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Tabbed from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SoRMrtX02w to the best of my ability

The only formed chord to speak of is and E while the rest are just single finger placements on the lowest D 
string. The picking pattern is basically thumb, finger, thumb, finger, etc…, whichever fingers feel right.


[INTRO:]
         
D |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----2-----2----2/4-----4-----4-----------------------0-|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|


D |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |----0-----2-----2/4----4-----4-----------------------5-----5-----4-----4-----2-----0-|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-0-----0-----0------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|


D |----------------------------------0--------------------------------------------------|
A |----------------0-----------0--------------------------------------------------------|
F#|----1-----1-----------1-----------------1--------------------------------------------|
D |-------2-----------2-----------2--------------0---2/4-----4-----2-----2------0-------|
A |-2-----------2-----------2-----------2------------------------------------------0h2p-|
D |-------------------------------------------0----0------0-----0-----0------0----------|


D |----------------------------0-----------------------------------0-------------|
A |----------0-----------0-----------------------0-----------0-------------------|
F#|----0-----------0-----------------0-----0-----------0-----------------0-----0-|
D |-0-----------0-----0-----0-----------0-----------0-----0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-------0-----------------------0-----------0-----------------------------0----|





[VERSE 1:]

  Once I knew a girl in the hard hard times                                            She
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|


   made me  a shirt out of fives and dimes                                       Now she’s
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|


  gone but when I wear it she crosses my mind                                   And if the 
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----1-----1-----------1-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------2-----------2----|-------2-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|-0-----------2----------|-2----------------------|
D |-5-----------4----------|-2----------|------------------------|-------------------0----|


   best is for the best then the best is unkind
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|


[VERSE 2:]

   I realized that Illinois was more than I could stand                           They say
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|


   working’s best ‘cause poverty is hell on a man                                    Now I
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|

 
   ride a lazy river through the Mississippi fan                                And if the 
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----1-----1-----------1-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------2-----------2----|-------2-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|-0-----------2----------|-2----------------------|
D |-5-----------4----------|-2----------|------------------------|-------------------0----|


  best is for the best then the best can be damned
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|






[Break 1:]

D |--0--------------------------------0--------0---------------------------------------|
A |--0--------------0-----------0--------------0--------------0-----------0-----------0|
F#|--1--------1-----------1-----------------1--3--------3-----------3-----------3------|
D |--2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----4-----------4-----------4-----------4---|
A |--2-----2-----------2-----------2-----------4-----4-----------4-----------4---------|
D |--0-----------------------------------------0---------------------------------------|


                                                               I
D |--------------0--------------------------------0-------------|
A |-----------0--0--------------0-----------0-------------------|
F#|-----3--------1--------1-----------1-----------------1-----0-|
D |--------4-----2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----0----|
A |--4-----------2-----2-----------2-----------2----------------|
D |--------------0----------------------------------------------|


[VERSE 3:]

   spent a few years on the Queen of Spain                                      She was a 
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|


  leaky little boat that went up in flames                                        When the
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|

  
  boiler blew some people started naming names                                  But if the
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----1-----1-----------1-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------2-----------2----|-------2-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|-0-----------2----------|-2----------------------|
D |-5-----------4----------|-2----------|------------------------|-------------------0----|


   best is for the best I guess the best is to blame
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|


[VERSE 4:]

   I spent a few more as the Cairo Crown                                           I was a
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|


   heavyweight wrestler in the Midwest towns                                     But I was
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|


   



   lonesome for a girl who could pin me down                                   They say the
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----1-----1-----------1-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------2-----------2----|-------2-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|-0-----------2----------|-2----------------------|
D |-5-----------4----------|-2----------|------------------------|-------------------0----|


   best is for the best but that's not what I've found
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|


[Break 2:]

D |--0--------------------------------0--------0---------------------------------------|
A |--0--------------0-----------0--------------0--------------0-----------0-----------0|
F#|--1--------1-----------1-----------------1--3--------3-----------3-----------3------|
D |--2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----4-----------4-----------4-----------4---|
A |--2-----2-----------2-----------2-----------4-----4-----------4-----------4---------|
D |--------------------------------------------0---------------------------------------|


D |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-----------0-------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----3-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |--------4--------0-----2-----2-----2/4----4-----------------------------------0|
A |--4----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |--------------0-----0-----0-----0------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|


D |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-----2-----2/4----4-----4-----------------------5-----5-----4-----4-----2-----0|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |--0-----0------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|


D |--0--------------------------------0----------------------------------------------|
A |--0--------------0-----------0----------------------------------------------------|
F#|--1--------1-----------1-----------------1----------------------------------------|
D |--2-----------2-----------2-----------2--------2/4-----4-----2-----2-----0--------|
A |--2-----2-----------2-----------2-------------------------------------------0h2p0-|
D |--------------------------------------------0-------0-----0-----0-----0-----------|
                        
                                                                                         Now I
D |----------------------------0-----------------------------------0-------------|
A |----------0-----------0-----------------------0-----------0-------------------|
F#|----0-----------0-----------------0-----0-----------0-----------------0-----0-|
D |-0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----0----------|
A |------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------------0----|

[VERSE 5:]

   listen to my sweetheart and I listen to my thirst                                     I
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|


   don't spend time listening to other people's words       
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|


   Sometimes they're right most times the reverse                            They say the
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----1-----1-----------1-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------2-----------2----|-------2-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|-0-----------2----------|-2----------------------|
D |-5-----------4----------|-2----------|------------------------|-------------------0----|


   best is for the best when the best’s for the worse
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|


[VERSE 6:]

  Once I knew a girl in the hard hard times                                            She
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|

   
   made me a shirt out of fives and dimes                                        Now she's
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|


   gone but when I wear it she crosses my mind                                  And if the
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----1-----1-----------1-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------2-----------2----|-------2-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|-0-----------2----------|-2----------------------|
D |-5-----------4----------|-2----------|------------------------|-------------------0----|


   best is for the best then the best is unkind
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|





[Ending:]

   Once I knew a girl in the hard hard times 
D |------------------------|------------|------------------------|----------0-------------|
A |------------------------|------------|----------------0-------|----0-------------------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-|----0-----0-----------0-|----------------0-----0-|
D |-------0-----------0----|-------0----|-------0-----------0----|-0-----0-----0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-0-----------0----------|-------------------0----|


        [Slowing down..........]            
  Once I knew a girl in the hard        hard         times 
D |------------------------|------------|-------------0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|-------------0----------|
F#|----0-----0-----0-----0-|------------|-------------0----------|
D |-------0-----------0----|------------|-------------0----------|
A |------------------------|------------|-------------0----------|
D |-0-----------0----------|-5----------|-------------0----------|


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| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| /   Slide up

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