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Carl Perkins Cadillac Chords

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Carl Perkin’s Cadillac - Drive-by Truckers

Tuned down one whole step using a G progression. That’s how the band plays it live.

Yes, the key is in F but the chord shapes are based on G. Basically walking down 
from G to Em in the verse, then C to Am in the bridge. Please note chord shapes tabbed here:

Chords:Gmaj(320033) Gsus2(200033) Em7(022033) Cadd9(X32033) Gmaj 2((X20033) A7sus4(X02033)


INTRO: Gmaj  Gsus2  Em7  D Dsus4 D (2X)
 
Gmaj                     Gsus2               Em7
Life ain't nothin' but a blendin' up all the ups and downs
                          Cadd9                        D    Dsus4 D
Damn it, Elvis, don't you know? You made your mama so proud
Gmaj                            Gsus2                       Em7
Before you ever made that record... before there ever was a Sun
                          Cadd9                        D  Dsus4 D
Before you ever lost that Cadillac... the Carl Perkins one


Instrumental: Gmaj  Gsus2  Em7  D Dsus4 D (2X)


Gmaj               Gsus2                       Em7
Mr. Phillips found ol' Johnny Cash when he was high...
                    Cadd9                                           D   Dsus4 D
high before he ever took those pills... and he's still too proud to die
Gmaj               Gsus2                  Em7
Mr. Phillips never said anything behind nobody's back...
                               Cadd9                        D
like, “Damn it Elvis, don't he know?... He ain't no Johnny Cash”


BRIDGE 1

       Cadd9                 Gmaj 2(X20033) A7sus4                Gmaj    
If Mr. Phillips was the only man that Jerry Lee still would call “Sir”
       Gsus2    Em7                              D
I just wish Mr. Phillips did of y'all, ‘bout as good as you deserved
   Cadd9                      Gmaj 2           A7sus4        Gmaj    
He did just what he said he's gonna do and the money came in sacks
Gsus2   Em7         D             Gmaj
New contracts with Carl Perkins' Cadillac


Instrumental: Gmaj  Gsus2  Em7  D Dsus4 D (2X)


Gmaj              Gsus2                                   Em7
I got friends in Nashville... or at least they’re folks I know
                      Cadd9                           D  Dsus4 D
Nashville's where you go... to see if what is said is so
Gmaj                         Gsus2                             Em7
Carl drove his brand new Cadillac to Nashville and he went downtown
                              Cadd9                           D
This town that promised him a Grammy, he turned his Cadillac around


BRIDGE 2

           Cadd9                 Gmaj 2                 A7sus4                  Gmaj    
'Cause Mr. Phillips never blew enough hot air to need a little gold plated paperweight
    Gsus2         Em7                     D
He promised him a cad-illac, they put the wind in Carl's face 
   Cadd9                      Gmaj 2           A7sus4        Gmaj    
He did just what he said he's gonna do and the money came in sacks
Gsus2   Em7         D             Gmaj
New contracts with Carl Perkins' Cadillac


BREAK  Gmaj Gsus2 Em7 D Dsus4 D (2X)
Guitar solo over chords: Gmaj Gsus2 Em7 Cadd9 D (2X)


Gmaj                   Gsus2                             Em7
Damn it Elvis, I swear son, I think it's time you came around
                       Cadd9                          D
Makin' money you can't spend ain't what bein' dead's about 
Gmaj                               Gsus2                            Em7
You gave me all but one good reason not to do all of the things you did
                  Cadd9                                    D
Now Cadillacs are fiberglass, if you were me you'd call it quits


BRIDGE 1

       Cadd9                 Gmaj 2         A7sus4                Gmaj    
If Mr. Phillips was the only man that Jerry Lee still would call “Sir”
       Gsus2    Em7                              D
I just wish Mr. Phillips did of y'all, ‘bout as good as you deserved
   Cadd9                      Gmaj 2           A7sus4        Gmaj    
He did just what he said he's gonna do and the money came in sacks
Gsus2   Em7         D             Gmaj
New contracts with Carl Perkins' Cadillac

Gsus2  Em7  D             Gmaj     Gsus2  Em7  D Dsus4 D
            Carl Perkin’s Cadillac

OUTRO: Gmaj  Gsus2  Em7  D Dsus4 D (2X) END ON Gmaj


Enjoy.
- A Stranger Here
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