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Silicosis Blues ukulele

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From the 2006 album Gob Iron: Death Songs for the Living
http://www.gobiron.net

Capo 2

3/4 time
Pull off/hammer on the high E string on alternate bars between D and Dsus2 for the D 
in the verses, like this: D// Dsus2//

Do the same on the G string on alternate bars between A and A7 on the A chords in the 
like this: A// A7//

Intro: same as verse chords.  Listen to the CD for the timing.

C F C Am F C F F C

[D]Silicosis, silicosis you made a mess of [A]me
You robbed me of my youth and health
All you [D]brought to me was grief
Silicosis, silicosis a [Bm]robber and a [G]thief
You robbed me of my [D]right to live
All you [G]brought to [A]me was [D]grief

[D]I was there digging that tunnel for dollars a [A]day
I was there digging that [D]tunnel for dollars a day
Didn't know that I was [Bm]digging my own [G]grave
All the time [D]silicosis [G]bleeding my [A]life [D]away

Verse chords over harmonica solo

[D]Tupelo Mississippi you made a mess of [A]me
I gambled my life savings trying to [D]find a better way
Now I've traveled all over this country
No ins[Bm]urance to make me [G]well
This sweet land of [D]liberty
No [G]escape from this [A]dying [D]hell

Verse 4:
[D]Oh mama, oh mama come cool my fevered [A]head
Oh mama, oh mama come [D]cool my fevered head
Oh mama, oh mama come [Bm}cool my fevered [G]head
I'm gonna meet my [D]Jesus, God [G]knows I'll [A]soon be [D]dead

Verse chords over harmonica solo

End on F, F, C
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