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T For Texas chords

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Jimmie's guitar is tuned up 1 half-step in recordings, which can be replicated with a capo on the first fret. However, I recommend putting the capo wherever suits your singing voice, and no capo is fine. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Artist: Jimmie Rodgers
Song: Blue Yodel No.1 (T For Texas)
Tabbed by Monotone

For this song use an alternating bass between
the 5th and 6th strings while strumming the verses,
Apart from the D chord, where you should alternate
the 5th and 4th.

[Intro]                                         
            C    C      D            G  G
e|----------0-----0-0----2-----------3--3--|
B|----------1-----1-1----3-----------0--0--|
G|----------0-----0-0----2-----------0--0--|
D|----------2---2------0---0---------0--0--|
A|----0-2-3-------------------1-2----2--2--|
E|--------------------------------3--3--3--|

[Verse 1]
G
T for Texas,
G 
T for Tennesee

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

C                        
T for Texas, 
C             G
T for Tennessee
G     D
T for Thelma,
D                             G 
That gal made a wreck out of me.
G               D           G
 Yo-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee

[Verse 2]
G
If you don't want me mama
G
You sure don't have to stall

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

(Lawd Lawd)
C
If you don't want me mama
C                          G
You sure don't have to stall
G                      D                           
'Cause I can get more women
D                           G
Than a passenger train can haul.
G               D           G
 Yo-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee

            C    C      D            G  G
e|----------0-----0-0----2-----------3--3--|
B|----------1-----1-1----3-----------0--0--|
G|----------0-----0-0----2-----------0--0--|
D|----------2---2------0---0---------0--0--|
A|----0-2-3-------------------1-2----2--2--|
E|-3------------------------------3--3--3--|

[Verse 3]
G              
I'm gonna buy me a pistol
G                        
Just as long as I'm tall,

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

C  
I'm gonna buy me a pistol
C                      G
Just as long as I'm tall
G                    D  
I'm gonna shoot poor Thelma
D                         G
Just to see her jump and fall.
G               D           G
 Yo-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee

[Verse 4]
G           
I'm going where the water
G
Drinks like cherry wine

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

C
I'm going where the water
C                      G
Drinks like cherry wine
G        D
'Cos the Georgia water
D                G
Tastes like turpentine
G               D           G
 Yo-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee

            C    C      D            G  G
e|----------0-----0-0----2-----------3--3--|
B|----------1-----1-1----3-----------0--0--|
G|----------0-----0-0----2-----------0--0--|
D|----------2---2------0---0---------0--0--|
A|----0-2-3-------------------1-2----2--2--|
E|-3------------------------------3--3--3--|

[Verse 5]
G            
I'm gonna buy me a shotgun
G                         
With a great long shiny barrel

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

C           
I'm gonna buy me a shotgun
C                             G
With a great long shiny barrel
G                    D
I'm gonna shoot that rounder
D              G
That stole my gal.
G               D           G
 Yo-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee

[Verse 6]
G
Rather drink muddy water
G
Sleep in a hollow log

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

C
Rather drink muddy water
C                         G
And sleep in a hollow log
G                 D
Than to be in Atlanta
D                    G
Treated like a dirty dog.
G               D           G
 Yo-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee


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| G* = G chord shape played on the 3rd fret

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