Lyrics and chords to "Resurrection Mary"

Resurrection Mary

(Ian Hunter)

 E A
In 1935
B C#m
I was livin' in Paradise
E A B B
I had a friend up in Cicero
E A
We used to go out to the track
B C#m
We'd knock a few whiskeys back
E A B B
I'd lose my shirt and then I would lose my way home
E A
I was driving my Stutz Blackhawk
B C#m
Through Justice in the dark
E A B B
When suddenly the blood rose in my veins
E A
She was standing by the road
B C#m
In an incandescant glow
E A B B
My heart stood still my foot slammed on the brakes
C#m B
She said please, please
A E
Would you dignify my wish
C#m B
I'm trying to get to heaven
A B B
Could you tell me where that is
E B/Eb A/C# A/C#
On a wild Chicago night
E B/Eb A/C# A/C#
With the wind howling white
E B/Eb A/C#
I caught my first sight
A/C# E B/Eb A/C# A/C#
Of Resurrection Mary
E A
I was trembling like a leaf
B C#m
I was scared beyond belief
E A B B
After all my conscience ain't that clear
E A
I used to work for Mickey Finn
B C#m
I did the numbers for Big Jim
E A B B
Perhaps my day of reckoning lies here
C#m B
I said please, please
A E
I would dignify your wish
C#m B
But when it comes to heaven
A B B B B
I'm just a little bit amateurish
E B/Eb A/C# A/C#
On a wild Chicago night
E B/Eb A/C# A/C#
With the wind... howling white
E B/Eb A/C#
I cheated time
A/C# E B/Eb A/C# A/C#
With Resurrection Mary
E B/Eb A/C# A/C#
A A E
And I felt tears form in my eyes
G#
For the first time
A A E
I felt something deep inside
G#
For the first time
A A E
I saw angels high in the air
G# C#m B
For the first time in my life
A B B
And I said Mary go to the light
B E B/Eb A/C# A/C#
It's going to be alright
E B/Eb A/C# A/C#
E A
I got down on my knees
B C#
I said sweet Mary please
E A B B
Dignify these wishes before you run
E A
Will you tell him I've reformed
B C#
Will you tell him I'm reborn
E A B B
She closed her eyes and then she spoke in tongues
C#m B
I said please, please
A E
Tell me what he said
C#m B
She said you must die the day before
A B B B B
The devil knows you're dead
E B/Eb A/C# A/C#
On a wild Chicago night
E B/Eb A/C# A/C#
With the wind howling white
E B/Eb A/C# A/B
I waved goodbye
E B/Eb A/C#
E B/Eb A/C# A/C#
On a wild Chicago night
E B/Eb A/C# A/C#
Oh with the wind howling white
E B/Eb A/C#
I lost sight
A/C# E B/Eb A/C#
Of Resurrection Mary
(Outro)
A/C# E B/Eb A/C#
Resurrection Mary
Is it late too turn your back on fate
With the naked eye

Notation

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Transcribed by Greg Luker

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