Good Ole Boys Like Me Chords & Lyrics Artist:

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Am chord C chord D chord Em chord G chord
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CAPO 2nd Fret
 
INTRO
G (two measures)
e|---------------| e|---------------|
b|-----0---0-----| b|-----0---0-----|
G|-------2-------| G|-------2-------|
D|---0-------0h2-| D|---0-------0h2-|
A|---------------| A|---------------|
E|-3-------------| E|-3-------------|
 
VERSE 1
G             D         C        G         C    D
When I was a kid Uncle Remus he put me to bed
        G          D         C       G        C    D
With a picture of Stonewall Jackson above my head
     Em                         D
Then daddy came in to kiss his little man
      Em                      D
With gin on his breath and a Bible in his hand
   C                       D
He talked about honor and things I should know
           C                     D
Then he'd stagger a little as he went out the door
 
CHORUS
      G              D             Em            D       C     Em  Am  D
I can still hear the soft Southern winds in the live oak trees
           G        D         Em           D      C
And those Williams boys they still mean a lot to me
Em       Am        D
Hank and Tennessee
    C                   D                   Em  D  C
I guess we're all gonna be what we're gonna be
                        D                  G
So what do you do with good ole boys like me
 
G (two measures
e|---------------| e|---------------|
b|-----0---0-----| b|-----0---0-----|
G|-------2-------| G|-------2-------|
D|---0-------0h2-| D|---0-------0h2-|
A|---------------| A|---------------|
E|-3-------------| E|-3-------------|
 
VERSE 2
G               D            C     G        C          D
Nothing makes a sound in the night like the wind does,
    G         D                C             G          C      D
But you ain't afraid if you're washed in the blood like I was.
    Em                                D
The smell of Cape Jasmine through the window screen
     Em                         D
John R. and The Wolfman Kept me company
       C                        D
By the light of the radio by my bed,
     C                       D
With Thomas Wolfe whispering in my head.
 
CHORUS
      G              D             Em           D        C     Em  Am  D
I can still hear the soft Southern winds in the live oak trees
          G        D         Em           D      C
And those Williams boys they still mean a lot to me
Em       Am        D
Hank and Tennessee
  C                     D                   Em  D  C
I guess we're all gonna be what we're gonna be
                       D                  G
So what do you do with good ole boys like me
 
[Between Chorus & 3rd Verse, you play this]
   G             D             C            D
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0-------------3-------------1------------3-----|
G|-----0---0---0-----2---2---2-----0--0---0-----2---2---|
D|---0-------0-----0-------0-----2------2-----0-------0-|
A|---------------0-------------3------------0-----------|
E|-3----------------------------------------------------|
 
VERSE 3
G             D        C          G            C      D
When I was in school I ran with a kid down the street,
      G           D            C     G           C     D
And I watched him burn himself up on bourbon and speed,
      Em                         D
But I was smarter than that, and I could choose.
           Em                       D
Learned to talk like the man on the six o'clock news.
     C                     D
When I was eighteen, lord, I hit the road
     C                           D
But it really doesn't matter how far I'd go
 
CHORUS
      G              D             Em           D        C     Em   Am   D
I can still hear the soft Southern winds in the live oak trees
          G        D         Em           D      C
And those Williams boys they still mean a lot to me
Em       Am        D
Hank and Tennessee
  C                     D                   Em  D  C
I guess we're all gonna be what we're gonna be
                       D                  Em  D  C
So what do you do with good ole boys like me
                       D                       G
Yeah So what do you do with good ole boys like me
 
OUTRO
e|-----------------|
b|-----0-----------|
G|-------0h2-0-----|
D|---0---------0h2-|
A|-----------------|
E|-3---------------| (x3, the strum a G chord)

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