Friends In Low Places

Words & Music:

Dewayne Blackwell & Bud Lee


Correspondent John Renderio was kind enough to send along his complete and correct bass tab for this tune.  Thanks, John!



     A               Edim            Bm                   E7

E |---------------|------------0--|-----------------2--|------------2h.o.4--|

B |------------2--|---------2-----|------------3-------|---------5----------|

G |---------2-----|------3--------|---------4----------|------4-------------|

D |------2--------|---------------|------4-------------|---2----------------|

A |---0-----------|---1-----------|---2----------------|--------------------|


         A                  Edim                 Bm

Blame it all on my roots; I showed up in boots & ruined your black tie affair.


The last one to know, the last one to show,


I was the last one you thought you'd see there.


And I saw the surprise and the fear in his eyes when I took his glass of champagne.

And I toasted you, said, "Honey, we may be through.

But you'll never hear me complain."




'Cause I got friends in low places.

A                                               Bm                  E7

Where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases my blues away and I'll be okay.


I'm not big on social graces.  I think I'll step on out to the oasis.

Bm                  E7        A

'Cause I've got friends in low places.


Well, I guess I was wrong; I just don't belong.  But, hey, I've been there before.

Everything's all right, I'll just say goodnight & I'll show myself to the door.


Hey, I didn't mean to cause a big scene; just give me an hour and then

I'll be as high as that ivory tower that you're livin' in.




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