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Verse 1:
          G                                C/G           G
     Billy Dee was seventeen when he turned twenty-one
     Fooling with some foolish things he could've left alone
            G                             C/G                G
     But he had to try to satisfy a thirst he couldn't name
                                            D             G
     Driven towards the darkness by the devil in his veins
              C/G                      G
     All around the honky tonks,searching for a sign
     Gettin' by on gettin' high on women,words and wine
              G                                C/G                G
     Some folks called him crazy,Lord,and others called him free
                                           D               G
     But we just called us lucky for the love of Billy Dee

Verse 2:(Three and a half tones lower)
          C/G                         F                C/G
     Busy goin' his own way and speakin' his own words
     Facin' and forgettin' every warnin' that he heard
         C/G                             F               C/G
     Makin' friends and takin' any crazy chance he could
                                         G                      C/G
     Gettin' busted for the bad times and believin' in the good
          F                            C/G
     Billy took a beatin' from a world he meant no harm
     The score was written in the scars up on his arm
              C/G                       F                   C/G
     Some felt he was payin' for the life he tried to lead
                                           G                 C/G
     But all we felt was sorry for our good friend Billy Dee

Verse 3:(Four and a half tones higher)
            A                            D              A
     It may be his soul bigger than a body's oughta be
     Singin' songs and bringin' laughter to the likes of you and me
           A                                      D                   A
     Cause the world he saw was sadder than the one he hoped to find
                                          E                  A
     But it wasn't near as lonesome as the one he left behind
             D                            A
     Yesterday they found him on the floor of his hotel
     Reachin' towards the needle,Lord,that drove him down to hell
              A                          D                A
     Some folks called it suicide,others blame the speed
                                          E              A
     But we all called it crucified when Billy Dee O.D.'d