By the time I get to Phoenix (live version)    (video)    (midi)

 

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1. By the time I get to Phoenix she'll be rising,

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    she'll find my note I left hanging on her door.

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    She'll laugh when she reads the part that says I'm leaving,

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    ‘cause  I   left that girl so many times before.

 

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2. And by the time I make Albuquerque she'll be working,

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    and she'll probably stop at lunch and give me a call.

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    But she'll        just hear that phone keep right on ringing,

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    off the wall, that's all.

 

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3. And by the time I make Oklahoma she'll be sleeping,

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    she'll turn softly and call my name out low.

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    Oh, and she'll cry just to think I'd really leave her,

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    tho' time and time I've tried to tell her so.

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    She just didn't know        that I would really go,

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    oh, she didn’t know I’d go.

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    She didn’t know I’d go.

 

(orig. = capo 5th) (Glen Campbell)