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C chord F chord F sharp chord G chord D chord F#/D chord
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Capo:5th fret

       C
     (down)        (up)       (down)        (up)        strums between each riff
e|-------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
B|-1-----4\----|-1-----\3--|-1---------|-1---------|
G|-------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
D|---2---------|---2-------|---2-------|---2-------|
A|-----3-------|-----3-----|------3----|------3----|
E|-------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
 
        C
     (down)        (up)       (down)        (up)
e|-------------|-----------|-----------|------3----|
B|-1-----4\----|-1-----\3--|-1---------|-1---------|
G|-------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
D|---2---------|---2-------|---2-------|---2-------|
A|-----3-------|-----3-----|------3----|------3----|
E|-------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
 
        C
     (down)        (up)       (down)        (up)
e|-------------|-----------|-----------|------3----|
B|-1-----4\----|-1-----\3--|-1---------|-1---------|
G|-------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
D|---2---------|---2-------|---2-------|---2-------|
A|-----3-------|-----3-----|------3----|------3----|
E|-------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
 
        C
     (down)        (down)     
e|-------------|-----------|
B|-1-----4\3---|-1---------|
G|-------------|-----------|
D|---2---------|---2-------|
A|-----3-------|-----3-----|
E|-------------|-----------|
 
VERSE 1
C
I’m a long country mile from being in style, dirty hat and cowboy boots
C
I cut my teeth on them old outlaw songs my daddy used to listen to
C                   F F# G         C
Guess it’s in my genes, I gotta be me
 
VERSE 2
C
Yeah, I say what I think, sometimes I drink and when I do I drink too much
C
I wind up on my back, eye shining black and I know it’s all because
C               F F# G             C
Bad as it might be, hey I gotta be me
 
CHORUS
C       F
You can wine me up and dine me, you can polish up and shine me
        C
But the real thing is goin’ shine through
         D          F#/D       D         F#/D        G
It ain’t always pretty but the cowboy in me couldn’t change if he wanted to
 
[BRIDGE: C]
 
VERSE 3
C
Yeah, I had a girl, her name was Pearl; I think she’s up in Arkansas
C                                                                               F
She raised her voice and gave me a choice ‘tween singing in a honkytonk or a j.o.b
    F#         G               C
Ha, as you can see, I gotta be me
 
CHORUS
      C       F
Yeah, you can wine me up and dine me, you can polish up and shine me
        C
But the real thing is goin’ shine through
         D          F#/D       D         F#/D        G
It ain’t always pretty but the cowboy in me couldn’t change if he wanted to
 
[BRIDGE: C, G, C]
 
VERSE 4
C
Hey I’m a rusty old truck you see at front ‘tween the Lexus and the Coup de Ville
C
A one of a kind that some try to find, some are hoping that never will
C               F F# G                 C
Still I do my thing, ‘cause I gotta be me
C                F            F#    G
Yeah, like it or not, this is all I got
           C
I gotta be me           OUTRO: C (Riff)

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