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Cocaine Blues Tab

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Cocaine Blues Live At Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash

(The notes for the Joaquin Phoenix on the
Walk The Line Soundtrack version are almost identical)


Capo on 1st fret.


[Intro]

 (Electric):
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|---------5m--5m--5m--5m--5m--5m--5m--5m-|
A|---0-2-3-------3-------3-------3--------|
E|-3---------3-------3-------3-------3----|

 This is what the electric does curing the singing:
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|---5m--5m--5m--5m--5m--5m--5m--5m--5m--5m--5m--|
A|-3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-----|
E|-----3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|---5m--5m--5m--5m--5m--5m--5m--5m--5m--5m---------|
A|-----5-------5-------5-------5-------5------0-2-3-|
E|-3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3--------|


Chords:

C
Early one mornin' while makin' the rounds
C                              G
I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my woman down
G
I went right home and I went to bed
  C
I stuck that lovin' 44 beneath my head

C
Got up next mornin' and I grabbed that gun
C                           G
Took a shot of cocaine and away I run
G
Made a good run but I ran too slow
     C
They overtook me down in Juarez Mexico

C
Late in the hot joints takin' the pills
C                          G
In walked the sheriff from Jericho Hill 
G                
He said Willy Lee your name is not Jack Brown
C
You're the dirty heck that shot your woman down

C 
Said yes, oh yes my name is Willy Lee 
C
If you've got the warrant just a-read it to me
G
 Shot her down because she made me sore
  C
I thought I was her daddy but she had five more

C
When I was arrested I was dressed in black
C                               G
They put me on a train and they took me back 
G
Had no friend for to go my bail
     C
They slapped my dried up carcass in that county jail

C
Early next mornin' bout a half past nine
C                          G
I spied the sheriff coming down the line
G 
Ah, and he coughed as he cleared his throat
             C
He said come on you dirty heck into that district court

C
Into the courtroom my trial began
C                      G
Where I was handled by twelve honest men
G 
Just before the jury started out 
  C
I saw the little judge commence to look about

C
In about five minutes in walked the man
C                      G
Holding the verdict in his right hand
G
The verdict read murder in the first degree 
  C
I hollered Lordy Lordy, have a mercy on me

C
The judge he smiled as he picked up his pen
C               G
99 years in the Folsom pen 
G
99 years underneath that ground
  C
I can't forget the day I shot that bad bitch down


[Outro]

 Electric during the singing:
e|------------------------------------------------0-|
B|------------------------------------------------1-|
G|------------------------------------------------0-|
D|--------0-2-3---3--2-1-0---0--------------------2-|
A|-3---3--------3----------0---0----5---5--3---3--3-|
E|---3----------------------------3---3------3------|


[Outro Chords]

C                           F                          
Come on you've gotta listen on to me
D                        G                C
Lay off that whiskey and let that cocaine be.



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| p  pulloff
| h  hammeron
| \  slide down
| /  slide up
| m  palm mute

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BadKarma86 10 wrote on September 5 2006, 03:29 am

Oooh, Slash, what an interesting piece that must be to hear. Nice tab, Matt!

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jesman76 72 wrote on December 8 2006, 04:05 pm

lyrics are wrong in a couple spots...but good tab

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