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Where The Devil Dont Stay Tab

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Off of The Dirty South
Play the Chords as Power/Barr Chords, not open.

Intro:
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2---2--2---|
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   Dmin                                      Fmaj
My Daddy played poker in the woods they say, back in his younger days
Gmaj                                                       Dmin
Prohibition was the talk, but the rich folks walked to the woods where my
Daddy stayed
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-5/7~
7----
Dmin                                  Fmaj
Jugs and jars from shiners, these old boys here, they ain't miners
     Gmaj
They came from the twenty-niners
                 Dmin
It didn't take a hole in the ground to put the bottom in their face

*Riff*:
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3/5-50-3/5-50-3/5-50-3/5-5-0-5-3-0                        3/5-0-3/5-0-3/5~-|
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You can hit the high E string (or D in this song's case) whenever you'd like during that 
to add a fuller and less repetetive sound.

Verse:
Dmin
Back in the thirties when the dust bowl dried
        Fmaj
And the woods in Alabama didn't see no light
         Gmaj
My Daddy played poker by a hard wood fire
Dmin
Squeezing all his luck from a hot copper wire
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-2-2-2/3--|
2-2-2---2-|
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Dmin
Scrap like a wildcat fights till the end
Fmaj
Trap a wildcat and take his skin
Gmaj
Deal from the bottom, put the ace in the hole
Dmin
One hand on the jug but you never do know


Solo 1:
Cmaj             Gmaj             Bbmaj        Fmaj
---------------------------------------------5/7-7-7----5/7-5---------|
5/7----7\5-3/7--7/10--10-8\7\5-5-7-8-7\5\3-------------------7/8\7~~~-|
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Chorus:
Cmaj
Son come running
Gmaj
     You better come quick
Gmaj Amaj Bbmaj                     Fmaj
          This rotgut moonshine is making me sick
    Cmaj                                   Gmaj
Your Mama called the law and they're gonna take me away
Gmaj Amaj Bbmaj                Fmaj
          Down so far even the Devil won't stay

Verse:
Where I call to the Lord with all my soul
I can hear him rattling the chains on the door
He couldn't get in I could see he tried
Through the shadows of the cage around the forty watt light

*Riff*:
(There's a variation at the end, just play a D for a little while longer)
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3/5-50-3/5-50-3/5-50-3/5-5-0-5-3-0                        3/5-0-3/5-0-3/5~-|
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Chorus:
Daddy tell me another story
Tell me about the lows and the highs
Tell me how to tell the difference between what they tell me is the truth or a lie
Tell me why the ones who have so much make the ones who don't go mad
With the same skin stretched over their white bones and the same jug in their hand

Verse:
My Daddy played poker on a stump in the woods back when the world was gray
Before black and white went and chose up sides and gave a little bit of both their way

Solo 2: (played in the middle of this verse)
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0-3/5-3-5-8-10-8-10--/12~------10\8\5-|
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The only blood that's any cleaner is the blood that's blue or greener
Without either you just get meaner and the blood you gave gives you away

Back to Solo 1:
Cmaj             Gmaj             Bbmaj        Fmaj
---------------------------------------------5/7-7-7----5/7-5---------|
5/7----7\5-3/7--7/10--10-8\7\5-5-7-8-7\5\3-------------------7/8\7~~~-|
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Chorus:
Cmaj
Son come running
Gmaj
     You better come quick
Gmaj Amaj Bbmaj                     Fmaj
          This rotgut moonshine is making me sick
    Cmaj                                   Gmaj
Your Mama called the law and they're gonna take me away
Gmaj Amaj Bbmaj                Fmaj
          Down so far even the Devil won't stay

Verse:
Where I call to the Lord with all my soul
I can hear him rattling the chains on the door
He couldn't get in I could see he tried
Through the shadows of the cage around the forty watt light

*Riff*:
(Another variation at the end, its only slightly different from the riff)
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3/5-50-3/5-50-3/5-50-3/5-5-0-5-3-0                        3/5-0-3/5-0-3/5~-|
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There's an Outro Solo, but its much easier to play than it is to tab, enjoy.


Lyrics by Mike Cooley and Ed Cooley (based on a poem by Ed Cooley) / Music by Drive-By Truckers
© Wayward Johnson's Music (BMI) / The Minor Hill Singers: Jason Isbell, Kimberly Morgan 
Shonna Tucker

Tabbed by D-PAC
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schmidty3000 wrote on February 19 2008, 05:05 am

If there's any way, or you care enough, could you tell me what tuning this is in? I assume everything is just a whole step down, but I'm not sure.

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erik_f_graham wrote on September 19 2009, 11:04 am

I found it sounds good a whole step down.

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