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Penitentiary chords

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Houndmouth - From the Hills Below the City
3. Penitentiary

Capo: 2
129 bpm
4/4

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You can very easily play this song as C, G, C, G the
whole way through, but it is more than that, if you 
listen to this song, you can hear the extra little
notes that add to the song. I wrote them out here, If
it's too difficult, just play G or C. I wrote it out
extremely specifically. The only reason I wrote it
like this was for anybody that wanted it, but you
can very easily read it just using the major chords.

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          E A D G B e
Cadd2:    X 3 0 0 1 0
D7sus2/C: X 3 0 2 1 0
C7:       X 3 2 3 1 0
Cmaj7/G:  3 3 2 0 0 0
G6:       3 2 0 0 3 0
G/B:      X 3 0 0 1 0
G/G:      X X 5 0 0 X
G/F#:     X X 4 0 0 X
G/E:      X X 2 0 0 X
G/D:      X X 0 0 0 X
G/B:      X 2 0 0 0 X
G/A:      X 0 0 0 0 X

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[Intro]

( Cadd2 C )

G G6 C Cadd2 C G G6 C Cadd2 C

G G6 C Cadd2 C G G6 C D7sus2/C


[Verse 1]

  G              C      Cadd2 C
I hid a batch in Frisco,
  G                C   Cadd2 C 
I couldn't score a job
G              C          Cadd2 C
 So I did the next best thing
      G              C    D7sus2/C Cadd2
and I learned how to rob
  G                    C     Cadd2 C
I took that train to Houston,
      G               C Cadd2 C
but I couldn't get away
         G
From the five and dive,
  C           Cadd2 C
'bout the time,
    G               C D7sus2/C Cadd2
the constable would say


[Chorus]

G          C D7sus2/C C
 Come on down,
       G         C   Cadd2 C C7 
to the penitentiary
G            C       D7sus2/C C
 Oh mama the law came
G                C
crashing down on me
         G  C          G   G6 C
Yoo-hoo-hoo,  yoo-hoo-hoo
         G  C          G G6  C D7sus2/C Cadd2
Yoo-hoo-hoo,  yoo-hoo-hoo


[Verse 2]

G                    C       Cadd2 C
 Playing stud in the evening',
    G              C   D7sus2/C C
and solitaire at night
G               C          Cadd2 C
 Leon's got the cigarettes,
    G                     C   G/B Am
and Capone has got the light
G                 C       Cadd2 C
 Now I'm shifting squares,      with
  G             C   D7sus2/C Cadd2 C
a man from Arkansas
G             C       Cadd2 C
 He took my rook oh lord,
       G                C   G/B Am
and my kings about to fall


[Chorus]

G          C D7sus2/C C
 Come on down,
       G         C   D7sus2/C Cadd2 C
to the penitentiary
G             C    D7sus2/C C
 Oh mama the law came
G                C
crashing down on me
         G  C          G   G6 C
Yoo-hoo-hoo,  yoo-hoo-hoo
         G  C          G G6  C D7sus2/C Cadd2
Yoo-hoo-hoo,  yoo-hoo-hoo


[Solo]

| G6 | C D7sus2/C Cadd2 Cmaj7 | G6 | C Cmaj7 |

| G6 | C Cmaj7 | G6 | C C (add#4) |

| G | Cmaj7/G | G | Cmaj7/G |

| G | Cmaj7/G | G | Cmaj7/G |

| G/G G/F# G/E G/D | G G/F# G/E G/D |

| G G/F# G/E G/D | G/E G/D G/B   G/B G/A G |


[Verse 3]

G                    C        Cadd2 C
 I'm calling' from a payphone,
  G                    C   D7sus2/C C
down around Lawrence bend
G             C       D7sus2/C Cadd2 C
 I got me a pardon son
      G         C      Cadd2
gonna do it all again


[Chorus]

G        C
 Come on down,
       G         C D7sus2/C Cadd2 C
to the penitentiary
G             C
 Oh mama the law came
G                C  C7
crashing down on me

G        C
 Come on down,
       G         C C7
to the penitentiary
G             C
 Oh mama the law came
G                C
crashing down on me

         G         C   D7sus2/C C
          Come on down,
(Yoo-hoo-hoo)

              G         C
       to the penitentiary
(yoo-hoo     -hoo)

C7        G             C
           Oh mama the law came
(Yoo-hoo-hoo)

         G                 C  C (add#4)
         crashing down on me
(yoo-hoo-hoo)

G

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Contact me: graden.t.hill@gmail.com

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GradenHill 456 Aug 15, 2015 09:43 PM

Please comment any suggestions if you gave it less than five stars, it would be greatly appreciated

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