Separate ways

“Separate ways”

I was stranded out in Houston
Tryin to make my way
Met an angel with a Southern tan
With so much good to say
She taught me about Jesus
To be thankful when I pray
Even though I did get better
Come the morning light heard the call of the Interstate
Said don’t wait up girl it’s gonna be late

A fool and his money soon go separate ways.
Ya either takin or given
Its a river that flows both ways
Wish I saw more living
Instead of life’s real ways
How quickly you vanish into the maze
A fool and his money soon go separate ways

I am the producer, the actor and the stage
Who take good parts for me
And erodes them away
You will always be my ending
Heal my broken days
At times I feel invisable
Try to hide hard what it is I cannot say
I see the open sky
She looks the other way

A fool and his money soon go separate ways.
Ya either takin or given
Its a river that flows both ways
On the kindness of strangers
I make my take home pay
The prime in life is just one drink away
A fool and his money soon go separate ways

Stranded out in Mobile
At I-10 and 65
Trying to make a decision
Just to survive
Burned some bridges in Florida
Maybe parts of Georgia too
Seems I hit a deadend
Across roads only meant for two.
I look at 65 and try to think that path thru

A fool and his money soon go separate ways.
Ya either takin or given
Its a river that flows both ways
There’s a sweet little girl in Texas a place I could call home
Hope someday she finds somebody strong
A fool and his money soon go separate ways

Opening Pentatonic Scales

When I started practicing the caged system and pentatonic scales it seemed I was boxed in. If you have practiced pentatonic scales you know the feeling of being boxed in. Well I started exploring options and came across the Greek scales or modes as I think they are called. These opened up the acoustic guitar neck more since you have a scale that is played across 3 notes per string.

Still, the pentatonic scales stayed part of my daily practice routine. I came across a guy on Youtube.com his feed is titled StichMethod Guitar and he opened up the pentatonic for me with one position of the scale.

So what I did was develop all of the scales based on this new information in a format that I could see and learn from.
So here they are, the tablature, the musical notes on staff and the note placement on the guitar neck for viewing.

Again, I am not an instructor or teacher, I simply put things out here for my own ability to locate the data easily.

Also, these opened scales based on the 5 note pentatonic are completely movable up and down the guitar neck. I used the fifth fret not “A” simply as a starting place.

These Neck interpretations are based on a left handed acoustic guitar orientation
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