Late Night Friend

"Late Night Friend written by  Burt Smith”

1.[D] [F#m] [GA] [D] [F#m] [G..F#F] [E] [A] 

I’ve been standing quietly in this barroom all alone

Watching others dance and having fun

I’d like someone to talk to someone who almost cares. 

Perhaps someone to ruffle up my hair.

[D] [F#m] [GA] [D] [F#m] [G] [DA] [D]

2. The crowd is getting thinner 

and I’ve got no place to go 

and the beer can in my hand is getting lighter.   There goes last week’s lover with a better man than I.  

And it seems to me the bar’s a whole lot quieter.


-chorus  [G..] [A..] [DG] [D] [A] [GA] [DG] [DA] [D]

It’s Saturday night and 3 AM 

and I just want a late night friend 

to love a while before I see the sun.  

If you take me home with you, 

I promise that I’ll make it good, 

just don’t forget me when the morning comes.

= [D] [F#m] [GA] [D] [F#m] [G..F#F] [E] [A] =

3. [D] [F#m] [GA] [D] [F#m] [G] [DA] [D]

People in this silly world seldom understand 

how lonesome this life of mine can be.  

But I don’t want their pity 

or their cold and angry stares, 

cause I’m a man who can’t stop being free 


 Written in the 70’s by my dearly departed crazy friend Burt Smith. He always said I helped him write this song but it was the 70’s and I don’t remember.  I do enjoy remembering Burt. 

© Tray EPPES 2015