Best The Dead South Songs

18 Best The Dead South Songs (list with chords & lyrics)

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We’ve listed the top songs with words and tabs, so you can sing & play along with these greats as well!

Black Lung

Black Lung Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
Bass - E B  E B  E B  E B
Banjo & Guitar - Em G Em G Em G Em G
 
VERSE
Em                                                        G
Basically we are all alone in the centre of a pickaxe mine.
Em
Black lung stings as the pickaxe swings.
Em                               G
As the void of the mine closes in,
Em
The Devil came and the angels sang.
Em                      G
A Song of the Holy Ghost.
Em
Tempted the soul from the pennies to the gold,
Em                                G
Like the dust I spit from my mouth.
 
CHORUS
Em                                             G
Wooa Wooa oooo oo oo oooooooo oo oo oooooooo oo
Em                                             G
Wooa Wooa oooo oo oo oooooooo oo oo oooooooo oo
 
VERSE
Em
Remember the night with the barroom fight
Em                                 G
Where I killed all my best friends.
Em
We gambled it away with the whiskey open keg,
Em                       G
And we never saw it again.
Em
Well I had a wife that I met back in high school;
Em                    G
Her name was Lyla-Jean.
Em
We saved away to escape some place
Em                          G
On a local miner's minor pay.
 
CHORUS
Em                                             G
Wooa Wooa oooo oo oo oooooooo oo oo oooooooo oo
Em                                             G
Wooa Wooa oooo oo oo oooooooo oo oo oooooooo oo
 
[Banjo Break]
 
VERSE
Em
We saved so long, the fall came and gone
Em               G
At Least 27 times.
Em
It fell through the floorboards into deep dark darkness,
Em                       G
And we never saw it again.
Em
So West Virginia's home and that's where we're staying
Em                            G
To the blade of the bible hymn.
Em
Jesus says we're wicked so we just keep on pickin'
Em                          G
At the scab of the open mine
 
CHORUS
Em                                             G
Wooa Wooa oooo oo oo oooooooo oo oo oooooooo oo
Em                                             G
Wooa Wooa oooo oo oo oooooooo oo oo oooooooo oo
Em                                             G
Wooa Wooa oooo oo oo oooooooo oo oo oooooooo oo
Em   N.C.                                      Em
Wooa Wooa oooo oo oo oooooooo oo oo oooooooo oo
 
OUTRO
Em
(Single strum)
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Spaghetti Acoustic

Spaghetti Acoustic Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
Dm  F   C   Dm
 
VERSE 1
Dm
Mama made something sweet
F
It’s good for you to eat
    C                        Dm
But you were out late     messin’ round
Dm
The girls are in your hands
F
Dangerous charms you don’t understand
    C                             Dm
The other men       will burn you alive
 
CHORUS
Dm              F
Your just naive boy
                 C
You better leave boy
      Dm
Tonight
 
Dm  F  C  Dm  Dm
 
VERSE 2
Dm
The streets are whisperin now
F
This gentleman in town
    C                     Dm
A lover     Who cannot be beat
 
Dm
The men around town
F
Gathered on sacred ground
    C                            Dm
And repeated     to beat their   chests
 
CHORUS (x2)
Dm              F
Your just naive boy
                 C
You better leave boy
      Dm
Right now
 
Dm  F  C  Dm  x2   Dm
 
VERSE 3
Dm
Been hiding as you can
     F
To weak to even stand
     C                                 Dm
Your bones don’t      fit your skin no more
 
Dm
Got you cryin out the moon
 F
Begging mamma for a room
     C                            Dm
But she’s felt the burn of your love
 
CHORUS (x2)
Dm              F
Your just naive boy
                 C
You better leave boy
      Dm
Right now
 
Dm  F  C  Dm  x2  Dm
 
VERSE 4
Dm
Got down on your knees to Pray
F
Asking your father in his grave
C                        Dm
            He whispered son
 
Dm  F  C  Dm  x2
 
**Play this next 3 times building intensity***
Dm
Get on your horse and ride
F
I wanna show you
C                             Dm
          Where your gonna die
 
Dm   F   C  Dm
 
CHORUS (x3)
Dm              F
Your just naive boy
                 C
You better leave boy
      Dm
Right now
 
***Played slowly***
Dm               F
This blessing turned to curse
   C                Dm
your charm worked in reverse
Dm          F            C            Dm
It’s a love song that is burnt in my mind
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Banjo Odyssey

Banjo Odyssey Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
Gm
 
VERSE
Gm
Tore up the restraining order, I don't care I'm comin' over
                                          F
What your daddy said isn't going over too well
                               Gm
Don't you know not to kiss and tell?
 
CHORUS
G                                            Am                Bb                G Am Bb
Mother said "She's my brothers daughter" and I don't even know who's my father
G                       Am                 Bb                     Gm
I guess she's my cousin but she needs some sweet lovin' anyway!
 
VERSE
Gm
Pulled you out by your hair, if people ask I was never there
                                  F
Come on baby and take a ride with me
                                Gm
Come on baby let's drive to the sea
 
CHORUS
G                                            Am                Bb                G Am Bb
Mother said "She's my brothers daughter" and I don't even know who's my father
G                       Am                 Bb                     Gm
I guess she's my cousin but she needs some sweet lovin' anyway!
 
INSTRUMENTAL
G Am Bb
G Am Bb
 
BRIDGE
Gm                Am          Bb                    Gm                        Am     Bb
It's a hot night driving down highway sixty with my baby in the passenger seat
Gm                          Am       Bb                    Gm                 Am     Bb
I roll down the window and I lean my head back and put my foot to the floor
 
Gm                                  Dm   Bb
We're going faster and she's saying slow down
Gm                                  Dm   Bb
We're going faster and she's saying slow down
Gm                                  Dm   Bb
We're going faster and she's saying slow down
Gm                                  Dm   Bb
We're going faster and she's saying slow down
Gm                            Dm   Bb
And I say no and she's saying slow down
Gm                            Dm   Bb
And I say no and she's saying slow down
Gm                            Dm   Bb
And I say no and she's saying slow down
Gm                            Dm   Bb
And I say no and shes screaming slow down
Gm        Dm   Bb
And I say no, no
 
CHORUS
G                                            Am                Bb                G Am Bb
Mother said "She's my brothers daughter" and I don't even know who's my father
G                       Am                 Bb                     Gm
I guess she's my cousin but she needs some sweet lovin' anyway!
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People Are Strange

People Are Strange Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
| Em     | Am  Em | Am  Em | B7  Em |  x4
 
VERSE 1
Em                 Am            Em
People are strange when you're a stranger
Am         Em   B7           Em
Faces look ugly when you're alone
Em                Am            Em
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted
Am          Em   B7            Em
Streets are uneven when you're down
 
CHORUS
            B7
When you're strange
G                       B7 N.C.
Faces come out of the rain
                   B7
When you're strange
G                         N.C.
No one remembers your name
                   B7
When you're strange
            B7
When you're strange
           B7      B7
When you're strange
 
INSTRUMENTAL
| Em     | Am  Em | Am  Em | B7  Em |
 
VERSE 2
Em                 Am            Em
People are strange when you're a stranger
Am         Em   B7           Em
Faces look ugly when you're alone
Em                Am            Em
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted
Am          Em   B7            Em
Streets are uneven when you're down
 
CHORUS
            B7
When you're strange
G                       B7 N.C.
Faces come out of the rain
                   B7
When you're strange
G                         N.C.
No one remembers your name
                   B7
When you're strange
            B7
When you're strange
         B7      B7
When you're strange
 
Alright, yeah
 
INSTRUMENTAL
| Em     | Am  Em | Am  Em | B7  Em |  x6
 
CHORUS
            B7
When you're strange
G                       B7
Faces come out of the rain
            B7
When you're strange
G                      B7
No one remembers your name
             B7
When you're strange
             B7
When you're strange
           B7 N.C.  B7
When you're strange
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The Recap

The Recap Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
Am Am/C Am/B Am/E Am/G Am/F# F E7
Am Am/C Am/B Am/E Am/G Am/F# F E7
 
VERSE 1
               Am           G
Well we're all wasted, in a bar 
F                E7
Somewhere downtown
       Am                        G                      F                         E7
When a man walks up and pokes me with a knife And says "Man I'm gonna send you to hell"
       Am                            G                             F                           E7
Well I took that knife, I stared him straight in the eyes I said, "homeboy, you better fuckin' run,
    Am                  G                        F                         E7
I'm sittin' here just a slammin' down beers and, now its time to have some fun" Oh
 
INTERLUDE
Am Am/C Am/B Am/E Am/G Am/F# F E7
Am Am/C Am/B Am/E Am/G Am/F# F E7
Am Am/C Am/B Am/E Am/G Am/F# F E7
Am Am/C Am/B Am/E Am/G Am/F# F E7
F F F F E7 E7 E7 E7
F F F F E7 E7 E7
 
BRIDGE
           Am                   G
Oh well he hit me hard, yeah he hit me good
F                      E7            Am
And then I fell to the ground, but I kicked him fast
              G             F                  E7
I kicked him real swift and he came a tumblin' down
          Am                    G
He took a stab at me and nearly cut my gut, but
F                            E7
I kicked that knife to the floor
       Am                           G
Then I took his head and slammed it into the bar, I don't
F                          E7    E7     Am   F   C    E7
Think he'll come around no more Ohhhhhh Ohhhhhh    Ohhhhhh
 
CHORUS
               Am                   F                C                  E7
Well I've been drinkin' here for so many damn years, Trying to recap my life
Am                  F                 C                E7
Every night trouble finds my sight and I cant help but fight 
       Am                   F
With a bottle of Jack and a tin of skoal       
C                E7      Am                       F              C              E7
I'll be stickin' around, until the day a man will put me away and I can rest my soul
 
VERSE 2
               Am           G
Well we're all wasted, in a bar
F             E7
Somewhere downtown
       Am                        G                      F                          E7
When a man walks up and pokes me with a knife And says "Man, I'm gonna send you to hell"
       Am                            G                             F                   E7
Well I took that knife, I stared him straight in the eyes I said, "homeboy this is the day"
       Am                             G                          F                  E7    E7
Then I grabbed that knife, stabbed it straight through my eye and Then I fell to my knees Ohhhhh
Am   F   C     E7
Ohhhhhh    Ohhhhhh
 
CHORUS
               Am                   F                C                  E7
Well I've been drinkin' here for so many damn years, Trying to recap my life
Am                  F                 C                E7
Every night trouble finds my sight and I cant help but fight
       Am                   F
With a bottle of Jack and a tin of skoal
C                 E7      Am                  F          C                  E7
Tonight I'm going home, today's the day a man put me away and I can rest my soul
 
OUTRO
Am Am/C Am/B Am/E Am/G Am/F# F E7 Am
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Down That Road

Down That Road Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
Am*         | Am*         ||
 
INTRO
             N.C.
Oh, well, we run to the break of day,
            N.C.
the old man groaned as we rolled away.
          N.C.
Our women wept as we sped on by,
            N.C.
we hung our heads low as they raised their flags high.
 
VERSE 1
                    Am                Am
Then we grabbed our guns and we shot away,
               Am                 Am
let's kill our brothers on a Saturday.
             Am                      Am
Blood spills out and our wounds were deep,
Am*
Old Jesse James, well, he won't even take a peep.
 
CHORUS
                            Am
So, then we go on down that road,
Am*                                   Am
breakin' your backs and breakin' your souls,
Am*                                         Am
breakin' your backs and breakin' your souls,
Am*                                N.C.
mama said I'd die before I get old.
 
INTERLUDE
Am*         | Am*         | Am*         | Am*         ||
 
VERSE 2
    Am                  Am
The war is over and the graves were deep,
    Am                        Am
the sun was down just like my brother Rim's keep.
    Am                      Am
You burned my house and you raped my wife,
  Am*
I fall to my knees and I pray to the Lord
           N.C.
that I can kill that fucker tonight!
 
CHORUS
                            Am
So, then we go on down that road,
Am*                                   Am
breakin' your backs and breakin' your souls,
Am*                                         Am
breakin' your backs and breakin' your souls,
Am*                                N.C.
mama said I'd die before I get old.
 
INTERLUDE
Am*         | Am*         | Am*         | Am*         ||
 
VERSE 3
    Am                        Am
Oh, hey, there dad, don't you know who I am?
Am*
No motherfucker, don't give a God damn!
 
INTERLUDE
Am*         | Am*         | Am*         | Am*         ||
 
[End-Chorus]
            Am              Am
So, then we go on down that road,
Am*                                   Am
breakin' your backs and breakin' your souls.
Am*                                        Am
Breakin' your backs and breakin' your souls.
Am*
Mama said I'd die before I get old.
Am*
Mama said I'd die before I get old.
Am*
Mama said I'd die before I get old.
Am*
Mama said I'd die before I get old.
Am*
Mama said I'd die before I get old.
Am*
Mama said I'd die before I get old.
Am*
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You Are My Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
| Am    | Am
 
VERSE 1
          Am                    Am
The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping
            Dm             Am
I dreamed I held you in my arms
        Dm                   Am
When I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
     Am       E7        Am    N.C.
So I bowed my head and I cried
 
CHORUS
           Am                Am
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
            F                    Am
You make me happy when skies are gray
             F                     Am
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
             Am      G          Am
Please don't take my sunshine away
 
INSTRUMENTAL
         | Am     | Am     | Am     |
| Dm     | Am     | Dm     | Am     |
| Am  E7 | Am
 
VERSE 2
            Am                    Am
I'll always love you and make you happy
            Dm            Am
If you will only say the same
           Dm                Am
But if you leave me to love another
         Am      E7      Am  N.C.
You'll regret it all some day
 
CHORUS
           Am                Am
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
            F                    Am
You make me happy when skies are gray
             F                     Am
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
             Am      G          Am
Please don't take my sunshine away
 
INSTRUMENTAL
         | Am     | Am     | Dm     |
| Am     | Dm     | Am     | Am  E7 |
| Am
 
VERSE 3
            Am                     Am
You told me once, dear, you really loved me
           Dm                 Am
And no one else could come between
               Dm               Am
But now you've left me to love another
         Am        E7        Am    N.C.
You have shattered all of my dreams
 
CHORUS
           Am                Am
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
            F                    Am
You make me happy when skies are gray
             F                     Am
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
             C       E7         Am
Please don't take my sunshine away
 
OUTRO
             G N.C.  Em N.C.   Am
Please don't take my sunshine away
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This Little Light Of Mine

This Little Light Of Mine Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
| G     | G    | C    | G    |
| G     | Em   | G  D | G    |
 
VERSE 1
G
This little light o' mine
G
I'm gonna let it shine
    C
Oh, this little light o' mine
G
I'm gonna let it shine
G
This little light o' mine
Em
I'm gonna let it shine
       G             D             C    G
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine
 
VERSE 2
    G
Oh, don't let Satan blow it out!
G
I'm gonna let it shine
    C
Oh, don't let Satan blow it out!
G
I'm gonna let it shine
G
Don't let Satan blow it out!
Em
I'm gonna let it shine
       G             D             C    G
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine
 
INSTRUMENTAL
| G     | G    | C    | G    |
| G     | Em   | G  D | G
 
VERSE 3
    G
Oh, hide it under a bushel? No!
G
I'm gonna let it shine
    C
Oh, hide it under a bushel? No!
G
I'm gonna let it shine
G
Hide it under a bushel? No!
Em
I'm gonna let it shine
       G             D             C    G
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine
 
VERSE 4
    G
Oh, let it shine 'til Jesus comes
G
I'm gonna let it shine
    C
Oh, let it shine 'til Jesus comes
G
I'm gonna let it shine
G
Let it shine 'til Jesus comes
Em
I'm gonna let it shine
       G             D             C    G C G
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine
 
INSTRUMENTAL
| G     | G    | C    | G    |
| G     | Em   | G  D | G
 
VERSE 5
G
This little light o' mine
G
I'm gonna let it shine
    C
Oh, this little light o' mine
G
I'm gonna let it shine
G
This little light o' mine
Em
I'm gonna let it shine
       G             D             G
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine
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Achilles

Achilles Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
C  Am  F  G  C
 
VERSE
C                    Am
I am a man, I am the wind
F    G                C
I am all your deepest sins
C                      Am
I am the sun, I am the moon
F    G                 C
I am all your sweetest tunes
 
CHORUS
F                 G              C      G             Am
And when the time calls upon me, I will know where to go,
F                    G       C    G           Am
The pedals will fall past me as I find my way home,
C    G           Am
as I find my way home
 
INTERLUDE
C  G  C
 
VERSE
C                  Am
I am Achilles on a mountain, 
F          G             C
Standing beside the hour glass,
C                   Am
I am a hero, I am a thief
F      G           C
I am a resurrected man
 
CHORUS
F                 G              C      G             Am
And when the time calls upon me, I will know where to go,
F                    G       C    G           Am
The pedals will fall past me as I find my way home,
C    G           Am
as I find my way home
 
INTERLUDE
C  G  C
 
VERSE
C                     Am
I am a rhythm, I am a beat
F         G                      C
I am that curse walking down the street
C                    Am
I am a cheat, I am a liar
F    G       C
I am no ones desire
 
CHORUS
F                 G              C      G             Am
And when the time calls upon me, I will know where to go,
F                    G       C    G           Am
The pedals will fall past me as I find my way home,
C    G           Am
as I find my way home,
C    G           Am
as I find my way home,
C    G           Am
as I find my way home
 
OUTRO
C  G  C
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The Dead South

The Dead South Guitar Chords & Lyrics
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VERSE
   Dm                                 A#             A
Oh pass the rum on down the line it's getting pretty cold
          Dm                                     A#           A
It's been nine straight days of hell and burning fires in the snow
      Dm                              A#                 A
And I haven't seen my baby since that old black ship set sail
      Dm                                      A#         A            Dm
Still we're holding out 'till winter dies and hoping our strength prevails
 
Dm A# A
Dm A# A Dm
 
VERSE
    Dm                                A#                 A
The full moon peaks around the clouds as the grey wolves cry
    Dm                                  A#           A
The hour's getting late and we've drunk every bottle dry
     Dm                                           A#      A
Just one more march from dusk 'till dawn 'till we finally arrive
       Dm                                     A#         A        Dm
At the gates of those who long ago burned our houses and took our lives
 
CHORUS
 
And we'll sing
 Dm                         A#              A
"We are the Dead South who came across the sea
    Dm                                 A#  A       Dm
To take back our lives and leave this land of misery
     Dm          A#         A              Dm
Our will is our weapon our hearts forever bound
             Dm               A#                 A           Dm
Come on now tilt your bottle back and let's go grab another round
 
VERSE
    Dm                                  A#            A
The wind is at our back the ground is shaking at our feet
 Dm                                 A#              A
Marching for the gates we pray the lord my soul to keep
    Dm                             A#             A
For if we ever get ourselves out from this mess alive
         Dm                                     A#    A     Dm
I'll be singing this song for years to say I'm happy we survived
 
CHORUS
 
And we'll sing
 Dm                         A#              A
"We are the Dead South who came across the sea
    Dm                                 A#  A       Dm
To take back our lives and leave this land of misery
     Dm          A#         A              Dm
Our will is our weapon our hearts forever bound
             Dm               A#                 A           Dm
Come on now tilt your bottle back and let's go grab another round
 Dm               A#                 A           Dm
tilt your bottle back and let's go grab another round
 
CHORUS
 Dm                         A#              A
"We are the Dead South who came across the sea
    Dm                                 A#  A       Dm
To take back our lives and leave this land of misery
     Dm          A#         A              Dm
Our will is our weapon our hearts forever bound
             Dm               A#                 A           Dm
Come on now tilt your bottle back and let's go grab another round
 
CHORUS
 Dm                         A#              A
"We are the Dead South who came across the sea
    Dm                                 A#  A       Dm
To take back our lives and leave this land of misery
     Dm          A#         A              Dm
Our will is our weapon our hearts forever bound
             Dm               A#                 A           Dm
Come on now tilt your bottle back and let's go grab another round
 Dm               A#                 A           Dm
tilt your bottle back and let's go grab another round
 Dm               A#                 A           Dm
tilt your bottle back and let's go grab another round
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House Of The Rising Sun

House Of The Rising Sun Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO - Half Tempo 70bpm
Am C D F
Am E Am
 
E Am C D
F Am C E7
Am C D F
Am E Am
 
 
VERSE 1
E        Am  C        D
  There is a house in New Orleans
F    Am       C      E7
They call the Rising Sun
         Am       C       D           F
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
    Am     E        Am
And God, I know I'm one
 
 
VERSE 2 - Normal Time 140bpm
   Am     C     D       F
My mother was a tailor
       Am    C        E7
She sewed my new blue jeans
   Am     C     D        F
My father was a gamblin' man
Am      E   Am
Down in New Orleans
 
 
INTERLUDE
Am C D F
Am C E7
Am C D F
Am E Am
 
 
VERSE 3
E         Am   C       D       F
  Now the only thing a gambler needs
   Am         C     E7
Is a suitcase and a trunk
        Am   C         D     F
And the only time he's satisfied
   Am        E    Am
Is when he's on a drunk
 
 
INTERLUDE
Am C D F
Am C E7
Am C D F
Am E Am
 
 
VERSE 4
E    Am      C         D         F
  Oh mother, tell your children
       Am      C      E7
Not to do what I have done
Am         C        D       F
Spend your lives in sin and misery
       Am           E      Am
In the House of the Rising Sun
 
 
INTERLUDE
Am C D F
Am C E7
Am C D F
Am E Am
 
 
VERSE 5
E       Am       C      D         F
  Well, one foot on the platform
    Am    C      E7
The other on the train
    Am    C       D   F
I'm going back to New Orleans
   Am        E        Am     E
To wear that ball and chain
      Am   C        D   F
there is a house in New Orleans
     Am       C      E7
They call the Rising Sun
         Am       C       D           F
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy
    Am     E        Am
And God, I know I'm one
    Am     E        Am
And God, I know I'm one
    Am     E        Am
And God, I know I'm one
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Boots

Boots Guitar Chords & Lyrics
[Banjo Intro to]
 
C G C G C G D Em B7 Em
 
VERSE 1
C            G         C        G
Seven long years, I waited for you
C               G           D
You played your games, I played
     Em
Mine too
   B             Em
While I wait for you
C            G       C       G
Courting calls and lots of hurt
C            G                D
Girls are crying and I'm lying in
   Em
The dirt
   B                Em
Trying to make this work
  B7         Em   B7             Em
I'm a big jerk, fooled by your smirk
 
C G C G C G D Em B7 Em
 
VERSE 2
C                G        C
Pulled out your gun, shooting me
        G
With words
C                 G           D
Right through the head, oh, just
           Em
Like I deserve
B7                Em
Throw me to the curb
C           G
All them old folks
C                G
Gathering round me
C             G          D
Point and laugh, oh, while they
          Em
Watch me bleed
 B7              Em
I'm starting to believe
 B7              Em
This is not a dream
 B7             Em
Completely obsene
 
C G C G C G D Em B7 Em
 
VERSE 3
C     G             C         G
Bury me, in the cold hard ground
C          G
Throw my body in
D                Em
While I'm lying down
B7                 Em
Then you steal my crown
C             G
Before you leave me
C             G
Lying in the dirt
C              G
Take off my boots
     D               Em
And give em to the herd
B7              Em
All them sad words
B7              Em
Beaten and disturbed
B7             Em
Company deserved
 
[Slow down the tempo]
 
:C G B Em:
 
BRIDGE
C             G
Take off my boots
B              Em
And I will love you
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That Bastard Son

That Bastard Son Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
Am  G  F
 
VERSE
Am
Always looking out for number one
G                         F
We never talk about that bastard son
Am
Heading out to the liquor store
G                         F
Never been without my baby before
Am
Waiting in line just to have a drink
G                         F
Guy beside you's puking in the sink, oh
 
CHORUS
Am      F       E
I don't feel no more
Am          F           E     Am
I just want liquor and dirty whores
Am             E        Am
Cause I don't care no more
N.C.
(One two, one two three four)
 
VERSE
Am
When you walk out of that bar
G                         F
You try and get in your car
Am
With a girl hanging on your hip
G                             F
You're getting ready for the big trip
Am
Better give that girl just one more kiss
G                               F
All that cocaine will leave you in a bliss, oh
 
CHORUS
Am      F       E
I don't feel no more
Am          F           E     Am
I just want liquor and dirty whores
Am             E      Am
Cause I don't care no more
Am          E      Am
No I don't care no more
 
VERSE
Am
You're heading on a one-way trip
G                           F
Its blizzarding out so you take a dip
Am
Then you look down at your phone
G                                       F
No message from your baby cause you're all alone
Am
With all your cheat and all your lies
G                           F
Your faithful father won't forgive
Am
Your crimes
 
CHORUS
Am      F       E
I don't feel no more
Am          F           E     Am
I just want liquor and dirty whores
Am              E      Am
Cause I don't care no more
Am          E      Am
No I don't care no more
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Broken Cowboy

Broken Cowboy Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
Am E Am E
Am ...
 
VERSE 1
Am
It's been a long dark dirty road
F                  C
And pocket full of gold
    E
And I've been out here now
Am
All on my own
Am
Well it's real quiet here
F              C
Just the way I like it here
        E
There's no one to bother me
          Am
Except...
 
Am         F            C
   In 1955, born into Wadena's pride
E
  I laid my head on that
Am
   Milligan creek bed
Am
   When I was a young man
F                      C
  I helped build this land
     E                         Am
Oh, I put down these rails as a CPR man
 
Am
Thought I'd live forever
F                   C
With my heart in my pocket
       E
Oh, my gun by my side
       Am
And my feelings in a locket
 
Am                         F         C
Well, that was a cold year in Seventyseven
    E
But I married my wife
Am
We had 2 kids
Am
I gave her a daughter
F             C
She gave me a son
       E                      Am
And we rode those damn horses until we had none
 
Am
Fists still like flying
F                C
Doing things for dyin'
     E                            Am
Oh I should have put that old gun away
 
CHORUS
    F    G               Am
But I, I am me, a broken cowboy
    F       C             E
And I don't feel right no more
       F G           Am
'Cause I am a broken cowboy
 
SOLO
Am F C E Am   (x2)
 
VERSE 2
Am
Livin' life in the fast lane
F               C
Racing cars and robbing trains
  E
I thought I had it all
Am
Then one day I got the call
Am
A father's worst dream
F           C        E
My son went down and I
 
Am
The colours deceive me
F        C
As I see grey
          E
Oh you're cutting me down with those
Am
Cold words you're saying
Am
Then you called me brother
F                 C             E
But this can't be so 'cause you slander my name
Am                          F E Am
Anywhere the wind will blow
 
CHORUS
F        G               Am
But I, I am me, a broken cowboy
    F       C             E
And I don't feel right no more
       F G           Am
'Cause I am a broken cowboy
    F G         Am
Yes I am broken cowboy
 
OUTRO
Am
It's been a long dark dirty road
F                    C
But a pocket full of gold
    E
And I've been out here now
Am
All on my own
Am
Well it's real quiet here
F              C
Just the way I like it here
        E
There's no one to bother me
       Am
Except that old taunting tree
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Honey You

Honey You Guitar Chords & Lyrics
Capo: 2nd fret

INTRO
C C C C  x2
 
 
VERSE 1
C               E                  Am               F
Honey you are a rock and I am your land and we will grow.
C              E                           Am       F
Before the sun dries us up and turns us to sand.    Oh
C               E                   Am                 F
Do you remember when the ocean went mad and we were to blame?
C           E                          Am            F
And ran to another world with lives to save.         Oh
C     E     Am     F
    a-hoh...
 
 
PRE CHORUS
C             E              Am
They were the ones who could fly.
C    E       Am
They flew so high.
 
 
CHORUS
C               E                  Am            F
Then I looked into your eyes never understanding why.
C               E                     Am               F
You would never run with me while the world is turning upside down
    C              E                     Am                        F
And all around and we are watching those birds in the sky from the mountainside and
C        E      Am      F
you,   a-hoh  o-hoh
 
 
INSTRUMENTAL
C E Am F   x4
(cello)
C E Am F   x3
(banjo)
 
 
VERSE 1
C               E                  Am               F
Honey you are a rock and I am your land and we will grow.
C              E                           Am        F
Before the sun dries us up and turns us to sand.     Oh 
C               E                   Am                 F
Do you remember when the ocean went mad and we were to blame?
C           E                          Am          F
And ran to another world with lives to save.       Oh 
C     E     Am     F
    a-hoh...
 
 
PRE CHORUS
C             E              Am
They were the ones who could fly.
C    E       Am        C
They flew so high.
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The Good Lord

The Good Lord Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
F#m
D   A
D   B7
C#7 F#m
 
CHORUS
       D           A
Well I pray, every day
         E                 F#m
That the good Lord keep me safe
D            A             E                E
And I try to hide all this fear built in my spine
D            A
Give a man a day
         E               F#m
So I can see your pretty face
D       C#7            F#m
Until I arrive in your arms
 
VERSE 1
         D                 A
Well I don't know what you doin'
                 A7
Fightin' in this silly war
D
You're not a yankee, love
B7
Nor a grey-back confederate
E7
Tryin' to keep these slaves abhorred
                       D
You were just a simple man
                    A                  A7
Tryin' to do these things the best you can
D
Now it's time to come on home
B7
Got a baby in the oven
C#7
That I need to see before she gets old
 
CHORUS
       D           A
Well I pray, every day
         E                 F#m
That the good Lord keep me safe
D            A             E                E
And I try to hide all this fear built in my spine
D            A
Give a man a day
         E               F#m
So I can see your pretty face
D       C#7            F#m
Until I arrive in your arms
 
VERSE 2
         A
Well I don't know what I'm doin'
         F#m
Fightin' in this stupid war
A                     F#m
I'm not a yankee or a grey-back anymore
A
I've killed so many men
C#7
Just to kill so many more
F#m                    B7
Just wanna see my baby before I die
C#7
In this shitstorm
 
INSTRUMENTAL
D   A   E   F#m
D   A   E   E
D   A   E   F#m
D   A   E   C#7
 
OUTRO
       D           A
Well I pray, every day
         E                 F#m
That the good Lord keep me safe
D            A             E                E
And I try to hide all this fear built in my spine
D            A
Give a man a day
         E               F#m
So I can see your pretty face
D       A              E
Until I arrive in your arms
 
       D           A
Well I pray, every day
         E                 F#m
That the good Lord keep me safe
D            A             E                E
And I try to hide all this fear built in my spine
D            A
Give a man a day
         E               F#m
So I can see your pretty face
D       C#7         F#m
Until I die in your arms
D       C#7         F#m
Until I die in your arms
D       C#7         F#m
Until I die in your arms
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In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company

In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
| Gm    | %     |
 
[Whistle]
| Gm    | %     | %     | F     |
| Gm    | Cm    | Gm D7 | Gm    |
 
|Gm     | %     | F D7  | Gm    |
 
VERSE
Gm
Dead Love couldn't go no further,
Gm
Proud of and disgusted by her,
Gm
Push shove, a little bruised and battered,
F               D7               Gm
Oh Lord I ain't comin' home with you
 
Gm
My lifes a bit more colder,
Gm
Dead wife is what I told her,
Gm
Brass knife sinks into my shoulder,
F                  D7             Gm
Oh babe don't know what I'm gonna do
 
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|--0-1-2-3-4-0-2-4-5--|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|
 
| Gm    | %     |
 
CHORUS
Gm
I see my red head, messed bed, tear shed, queen bee, my squeeze.
                                                                     F
The stage it smells, tells, hells bells, mis-spells, knocks me on my knees
          Gm                                                     Cm
It didn't hurt, flirt, blood squirt, stuffed shirt, hang me on a tree
        Gm                           D7                       Gm
After I count down, three rounds, in Hell I'll be in good company
 
|Gm     | %     | F D7  | Gm    |
 
VERSE
Gm
Dead Love couldn't go no further,
Gm
Proud of and disgusted by her,
Gm
Push shove, a little bruised and battered,
F               D7               Gm
Oh Lord I ain't comin' home with you
 
Gm
My lifes a bit more colder,
Gm
Dead wife is what I told her,
Gm
Brass knife sinks into my shoulder,
F                  D7             Gm
Oh babe don't know what I'm gonna do
 
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|--0-1-2-3-4-0-2-4-5--|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|
 
| Gm    | %     |
 
CHORUS
Gm
I see my red head, messed bed, tear shed, queen bee, my squeeze.
                                                                     F
The stage it smells, tells, hells bells, mis-spells, knocks me on my knees
          Gm                                                     Cm
It didn't hurt, flirt, blood squirt, stuffed shirt, hang me on a tree
        Gm                           D7                       Gm
After I count down, three rounds, in Hell I'll be in good company
 
Gm         F                 D7          Gm
             in Hell I'll be in good company
Gm         F                 D7          Gm
             in Hell I'll be in good company
 
| Gm    | %     |
 
OUTRO
 
[Whistle]
| Gm    | %     | %     | F     |
| Gm    | Cm    | Gm D7 | Gm    |
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Help Me Scrape The Mucus Off My Brain

Help Me Scrape The Mucus Off My Brain Guitar Chords & Lyrics
INTRO
G Bm Am G
 
 
VERSE 1
N.C.                         Am
I guess it's something in my brain
D                           G
 I need whiskey to ease the pain
Em                     C
 But it's early in the morning
D                     G
 And I'm feeling bad again
 
G A G
 
 
PRE CHORUS
                C
But if you ever loved me
D                     G
 You'll go easy on me now
Em                  A7
 Fix me up a cup of coffee
                          D
And in a while I'll come around
 
 
CHORUS
N.C.                            Am
I think I’ll spend the dog-food money
D                           G
 But he'll love me just the same
Em                         C
 But if you really love me baby
D                                G
 Help me scrape the mucus off my brain
 
G A G
 
 
INSTRUMENTAL
G Am D G
Em C D G
C D G Em A7 D
G Am D G
Em C D G
 
 
VERSE 2
N.C.                      Am
It's a shame when morning hurts
D                                G
 But I've seen bad and I've seen worse
Em                     C
 It's the nature of my being
D                            G
 I took some money from your purse
 
G A G
 
 
PRE CHORUS
                            C
And that Frenchman loves to party
D                       G
 And I know he's not to blame
Em                                 A7
 But the way you're looking at me, baby
                               D
I just can't help but feel the shame
 
 
CHORUS
N.C.                            Am
I think I’ll spend the dog-food money
D                           G
 But he'll love me just the same
Em                         C
 But if you really love me baby
D                                G
 Help me scrape the mucus off my brain
 
G A G
 
 
OUTRO
Em                         C
 But if you really love me baby
D                                G
 Help me scrape the mucus off my brain
 
G A G
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