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I’m A Lonesome Fugitive Chords And Strumming, Merle Haggard

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Did You Know? I'm A Lonesome Fugitive was the song that made Merle Haggard famous. Although he didn't write it, it struck a chord with him because he'd served time in San Quentin.

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Orange Orange Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  White Pick 

Most Advanced Chord Change: Orange Pick (White Pick when played with Django chords only)

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White Pick Level

I'm A Lonesome Fugitive Chords And Strumming, Merle Haggard

Django Chords:  

(Original tuned down 1 fret)

Django G Chord

Django C Chord

Django D Chord


Key: G, when tuned down Gb

Strumming:

"Bouncer":

|D    D U D    D U |



Tempo:

127 bpm

​​​

Verse 1 -

||G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

 |C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - ||x3

 

Down (G)every road there's (C)always one more (D)city (D)
I'm
(C)on the run, the (D)highway is my (G)home (G)
I
(G)raised a lot of (C)Cain back in my (D)younger days (D)
While
(C)Mama used to (D)pray my crops would (G)fail  (G)
Now
(G)I'm a hunted (C)fugitive with (D)just two ways (D)
Out(
C)run the law or (D)spend my life in (G)jail (G)


Chorus -

|G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


I'd (G)like to settle (C)down but they won't (D)let me (D)
A (C)fugitive must (C)be a rolling (D)stone  (D)
Down (G)every road there's (C)always one more (D)city (D)
I'm (C)on the run, the (D)highway is my (G)home (G)


Instrumental -

|G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


Verse 2 -

||G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

 |C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - ||x2

 

I'm (G)lonely but I (C)can't afford the (D)luxury (D)
Of (C)having one I (D)love to come a(G)long (G)
She'd (G)only slow me (C)down and they'd catch (D)up with me (D)
For (C)he who travels (D)fastest goes a(G)lone (G)


Chorus -

|G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


I'd (G)like to settle (C)down but they won't (D)let me (D)
A (C)fugitive must (C)be a rolling (D)stone  (D)
Down (G)every road there's (C)always one more (D)city (D)
I'm (C)on the run, the (D)highway is my (G)home (G)

 

Ending -

|C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


I'm (C)on the run, the (D)highway is my (G)home (G)

Final Chord Strum: G

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Yellow Pick Level

I'm A Lonesome Fugitive Chords And Strumming, Merle Haggard

Chords:  

(Original tuned down 1 fret)

Open G & D Chords

Django C Chord (dC)


Key: G, when tuned down Gb

Strumming:

"Cash Bass":

|B    D U B    D U |



Tempo:

127 bpm

​​​

Verse 1 -

||G - - - |dC - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

 |dC - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - ||x3

 

Down (G)every road there's (dC)always one more (D)city (D)
I'm
(dC)on the run, the (D)highway is my (G)home (G)
I
(G)raised a lot of (dC)Cain back in my (D)younger days (D)
While
(dC)Mama used to (D)pray my crops would (G)fail  (G)
Now
(G)I'm a hunted (dC)fugitive with (D)just two ways (D)
Out
(dC)run the law or (D)spend my life in (G)jail (G)


Chorus -

|G - - - |dC - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|dC - - | dC - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |dC - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|dC - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


I'd (G)like to settle (dC)down but they won't (D)let me (D)
A (dC)fugitive must (dC)be a rolling (D)stone  (D)
Down (G)every road there's (dC)always one more (D)city (D)
I'm (dC)on the run, the (D)highway is my (G)home (G)


Instrumental -

|G - - - |dC - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|dC - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


Verse 2 -

||G - - - |dC - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

 |dC - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - ||x2

 

I'm (G)lonely but I (dC)can't afford the (D)luxury (D)
Of (dC)having one I (D)love to come a(G)long (G)
She'd (G)only slow me (dC)down and they'd catch (D)up with me (D)
For (dC)he who travels (D)fastest goes a(G)lone (G)


Chorus -

|G - - - |dC - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|dC - - | dC - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |dC - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|dC - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


I'd (G)like to settle (dC)down but they won't (D)let me (D)
A (dC)fugitive must (dC)be a rolling (D)stone  (D)
Down (G)every road there's (dC)always one more (D)city (D)
I'm (dC)on the run, the (D)highway is my (G)home (G)

 

Ending -

|dC - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


I'm (dC)on the run, the (D)highway is my (G)home (G)

Final Chord Strum: G

Orange Pick Level

I'm A Lonesome Fugitive Chords And Strumming - Merle Haggard

Open Chords:  

(Original tuned down 1 fret)

G, C & D Chords


Key: G, when tuned down Gb

Strumming:

"Cash Bass":

|B    D U B    D U |



Tempo:

127 bpm

​​​

Intro -

   G

e||   3 3 3 ||

b||  3 3 3 3||

g||0         ||

d||          ||

a||          ||

e||          ||x4 


Verse 1 -

||G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

 |C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - ||x3

 

Down (G)every road there's (C)always one more (D)city (D)
I'm
(C)on the run, the (D)highway is my (G)home (G)
I
(G)raised a lot of (C)Cain back in my (D)younger days (D)
While
(C)Mama used to (D)pray my crops would (G)fail  (G)
Now
(G)I'm a hunted (C)fugitive with (D)just two ways (D)
Out
(C)run the law or (D)spend my life in (G)jail (G)


Chorus -

|G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


I'd (G)like to settle (C)down but they won't (D)let me (D)
A (C)fugitive must (C)be a rolling (D)stone (D)
Down (G)every road there's (C)always one more (D)city (D)
I'm (C)on the run, the (D)highway is my (G)home (G)


Instrumental -

|G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


Verse 2 -

||G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

 |C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - ||x2

 

I'm (G)lonely but I (C)can't afford the (D)luxury (D)
Of (C)having one I (D)love to come a(G)long (G)
She'd (G)only slow me (C)down and they'd catch (D)up with me (D)
For (C)he who travels (D)fastest goes a(G)lone (G)


Chorus -

|G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


I'd (G)like to settle (C)down but they won't (D)let me (D)
A (C)fugitive must (C)be a rolling (D)stone  (D)
Down (G)every road there's (C)always one more (D)city (D)
I'm (C)on the run, the (D)highway is my (G)home (G)

 

Ending -

|C - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


I'm (C)on the run, the (D)highway is my (G)home (G)

Final Chord Strum: G

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