the heads of state called out all of their reserves
                                  E
So they could postpone World War III
C#m                                                               B
I can hear the morning crier yellin "read all about it  here's the truth"
        F#m                       A             B           E
You are either just the newspaper boy or you're either Babe Ruth
E   B
Now how could we have been put upon this planet
                                    E
Fools enough to think that we could be
    B                                                           E
The first to form a civilized envolvement from the charismatic sea
C#m
There's a ten year old in the alley
                                            B
Throws a hard ball off the wall that is the truth
                F#m                       A             B           E
He knows you're either just the newspaper boy or you're either Babe Ruth


The home run king

SOLO

   B
We can all dream up some explicit rationalized dream
                  E
Of exactly who we are
B
While the rockin rolling home run king
                                        E
Keeps the black madonna sleepin with a star
C#m
Now it doesn't matter how much bread you can spend
                            B
So you can hold the center booth
        F#m                       A             B           E
You are either just the newspaper boy or you're either Babe Ruth

 

Copyright © 1977 Irving Music Inc.(BMI)

From the "Two Sides To Every Story" LP RSO Records 1977