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
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Transcribed by Greg Luker