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From: rickl1@ix.netcom.com (Rick)

Roy Huskey Jr    bass
Al Perkins       steel guitar
David Hoffner    keyboards
Chris Leuzinger  acoustic guitar
Richard Bennett  acoustic guitar
Sam Levine       clarinet

Words and music: David Olney 
Performer: Emmylou Harris
Album: Cowgirl's Prayer
Asylum Records 1993
Hayes Court Music/Irving Music(BMI)


Jersusalem Tomorrow 

Bm


Man you should have seen me way back 
Em
then 
Bm
I could tell a tale 
               F#7  
I could make it spin 
Em
I could tell you black was white 
        Bm
I could tell you day was night 
                               F#7
Not only that I could tell you why 
                                Bm
Back then I could really tell a lie 
Bm                                Em
Well I'd hire a kid to say he was lame 
         Bm                           F#7
Then I'd touch him and make him walk again 
Em                             Bm
Then I'd pull some magic trick I'd pretend to heal the sick 
                                    F#7
I was takin' everything they had to give 
                                Bm
It wasn't all that bad a way to live 
Bm                                           Em
Well I'm in this desert town and it's hot as hell 
    Bm                            F#7
But no one's buyin' what I got to sell 
Em                      Bm
I make my lame kid walk I make a dumb guy talk 
                                        F#7
I'm preachin' up a storm both night and day 
                                  Bm
But everyone just turns and walks away 
Bm                                   Em
Well I can see that I'm only wasting time 
     Bm                                 F#7
So I head across the road to drink some wine 
     Em                           
This old man comes up to me 
             Bm
He says I've seen you on the street 
                                F#7
You're pretty good if I do say myself 
                                                            Bm
But the guy that come thru here last month he was somethin' else 
Bm                                   Em
Instead of callin' out for fire from above 
   Bm                                   F#7
He just gets real quiet and talks about love 
         Em
And I'll tell you somethin' funny 
          Bm
He didn't want nobody's money 
                                       F#7
Now I'm not exactly sure what this all means 
                                              Bm
But it's the damndest thing I swear I've ever seen 


SOLO


Bm                                      Em
Well since that time every town is the same 
Bm
I can't make a dime, 
                   F#7
I don't know why I came 
Em
I decide I'll go and find him 
    Bm
And find out who's behind him 
                                        F#7
He has everyone convinced that he's for real 
                                   Bm
Well I figure we can work us out a deal 
Bm                              Em
So he offers me a job and I say fine 
   Bm                                 F#7
He says I'll get paid off on down the line 
       Em
Well I guess I'll string along 
              Bm
Don't see how too much can go wrong 
                                       F#7
As long as he pays my way I guess I'll follow 
                               Bm
We're headed for Jerusalem tomorrow 


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