Ghost in This Guitar

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Keith Urban

Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967) is a New Zealand-born Australian country music singer, songwriter and guitarist whose commercial success has been mainly in the United States, Canada and Australia. Urban was born in New Zealand and began his career in Australia at an early age. In 1991, he… more »

Down the drain pipe cross the yard and through the fence
I risked a whoopin' every time I went
'Cause white boys weren't allowed
On the colored side of town
But I was proud to call
That old black man my friend
He had a pillow by the bed he used to pray on 
And a beat up old guitar he let me play on
I knew where my fingers went
From his greasy fingerprints
Yeah, he was passin' on
What was handed down to him

[Chorus]
And it soaked up all the blood and sweat and teardrops
And the beers he missed in smokey little bars 
And sometimes that old man he comes alive in my hands
I feel the beating of his sad old broken heart 
Just like there's a ghost in this guitar
A ghost in this guitar

Well, the night before he died he made me take it
He said, "You play it now, 'cause I gotta go" 
And I can feel him in my fingers when I play it 
'Cause sometimes I'm in control
And sometimes I just sit back
And let him go
Sit back and let him go

[Chorus]

Take a listen to the ghost in this guitar

Written by: KEITH URBAN, VERNON WAYNE RUST

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Peermusic Publishing, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY

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