(G)I took time (D9) out to (C) write to my (D) old friend
I (G) walked (D9) across that (C) burning (D) bridge
I (G) mailed my (D9) letter (C) off to (D) Dallas but her (G) reply came from (C)
Anch (D) orage (G), Alaska

She said, (G) Hey girl (D9) it’s (C) about time (D) you wrote
It’s been (G) over two (D9) years (C), my (D) old friend
Take me (G) back to the (D9) days of (C) the foreign (D) telegrams
And the (G) all night (D9) rock and (C) rolling (D)
Hey Chel we was (G) wild (D9) then (C) (D)

Hey Chel you know it’s kinda funny
Texas always seems so big
But you know you’re in the largest state in the Union
When you’re anchored down in Anchorage
Hey girl I think the last time I saw you
Was on me and Leroy’s wedding day
What was the name of that love song you played?
I forgot how it goes
I don’t recall how it goes
(C D Am C D Am C D Am G D9 C D)

Anchored down in Anchorage

Leroy got a better job so we moved
Kevin lost a tooth, he’s started school
I’ve got a brand new eight month old baby girl
I sound like a housewife
Hey Chel, I think I’m a housewife

Hey girl what’s it like to be in New York?
New York City, imagine that
What’s it like to be a skateboard punk rocker?
Leroy says send a picture
Leroy says hello
Leroy says keep on rocking, girl
Keep on rocking

Short Sharp Shocked (Mercury 1988) / Short Sharp Shocked (Mighty Sound 2003)

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I used to hitch-hike around Europe with only one cassette. On one side was ‘Doc and Merle Pickin’ the Blues,” and on the other was Pink Floyd. I called it ‘Doc Side of the Moon.’