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The Ball Chords

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"The Ball"
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Capo
intermediate
6th fret
Capo 6
No intro
  C G
If I    hadn't dropped the ball, I would have   took it all the way
  C G
We were   driving toward the goal line, they were  screaming in the stands
  Am7 F G
I had the   chance to be a hero, but it   slipped right through my  hands
  Dm C G F
There would have   been a big pep rally, they would have   hung my   jersey on the   
[G}
  F C
If I   hadn't dropped the   ball
  C G
Well,   me and Sandy Miller were s'posed to   meet after the game
  Am7 F G
I   waited by the bleachers,   but she never   came
  C G
I found a   note on my windshield under neath the wiper blade
  Am7 F G
With  "goodbye" bleeding through it in the   cold October  rain
  Dm C G F G
We probably   would've gotten married, and those   recruiters in from   'Bama would have 
called
  F C
If I   hadn't dropped the   ball
  F
Life   would have been so different
  Am7
If in that   instant, things had gone the way I [C} planned
  F
But the   fact is that they didn't
  Am7
And the   hand I wound up given
  Dm G
Is   something that I'll never under stand

(Small pause, no guitar)
  C G
I   ran away that summer, took a   job out on the coast
  Am7 F G
And that's   where I met your mama, and the   rest, I guess you   know
  C G
If I   had the chance to go back and   score that last touchdown
  Am7 F G
Well,   son, I wouldn't do it 'cause you   wouldn't be here   now
  Dm C G F G
And I   wouldn't be your hero, I wouldn't   be around to   catch you when you   fall
  F C
If I   hadn't dropped the   ball
  F
Life   would have been so different
  Am7
If in that   instant, things had gone the way I [C} planned
  F
But the   fact is that they didn't
  Am7
And the   hand I wound up given
  Dm G
Is the   one that God intended me to   have
  F Am7
No, I   wouldn't be the   man I am at [F} all
  G C
If I   hadn't dropped the   ball
Outro
C (single strum)
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