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Ballad Of Jesse James Chords

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Ballad Of Jeese James (A.K.A. 'Don't You Wanna Be An Outlaw')
Bruce Springsteen
This version was recorded in March of 1972 at a rehearsal. At this time, Bruce was in the Bruce Springsteen 
Band, not the E Street Band. This is a fantastic song that has a very catchy chorus.


[Intro]

A


[Verse 1]

A
Well don't you wanna climb a mountain
      E
Yeah don't you wanna ride the river
F#m
Drink from a magic fountain
           D 
Give your woman all the love that you can give her


[Refrain]

       A             E        D
Well don't you wanna be an outlaw
A                E         D
Don't you wanna ride the range
A               E       D
Don't you wanna be an outlaw, children
D  E        D                 A                D       A
Just like Jesse, like Jesse James, just like Jesse boy


[Verse 2]

          A
Well now don't you wanna swim the ocean
       E
Yeah don't you wanna climb the highest tree
F#m
Drink some of Mama's love potion
           D
Touch a woman 'til she just can't see


[Refrain]

      A              E        D  
Well don't you wanna be an outlaw
       A          E             D
Just a poor boy caught on the skids
A               E         D 
Don't you wanna be an outlaw, children
D  E        D                A
Just like Billy, just like Billy the Kid     

D        A


[Solo]

D   E   F#m   D   A   E   D   A   E   D   A  
E   D   A     E   D   D   E   D   A   D   A


[Bridge]

           F#m           D
Well now Jeese he was a bad boy
   F#m            A
He won the Wild West
           F#m                       E
Had many notches on his gun, by the year of 21
     A        D            A      D
But someone laid him to an early rest


[Refrain]

     A                E       D 
Well don't you wanna climb a mountain
      A               E         D
Yeah don't you wanna ride the river
F#m
Drink from a magic fountain
          D
Give your woman all the love that you can give her


[Chorus]

A               E       D
Don't you wanna be an outlaw
A               E         D
Don't you wanna ride the range
A                E       D
Don't you wanna be an outlaw, children
D  E             D   A                D     A
Just, just like Jesse, just like Jeese James


[Outro]

A                       D
Don't You Wanna Be An Outlaw
A                       D
Don't You Wanna Be An Outlaw
A                        D
Don't You Wanna Be An Outlaw
D                            A
Whoa whoa whoa whoa, whoa whoa whoa whoa
A            D               A                D
Just like Jesse, just like Jesse, just like Jesse
N.C.
Bring it on man, bring it on man, bring on
N.C.
Whoa whoa whoa whoa
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