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Perhaps my favorite song of all time. No one could write a song like Roy Orbison. Sheer genius. Eighteen different chords in a 3-minute song. And that voice. Like a fine vintage wine. There is no comparison, never was, never will be. No one has ever come close to singing like he did.
He left the world just as he sings it in "Ride Away"... "Ride Away" (Roy Orbison - Bill Dees) Intro: (acoustic guitar doubled w/acoustic bass [4X; continue into verse]:) E v v v v ------------------------- ------------------------- ------------------------- ------------------------- ------------2h4--2-4--2-- -0--------4-------------- Verse 1: E Two wheels a-turnin' One girl a-yearnin' Big motor burnin' the road (drums enter) I'll ride the highway I'm going my way I leave a story untold Chorus 1: A B A Pretty girls behind me A B A E But pretty girls are ev...'rywhere A B A Big motor wind up A B A E Ride on away from here [1:] D E Ride away Bridge A: (E) Am7 D7 Dm7 G7 Cmaj7 Am She won't approve of things I do or what I am Dm7 G7 Cmaj7 And I don't really give a... I understand Am F But she'll never see D7/F# That I'll never be G Anyone but me E G E // // / // // / Bridge B: F#m G#m She thinks she needs me F#m G#m She cries for me F#m G#m But I know she's lying F#m G#m F#m Crying for others to see F# What can I say B F# B I'll just ride away Verse 2: (Ride, ride away, boy, ride, ride away, boy) Big motor run, run Ride on away from Heartache and misery I'm bound to wander (big motor run, run) Way over yonder Someone may wait just for me Chorus 2: True love to cling to I need a dream to share Someone to know me Someone to show me they care Coda: C#m B Ride away C#m B Ride away A E From tears and sorrow A E Like there's no tomorrow A F#7 Fmaj7 E Tonight I'll ri-ide away [repeat intro riff to fade]