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Cottonseed Chords

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Capo 3 – Drop D Tuning


You can hear a walk down on the last line as well and it is like this
While staying in the G chord shape:

E-------|
B-------|
G-------|
D-------|
A-------|
D-5-4-3-|


  A                                  G               D
I came to tell my story to all these young and eager minds
   G                                                      A
To look in their unspoiled faces and their curious bright eyes
A                                G                 D
Stories of corruption, crime and killing, yes it's true
G                                                        A
Greed and fixed elections, guns and drugs and whores and booze

It's been a while since I put on a suit of my own clothes
And even longer since I cast my shadow on a church house door
They say every sin is deadly but I believe they may be wrong
I'm guilty of all seven and I don't feel too bad at all


Bridge:
  D
I used to have a wad of hundred dollar bills in the back pocket of my suit
         G                                           A
I had a .45 underneath my coat and another one in my boot
  D
I drove a big ole Cadillac, bought a new one anytime I pleased
      G                                                    A
And I put more lawmen in the ground than Alabama put cottonseed


I spent a few years on vacation, sanctioned by the state I mentioned
But a man like me don't do no time too hard to come back from
The meanest of the mean, I see you lock away and toss the key
But they're all just loud mouth punks to me, I've scraped meaner off my shoe

Bridge 2:
Somewhere, I ain't saying, there's a hole that holds a judge
The last one that I dug myself and I must admit I was
Sad to lay him in it, but I did the best I could
Once his Honor grows a conscience, well folks, that there just ain't no good

Bridge 3:
                 G                                           A
There's a pretty girl out there said "Daddy, you stay cool tonight
G                                                     A
All I need from you is to come home and be here by my side
    G                                                 A
Say what you gotta say to shut their Bibles and their mouths
        G            G/G#                  
             A
If they was to tie a noose, they'd have to lay their Bibles down"

I ain't here to save no souls and even if I could
I could never save enough to put back half the ones I took
So if they rest in torment you can't say it's cause of me
They'd long been bought and paid for like that fool's in Tennessee

Bridge 3
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allout828 10 wrote on March 2 2013, 10:03 pm

Try tuning down 1 whole step an taking ur top E strong down to C and playing
(Thanks to Alec Riedl for sending this one).

Tune down full step and drop E string to C Intro: Dm C Dm hammer the high e (actually d) string for accents throughout

Dm F C I came to tell my story to all these young and eager minds C Dm To look in their unspoiled faces and their curious bright eyes Stories of corruption, crime and killing, yes it's true Greed and fixed elections, guns and drugs and *****s and booze

It's been a while since I put on a suit of my own clothes And even longer since I cast my shadow on a church house door They say every sin is deadly but I believe they may be wrong I'm guilty of all seven and I don't feel too bad at all

G I used to have a wad of hundred dollar bills in the back pocket of my suit C Dm I had a .45 underneath my coat and another one in my boot I drove a big ole Cadillac, bought a new one anytime I pleased And I put more lawmen in the ground than Alabama put cottonseed

I spent a few years on vacation, sanctioned by the state I mentioned But a man like me don't do no time too hard to come back from The meanest of the mean, I see you lock away and toss the key But they're all just loud mouth punks to me, I've scraped meaner off my shoe

Somewhere, I ain't saying, there's a hole that holds a judge The last one that I dug myself And I must admit I was sad to lay him in it, but I did the best I could Once his Honor grows a conscience, well folks, that there just ain't no good

Dm F G There's a pretty girl out there said "Daddy, you stay cool tonight C B/C A Dm All I need from you is to come home and be here by my side Dm F G Say what you gotta say to shut their Bibles and their mouths C B/C A Dm If they was to tie a noose, they'd have to lay their Bibles down"

I ain't here to save no souls and even if I could I could never save enough to put back half the ones I took So if they rest in torment you can't say it's cause of me They'd long been bought and paid for like that fool's in Tennessee

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steelbuddha 10 wrote on October 22 2015, 06:18 pm

The chords aren't even close. The actual song is in a minor key, which is kind of significant. For what it's worth, the lyrics are mostly accurate. Seems to me that if you can't hear the difference between major and minor, you're not doing anybody any favors posting tabs.

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