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This is a good one for all you rhythm players: You have to listen to get it right. If you give a quick lift and play open strings the D and Cadd9 in the intro and the E and D on the outro it sounds pretty good, to me atleast. Standard Tuning Intro strumming is D, Cadd9, G, D Verse 1 D Cadd9 G D My Grandmother owned a night club on the Arkansas Oklahoma line A7 Mama put me on a Greyhound and I went to stay with her in the summertime G Cadd9 G D I'd box up those empty longnecks and stack 'em in the back and make a hand Cadd9 G D Then at night she'd let me sneak out of the kitchen and sit in with the band Verse 2 Cadd9 G D Yes I have sacked some quartebacks and broke my share of bones along the way A7 I knew it wouldn't last forever semi-pro always means semi-payed G Cadd9 G D I started climbin' drillin' rigs I'm oil field trash and proud as I can be Cadd9 G D Then I took my songs and guitar and sang 'em to a man from Tennessee Chorus G Cadd9 G D I've played every beer joint tavern from New York City out to Pasadena A7 Every corn dog fair and rodeo and sold out every basketball arena D Cadd9 G D Like to get down with my boys in Afghanistan and Bahgdad City too D F Cadd9 G D I am a red, white, and blue blood graduate of Honkytonk U Repeat Intro strummming Verse 3 E D A A star can't burn forever and the brightest ones will someday loose their E B7 shine. But the glass won't ever be half empty in my optimistic mind A D A E I'll still have a song to sing and a band to turn it up and play it loud D A E As long as there's a bar room with a corner stage and a honkytonk crowd Chorus A D A E I've played every beer joint tavern from New York City out o Pasadena B7 Every corn dog fair and rodeo and sold out every basketball arena E D A E Like to get down with my boys in Afghanistan and Bahgdad City too E G D A E Son I'm a red, white, and blue blood graduate of Honkytonk U E G D E That's right a red, white and blue blood graduate of Honkytonk U Then finish strum out with E, D, A, E Have Fun with it!!