i’ll never get out of this world alive lyrics – hank williams jr.

recorded by hank williams

capo: 1st fret key: f# play: f
now you’re [f] lookin’ at a man that’s gettin’ kind-a mad
i had lot’s of luck but it’s all been bad
no [c7] matter how i struggle and strive
i’ll never get out of this world a-[f] live.

my fishin’ pole’s broke the creek is full of sand
my woman run away with another man
no matter how i struggle and strive
i’ll never get out of this world alive.

a [bb] distant uncle p*ssed away [bb7] and [f] left me quite a batch [f7]
and [bb] i was livin’g high until that fatal [bb7] day
a lawyer [c7] proved i wasn’t born
i was only hatched.—[f]

ev’rything’s agin’ me and it’s got me down
if i jumped in the river i would prob’ly drown
no matter how i struggle and strive
i’ll never get out of this world alive.

these shabby shoes i’m wearin’ all the time
are full of holes and nails
and brother if i stepped on a worn out dime
i bet a nickel i could tell you if it was heads or tails.

i’m not gonna worry wrinkles in my brow
’cause nothin’s ever gonna be alright nohow
no matter how i struggle and strive
i’ll never get out of this world alive.

(additional verses)
i could buy a sunday suit and it would leave me broke
if it had two pair of pants i would burn the coat
no matter how i struggle and strive
i’ll never get out of this world alive.

if it was rainin’ gold i wouldn’t stand a chance
i wouldn’t have a pocket in my patched up pants
no matter how i struggle and strive
i’ll never get out of this world alive.

/ hank williams jr lyrics