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Robert Mitchum - Ballad Of Thunder Road chords

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Ballad Of Thunder Road:Robert Mitchum.
#62 on BB Hot 100 on U/A Records in
1958.

INTRO: Cm


#1.
Cm
Let me tell the story, I can tell it all.
G7                             C
About the mountain boy who ran illegal 

alcohol.
    Cm
His daddy made the whiskey, son, he drove 

the load.
G7
When his engine roared, they called the 
F               C
highway Thunder Road.

#2.
Cm
Sometimes into Ashville, sometimes Memphis town.
    G7                            C
The revenuers chased him but they couldn’t run 

him down.
C
Each time they thought they had him, his engine 

would explode.
G7                                 F
He'd go by like they were standin’ still on 
        C
Thunder Road.

CHORUS:
              F                C
And there was thunder, thunder over Thunder Road.
G7                                C
Thunder was his engine, and white lightning was 

his load.
          Fm                       C
There was moonshine, moonshine, to quench the 

Devil’s thirst.
    G7                                     C
The law they swore they'd get him, but the Devil 

got him first.

#3.
Cm
On the first of April, nineteen fifty-four..
  G7                                C
a Federal man sent word he’d better make his run 

no more.
C
He said, two hundred agents were coverin’ the state.
     G7                                 F
Whichever road he tried to take, they’d get him sure 
   C
as fate.

#4.
Cm
Son, his Daddy told him, make this run your last.
    G7                                        C
The tank is filled with hundred-proof, you’re all tuned 

up and gassed.
C
Now, don’t take any chances, if you can’t get through.
    G7                              F                 C
I’d rather have you back again than all that mountain dew.

CHORUS:
              F                C
And there was thunder, thunder over Thunder Road.
G7                                C
Thunder was his engine, and white lightning was 

his load.
          Fm                       C
There was moonshine, moonshine, to quench the 

Devil’s thirst.
    G7                                     C
The law they swore they'd get him, but the Devil 

got him first.

#5.
Cm                                            G7
Roarin’ out of Harlan, revvin’ up his mil..he shot the 
                       C
gap at Cumberland, and screamed by Maynardville.
C
With T-men on his taillights, roadblocks up ahead..
    G7                                C
the mountain boy took roads that even Angels feared to tred.

#6.
Cm
Blazing right through Knoxville, out on Kingston Pike,
     G7                             C
then right outside of Bearden, they made the fatal strike.
C
He left the road at ninety, that’s all there is to say.
    G7                              F                 C
The devil got the moonshine and the mountain boy that day.

CHORUS:
              F                C
And there was thunder, thunder over Thunder Road.
G7                                C
Thunder was his engine, and white lightning was 

his load.
          Fm                       C
There was moonshine, moonshine, to quench the 

Devil’s thirst.
    G7                                C
The law they never got him, cause the Devil got him first.

OUTRO:
    G7                                C
The law they never got him, cause the Devil got him first.
 Cm
(Thunder, Thunder, Thunder Road.)



A fifties smash from Kraziekhat.



            
            
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CorsairJock 23 Jun 13, 2017 12:08 PM

I'm inclined to believe this version, which starts with minor chords. All other versions I have seen start with major

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