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Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Ballad of Curtis Loew

Tabbed by: Josua Romano alias Ronnie Van Zant (joro@gmx.ch)


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Well,I used to wake the mornin',  before the rooster crowed, 

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   Searchin' for soda bottles to get myself some dough.

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   Brought 'em down to the corner,    down to the country store, cash 

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  'em in and give my money to a man name Cutis Loew.


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     Old Curt was a black man with white curly hair. 
    



  
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      When he had a fifth of wine he did not have a care.


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     He used to own an old dobro, used to play it across his knee.


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             I'd give old Curt my money, he'd play all day for me.



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   Play me a song Curtis Loew, Curtis Loew.          I got your drinking

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  money, tune up your dobro.           Poeple said he was useless, then 


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poeple all where fools.        'Cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker 


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  to ever play the blues.



  






 play up to chorus!! 
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He looked to be sixty, and maybe I was ten 
Mama used to whip me but I'd go see him again 
I'd clap my hands, stomp my feets, try to stay in time 
He'd play me a song or two 
Then take another drink of wine.  

 
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   Play me a song Curtis Loew, Curtis Loew.          I got your drinking

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money, tune up your dobro.                     Poeple said he was useless, then 


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poeple all where fools.        'Cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker 



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  to ever play the blues.   





GUITAR SOLO!!!
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              Yes Sir!!!!!!!
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G||------------------------9-13----13-11-12-12-11-9----9-9-11-13--------
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On the day old Curtis died, nobody came to pray 
Ol' preacher said some words, and they chunked him in the clay 
But he lived a lifetime playin' the black man's blues 
And on the day he lost his life, that's all he had to lose

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   Play me a song Curtis Loew, hey Curtis Loew

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I wish that you was here so everyone would know

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  Poeple said he was useless, then poeple all where fools.

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'Cause Curtis your the finest picker to ever play the blues.






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So... i think that the most is correct now...
take it easy!
Ronnie Van Zant

            
            
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elix997 195 Jun 30, 2004 08:00 PM

wow..

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Beatle909_1 10 Feb 03, 2006 05:38 AM

You're like one step off dude... It's supposed to start w/ a BEND on the 12, not 13.

Nice work though.

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benttwig33 51 Jan 11, 2007 02:57 PM

wow instead of EADGBE ts EADGHE...lol H isnt even a note..

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