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The Ballad Of Sleepy John Chords

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The Ballad of Sleepy John
by Jackie Greene

This is my first time doing this, didn't see chords up for this song so I thought 
I'd give it a shot. This uses an A harmonica.

intro: |F#m  |A  |D  |A | x 5


F#m        A       D           A
Any day now the sky could fall
F#m             A         D           A 
And I'm not one to complain
F#m             A               D           A
But this don't feel like no paradise at all
F#m                A         D           A
Down on the corner in the rain

F#m            A           D          A
Old Kentucky, he's a friend of mine
F#m                 A           D     A
He got them Fayette County blues
F#m             A            D           A
Ain't no woman ever keep the man in line
F#m                        A           D   A
And there ain't no woman he can refuse
 

E                        
Well I stumbled in with my guitar
     F#m                     
And bought a drink behind the bar
E                           F#m      
Sat in with the band until oh two
       D |D |A |A |E  |E  |E  |E  |
Then I saaaaaaaaaaaaid:


F#m               A           D       A
too much whiskey make me tumble home
F#m             A            D      A
too much Jesus make me pray
F#m                A              D        A
too much love and Lord I feel so all alone
F#m                         A         D    A
but that's all right mama, that's OK

F#m                  A         D         A
Cause Sweet Serrita, she's behind the bar
F#m                 A          D      A
She's got the towel in her hand
F#m             A            D          A
Lord release her, she's only twenty-four
         F#m          A             D  A
And she's doing the best that she can


     E              
Well I don't know, but I been told
     F#m
That freedom is an open road
     E                                  F#m
But I guess it all depends on how you drive
             D |D |A |A |E |E |E |E |
While you're aliiiiiive


|F#m  |A   |D   |A   | x 4

  
F#m                A           D      A
Now people tell me I'm the Lucky One
F#m                    A        D     A
But that don't matter much to me
F#m                A          D          A     
Cause I ain't nothing but my father's son
F#m                     A       D   A
And that's all I'm ever gonna be

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kinjj wrote on June 3 2011, 08:24 pm

Sounds good except for the last line of each verse goes like this:

F#m D A
Down on the corner in the rain

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