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Down In The Boondocks Chords

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Down In The Boondocks:Billy Joe Royal.
#1 in Canada and #9 in the USA in 1965.

INTRO: A ///

CHORUS:
A                      D
Down in the boondocks..down in the boondocks.
E                        D                             A
People put me down cause that's the side of town I was born in.
A                             D
I love her, she loves me, but I don't fit in her society..
E                      D                    A
Lord have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks.

#1.
A                                       D               A
Every night I watch the lights from the house up on the hill.
A                         D                 C#             F#m
I love a little girl that lives up there, I guess I always will.
    D                  E                D                E
But I don't dare knock on her door..her daddy is my boss man.
   D                 E              D                   E
So I'll just have to be content, to see her when ever I can.

CHORUS:
A                      D
Down in the boondocks..down in the boondocks.
E                        D                             A
People put me down cause that's the side of town I was born in.
A                             D
I love her, she loves me, but I don't fit in her society..
E                      D                    A
Lord have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks.

(INTERLUDE:)
A#
Down in the boondocks..down in the boondocks.

#2.
A#                              D#                 A#
One fine day I'll find a way to move from this old shack.
A#                   D#                D                      Gm
I'll hold my head up like a king and I never, never will look back.
  D#                    F                  D#              F
Until that morning I'll work and slave and I'll save every dime..
    D#                     F              D#              F
but tonight she'll have to steal away..to see me one more time.

CHORUS:
A#                     D#
Down in the boondocks..down in the boondocks.
F                        D#                            A#
People put me down cause that's the side of town I was born in.
A#                            D#
I love her, she loves me, but I don't fit in her society..
F                      D#                   A#
Lord have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks.

OUTRO:
F                      D#                   A#
Lord have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks.
F                      D#                   A#
Lord have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks.


A sixties smash from Kraziekhat.
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Pencom [tm] 29,652 May 18, 2012 08:09 AM

Typically excellent tab from KK. Billy Joe Royal did a great version of this Joe South tune...and it's probably the one most people remember.
Thanks again..
Pencom

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hdpeng 2,693 Oct 07, 2015 05:17 PM

Billy Joe Royal: 4/3/1942-10/6/2015 - R.I.P.
Great job K.K.

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Kraziekhat 64,745 Oct 07, 2015 11:10 PM

Bless you both. Much appreciated Pencom & hdpeng. KK.

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