Guy Clark LA Freeway
On The Acoustic

Here on this Guy Clark LA Freeway page is an acoustic demo, some rhythm tips, a free pdf, a guy Clark video clip, and a purchase link to my full acoustic lesson.

Guy Clark LA Freeway 
Chords And Lyrics
Demo Tips & Pdf

in 1973 Guy Clark released his first album "Old No. 1" which features this song LA Freeway. The song was never released as a single but became a well known staple in his live performances as you'll see below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, C, G, D/Gb, D7

Guy Clark 
LA Freeway Lyrics

Pack up - all your dishes - Make note of all good wishes
Say goodbye to the landlord for me - That SOB has always bored me
Throw out them LA papers and that moldy box of vanilla wafers
Adios to all this concrete - Gonna get me some dirt road back street

If I can just get off of this LA freeway without getting killed or caught
I'd be down that road in a cloud of smoke
To some land - that I ain't bought bought bought

Here's to you old skinny Dennis - Only one I think I will miss
I can hear that old bass singing - sweet and low like a gift you're bringin'
Play it for me - just one more time now - Got to give it all we can now
I believe everything your saying - Just keep on, keep on playing

If I can just get off of this LA freeway without getting killed or caught
I'd be down that road in a cloud of smoke
To some land - that I ain't bought bought bought

And you put the pink card in the mailbox - leave the key in the old front door lock
They will find it likely as not -I'm sure there's somethin' we have forgot
Oh Susanna don't you cry babe - Love's a gift that's surely handmade
We've got something to believe in - Dontcha' think it's time we're leavin'

If I can just get off of this LA freeway without getting killed or caught
I'd be down that road in a cloud of smoke
To some land - that I ain't bought bought bought

If I can just get off of this LA freeway without getting killed or caught
I'd be down that road in a cloud of smoke
To some land - that I ain't bought bought bought

Pack up - all your dishes - Make note of all good wishes
Say goodbye to the landlord for me - That SOB has always bored me

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