IF I LOSE                                          Key of G


I never thought I'd need you,

But now I find I'm wrong.

Come on back, sweet Mama,

Back where you belong (pause).

I've rambled over town,

To find that I can't win.

Come on back and pick me up again.


     Now if I lose (if I lose),

     Let me lose (let me lose).

     I don't care (I don't care),

     How much I lose.

     If I lose a hundred dollars,

     While I'm tryin' to win a dime,

     My baby, she's got money all the time.


     2 lines calypso guitar & bass.

     Mandolin solo second half chorus "If I lose a hundred . . ."


Of all the other gals I've known,

There's none to take your place,

'Cause when I get into a jam,

They just ain't in the race (pause).

So now that you're back here.

Let's take another round.

With you here by my side, Babe,

The deal just can't go down.


     Now if I lose...



Ricky Skaggs:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b6A2jqfggI