Slack Key Guitar

from by Bryan Kessler

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Way up high all you hear is the falling rain
And the sound of a beating heart
You can hear the wind blowin' thru the trees
The city seems so far
Some might say it's a little insane
Might even seem bizarre
Can't turn away now's the time to play
That Sweet Slack Key Guitar

When I feel blue all I wanna do
Is play Slack Key Guitar
When you hear those strings
It's a deep down thing
And it comes straight from the heart
I wish that she were here
Sitting by my side
Swaying to the sweet soul music
As I play Slack Key Guitar

Now I know someday I may go away
Everybody say I should
And on my back everything I own
Mostly wire and wood
If I should lose all I've earned
What for I've traveled far
I've got two good hands and I always can
Play Slack Key Guitar


from Heart Jams, released September 1, 1999
guitar solo- Barry Flanagan
steel guitar- Ken Emerson


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