G Am If you're driving down the road and you come across an old man, D7 G Holding out his thumb in the wind. Am Em His clothes are old and dirty, that doesn't matter. A7 D It's his eyes that tell you where he's been. G Am If you're not afraid to take your chances on a stranger. D7 G He might have some company to lend. Am Em Pull off to the side, let that old man have a ride. A7 D He can tell you all the crazy things he's seen. Bb F I'm an old hitchhiker. G D The highway is the only home I know. Bb Where you're headed I don't mind. F I ain't been there in some time A7 D And it's just exactly where I want to go. G Am I can tell you how I started in the circus as a barker. D7 G Drawing people in from far and wide. Am Em They never did regret the dollar that it cost them. A7 D We always left them feeling good inside. G Am We were headed for Montana when we hired us a dancer. D7 G Her beauty it was more than I can say. Am Em Then one summer night she set my soul on fire. A7 D Lord, I wish that she was here with me today Bb F I'm an old hitchhiker. G D Wonder what's awaiting round the bend Bb F I don't know what I might see, I don't need no guarantee A7 D Just a ride from here to there and back again. G Am I was only seventeen when I took the open highway. D7 G Took it for my teacher and a friend. Am Em I've been thirty years a thumbing, some might call it bumming, A7 D It's better than just crying in the wind. G Am If you're driving down the road and you come across an old man, D7 G Holding out his thumb in the rain. Am Em You can pull off to the side, let the poor boy have a ride. A7 D He can tell you all the crazy things he's seen. Bb F I'm an old hitchhiker. G D Looking to the far side of the hill Bb Some people say I'll settle down F Build a home in some small town A7 D Within my heart I know I never will Bb F I'm an old hitchhiker.