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Missouri Borderland Chords

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This version is Mandolin Orange's Cover for this song. Refer to Mandolin Orange's recording for exact phrasing . Was this info helpful? Yes No
MISSOURI BORDERLAND – Joe Newberry  (Mandolin Orange Version)


[Verse 1]

C                                     Am  F             C  
I am far away from home, with neither fa  -  mily nor friends
         F                C               G           C
I never meant to stay so long, in the Missouri borderland
C                                        Am  F                      C  
Three years ago I held a job and saw the wo  -  rld from my pony, Suede
        F               C                 G                    C
Riding drag on a dusty mile, I knew I’d worked when I drew my pay
C                                                     Am F                 C  
The times got hard, Christ, times got mean and I fell in   with desperate men
         F                   C                 G            C
And one night the worst of them laid out what was an awful plan


[Verse 2]

C                                          Am  F          C  
I did not like such wicked talk of murder and    bold robbery 
              F           C                 G                  C
I told those men I would walk and they all aimed their guns at me
C                                                    Am  F            C  
Their prisoner I helped - them rob a bank, and much gold    we did obtain
             F                 C                   G                     C
They shot a boy just for the sport.  I stood and watched his young life wane
C                                                    Am F                    C  
Such dreadful sounds, I never heard.  His mother’s  wai   - ling filled the room 
              F                       C               G                C
She looked at me and screamed these words “the Devil take you to your doom”


[Verse 3]

C                                                    Am F               C  
I turned and faced that murderous crew.  I shot ‘em dead, I killed all four
         F            C                G                C
And the only thing I rued, I had not thought of that before
C                                               Am  F                C  
The posse found - me outside of town, as I was knee - ling there to pray
                F               C           G               C
From a gallows high I’m to lay down in the dark Missouri grave
C                                                   Am  F               C  
Please hide the rope stains around my neck, when my mo  - ther sees me dead
              F               C                G                C
Please don’t let my brothers take the fateful path I chose to tread
C                                          Am F             C  
Cause I am far away from home with neither fa - mily nor friends
         F                C              G           C
I never meant to stay so long in the Missouri borderland
               F         C             G           C
And now I’ll spend eternity in the Missouri borderland
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