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Carl Perkins Cadillac Chords

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Drive-By Truckers
Song: Carl Perkins Cadillac
Album: The Dirty South

Every other tab I have ever found for this song has been in G.  They now play it 
in F because Jason Isbell doesn't play with them anymore so they usually have some 
pedal steel playing with them.

Intro:
F-(F)-Dm-C    for the (F), im not sure what you would call the chord but
F-(F)-Dm-C    Cooley just basically plays an open E string and doesnt 
              barre the top of the F chord but plays the rest of the F 
              chord, hence the walking down sound.  He just plays the 
              first F in the intro and then lifts his 1st finger up that 
              was barring the first fret. 
 
F                       (F)               Dm
Life ain't nothin' but a blendin' up all the ups and downs
                          Bb
Damn it, Elvis, don't you know?
                      C
You made your mama so proud.
F                       (F)                            Dm
Before you ever made that record, before there ever was a Sun
                          Bb                          C
Before you ever lost that Cadillac, the Carl Perkins one.

F-(F)-Dm-C  (2x)

F            (F)                             Dm                
Mr. Phillips found ol' Johnny Cash when he was high
                    Bb
high before he ever took those pills
                            C
and he's still too proud to die.

F                  (F)                    Dm
Mr. Phillips never said anything behind nobody's back

                             Bb
like damn it Elvis, don't he know?
                  C
He ain't no Johnny Cash


   Bb                    Bb/A               G                   F
Mr. Phillips was the only man that Jerry Lee still would call sir
                Dm                              C
I just wish Mr. Phillips did all of y'all, bout as good as you deserved

  Bb                         Bb/A
He did just what he said he's gonna do
        G             F       
and the money came in sacks.
       Dm         C
New contracts and Carl Perkins' Cadillac

 F                     (F)                       Dm
I got friends in Nashville, or at least the folks I know
                    Bb                          C
Nashville's where you go to see if what he said is so.
 F                              (F)                            Dm
Carl drove his brand new Cadillac from Nashville and he went downtown.
                       Bb                                    C
This time they promised him a Grammy, he turned his Cadillac around.

   Bb                         Bb/A                        G
'Cause Mr. Phillips never blew enough hot air to need a little gold plated  
    F                         Dm                               C
paperweight, he promised him a Cadillac, and put the wind in Carl's face. 
   Bb                          Bb/A               G             F
He did just what he said he's gonna do and the money came in sacks.
           Dm                       C
New contracts and Carl Perkins' Cadillac

Bridge-F-(F)-Dm-C  (2x) 

Lead Solo- F-(F)-Dm-Bb-C (2x)

     F                  (F)                            Dm
Damn it Elvis, I swear son, I think it's time you came around.
                      Bb                               C
Makin' money you can't spend ain't what bein' dead's about 
    F                              (F)                            Dm
You gave me all but one good reason not to do all of the things you did.
               Bb                                        C
Now Cadillacs are fiber glass, if you were me, you'd call it quits.

   Bb                     Bb/A              G                   F
Mr. Phillips was the only man that Jerry Lee still would call sir
            Dm                             C
I just wish Mr. Phillips did all of y'all, 'bout as as good as you deserved
   Bb                      Bb/A               G                 F
He did just what he said he's gonna do and the money came in sacks.
     Dm                 C
New contracts and Carl Perkins' Cadillac

Bridge F-(F)-Dm-C  (2x) End song on slow strum F chord


Tabbed by PANIC FAN.  MY FIRST TAB!
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