#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------# #This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the# #song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.# #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------# Ten Degrees and Getting Colder-Gordon Lightfoot Originally done by Gordon Lightfoot, on "Summer Side of Life"--1971. Also recorded by bluegrass musicians "JD Crowe and the New South." Also--Tony Rice's "Tony Rice Sings and Plays Gordon Lightfoot." Also--Nanci Griffith's "Other Voices, Other Rooms." This version transcribed from the JD Crowe version, capo on 3rd fret. INTRO: D G A D D He was standing by the highway D with a sign that just said mother D when he heard a driver coming E A about a half a mile away D so he held the sign up higher D so no decent soul could miss it D it was ten degrees or colder A D down by boulder dam that day D he was raised up in milwaukee D though he never was that famous D he was just a road musician E A to the taverns he would go D singing songs about the rambling D the loving girls and gambling D how the world fell on his shoulder A D back in boulder I don't know D it was out in arizona D and he heard the lady listening D to each word that he was singing E A to each line that he would write D so he sat down by her table D and they talked about the weather D 98.6 and rising A D down by boulder dam that night G D and she told him she would take him A C G for a ride in the morning sun G A back in boulder he had told her A C G I don't know when I've had a better friend D now he's traded off his martin D but his troubles are not over D his feet are almost frozen E A and the sun is sinking low D won't you listen to me brother D if you loved your mother D please pull off on the shoulder A D if you're going milwaukee way D it's ten degrees and getting colder A D down by boulder dam today One of these days I'll get around to tabbing the intro. Questions or comments: Daniel Albright DTA0817@MAIL.ECU.EDU