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Song:   Zip City
Band:   Drive-By Truckers
Album:  Southern Rock Opera
Tuning: Normal
Capo:   None


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Notes
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 #1 - The song is in 4:4, transcribed 1 line per measure

 #2 - Zip City, AL
  http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=34.95675,-87.66901&spn=0.022405,0.025663&t=h&z=15


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INTRO
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  Em
  G
  D
  A Asus4 A

  Em
  G
  D
  A Asus4 A


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VERSE 1
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  D
  -- Your daddy was mad as hell.
  Bm
  -- He was mad at me and you when he
  G
  Tied that chain to the front of my car and pulled me
  Em                       G
  Out of that ditch that I slid into.


  D
  -- Don't know what his problem is,
  Bm
  -- Why he keeps sending me away.  Don't know
  G
  Why I put up with this shit when you
  Em                    G
  Don't put out and Zip City's so far a-


  D      Dsus2
  way.
  D      Dsus4
  --     --


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INTERLUDE
  (Repeat Intro)
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VERSE 2
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  D
  -- Your daddy is a deacon down at the
  Bm
  Salem Church of Christ, and he
  G
  Makes good money as long as Reynolds
  Em                    G
  Wrap keeps everything wrapped up tight.


  D
  -- Your mama's as good a wife and
  Bm
  Mama as she can be, and your 
  G
  Sister keeps puttin' that sweet stuff on every-
  Em               G
  body in town but me.


  A
  -- Your brother was the first-born, got ten
  Bm
  Fingers and ten toes, And it's a
  G
  Damn good thing cause he needs all twenty just to
  Em
  Keep the closet door


  G
  Closed.


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INTERLUDE 
  D      Dsus2
  G      D
  (Repeat Intro)
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VERSE 3
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  Em
  -- Maybe it's the twenty-six mile
  G
  Drive from Zip City to Colbert
  D
  Heights that keeps my mind clean,
  A
  Gets me through the night.


  Em
  -- Or maybe you're just a desti-
  G
  nation, a place for me to go that
  D
  Keeps me from having to deal with my 
  A
  Seventeen-year-old mind all a-


  Em
  lone. So keep your drawers on, girl,
  G
  It ain't worth the fight.  By the
  D
  Time you drop them I'll be gone and you'll
  A
  Be right where they fall the rest of your


  Em  *** (see INTERLUDE below)
  Life


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INTERLUDE 
  (Repeat Intro, beat 1 is 'life' from above)
  (Final "A" &-4-& is leading "you say you're" lyric below)
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VERSE 4
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  A
  You say you're 


  Em

  Tired of me taking you for
  G
  Granted, Waiting up 'till the last
  D
  Minute to call you up and see
  A
  What you want to do.  But you're


  Em
  Only fifteen, girl, you ain't
  G
  Got no secretary. And "For
  D
  Granted" is a mighty big word for a
  A
  Country girl like you. I think that's


  Em
  Just your Daddy talking, Cause he
  G
  Knows that blood red carpet down at the
  D
  Salem Church of Christ ain't gonna
  A
  ever see no wedding between


  Em  *** (see INTERLUDE below)
  me and you.


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INTERLUDE 
  (Repeat Intro, beats 1/2 are 'me and you' from above)
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VERSE 5
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      D
  Zip City it's a good thing that they
  Bm
  Built the wall around you, Zip
  G
  Up to Tennessee then zip right
  Em          G
  Down to Ala-bama.  I got

  D
  -- 350 heads on a
  Bm
  -- 305 engine, I get
  G
  ten miles to the gallon, I ain't
  Em             G
  got no good in-tentions.


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FINALE
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  D



--crookedpath
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jeffo73 wrote on May 7 2010, 12:06 am

Chords are right on but the tuning is a step down Dgcfad

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