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Back Down South Chords

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Author
Kings of Leon
Back Down South


Standard tuning
Chords
G 320033
D XX0232
C X32033


[Intro]
The song starts with guitar 2 picking the notes out of G D C barre chords. Then guitar 1 
in playing G D C chords as shown above, This is something like .


    G                    D              C            G
E--------------------------------------------------------------|
B---12—12----------12---/7—7-------7---/5-5------5---3-3-----3-|
G---12-----12-----------/7----7--------/5---5--------4---4-----|
D--------------12---------------7-------------5------------5---|
A---10------------------/5-------------/3------------5---------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|

First verse is played damnpening the chords and playing mainly the base notes.


[Verses]
G
Come on down and dance,
G
If you get the chance,
C                           G
We’re gonna spit on the rival.
G
All I wanna know,
G
Is how far you wanna go,
C                   G
Fighting for survival.

G D C G

G
Underneath the stars,
                       D
Where we parked the cars,
C                             G
Ain’t showing signs of stopping.
G
Pretty little girls,
                   D
Naked to their curls,
C                       G
Ready to lay in the coffin.
G
If you wanna go,
            D
I’m gonna go,
C                  G
I gotta fire burning.
G
Come on take my hand,
                   D
Hope you see your man,
C                       G     G      D
Baby’s gonna be a big one.
C                       G
Baby’s gonna be a big one.

G D C G

G
If you see the lights,
G                    G
and we hear the fights,
C                     G
It’s gonna be a stunner.
G
I’ve got something here,
G
If you give me one more beer,
C                   G
I’m gonna call a runner.

G
I don’t want to say,
                 D
What I have to say,
C                       G
If I’m a’ kicking off now.
G
If you wanna go,
           D
I’m gonna go,
C                            G   D  C
I’m going back down south now.


I’m going back down south now.
I’m going back down south now.

If you wanna go,

I’m going back down south now.
Go on take my hand,
I’m going back down south now.
Wait ’til you see the light,
And we hear those fights,
I’m going back down south now.
I don’t want to know,
How far you wanna go,
I’m going back down south now.

I’m going back down south now.
I’m going back down south now.
I’m going back down south now.
Oh, yeah.
I’m going back down south now.
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grantburgh 290 wrote on November 11 2010, 10:33 am

love this song, and good tab, I worked this out myself and was gonna submit it, guess im too late!

oh and the lead part playing the notes up at fret 12 etc, is using a slide

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kasiakol 34 wrote on November 23 2010, 12:18 pm

Does someone have an idee for the strumming patern?

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geosoc1 186 wrote on January 4 2011, 03:26 am

^ Play along with the song and you'll get the rhythm, pretty sure I play it something like D DU UDU where the first Down strum is just the root.

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