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Take Em Away Chords

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7th fret
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Capo on 7th fret. 

You can figure out the picking its not that hard, but it sounds just fine strumming the chords.


[Chorus]

G             C                   G               D
Take em away  Take em away Lord,  Take away these chains from me.
G                           C                 G                     D
My heart is broken cause my spirits not free,  Lord take away these chains 
G
from me.


[Verse]

G                          C                   G
Some bird feathers are too bright to be caged, I know i'm not that
          D
colorful, but a bird just the same.
G                            C                 G
Open up your gate now let me put down my load, so i can feel at ease and
   D          G
go back to my home.


[Chorus]

G             C                   G               D
Take em away  Take em away Lord,  Take away these chains from me.
G                           C                 G                     D
My heart is broken cause my spirits not free,  Lord take away these chains 
G
from me.


[Verse]

G                             C              G
Sun beatin' down my legs cant seem to stand, theres a boss man at a turnrow
       D
with a rifle in his hand.
G                       C                     G
I've got nine children, nothin' in the pan. My wife she died hungry while i 
D           G
was plowin' land.


[Chorus]

G             C                   G               D
Take em away  Take em away Lord,  Take away these chains from me.
G                           C                 G                     D
My heart is broken cause my spirits not free,  Lord take away these chains 
G
from me.


[Verse]

G                           C                        G
Cant see when i go to work, cant see when i get off. How do you expect a man
D
not to get lost.
G                              C                G                         
Every year i just keep getting deeper in debt, if theres a happy day Lord
  D               G
I havent seen one yet.


[Chorus]

G             C                   G               D
Take em away  Take em away Lord,  Take away these chains from me.
G                           C                 G                     D
My heart is broken cause my spirits not free,  Lord take away these chains 
G
from me.


[Verse]

G                       C                              G
Land that i love is the land that i'm workin', but its hard to love it all
                   D
the time when your back is a hurtin'.
G                      C                    G                        D
Gettin' too old now to push this here plow, let me lay down so i can look at
    G
the clouds.


[Chorus]

G             C                   G               D
Take em away  Take em away Lord,  Take away these chains from me.
G                           C                 G                     D
My heart is broken cause my spirits not free,  Lord take away these chains 
G
from me.


[Verse]

G                                C                   G
The land that i know is where to rivers collide, the Brazos, the Navaso and
    D        G
the big blue sky.
G                             C
Flood plains, freight trains, watermelon vines 
   G                                       D                 G
Of any place on God’s green earth, this is where I choose to die 


[Chorus]

G             C                   G               D
Take em away  Take em away Lord,  Take away these chains from me.
G                           C                 G                     D
My heart is broken cause my spirits not free,  Lord take away these chains 
G
from me.
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dmckenzie 457 wrote on December 24 2009, 03:07 pm

The other version is a bit better

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antooonn 44 wrote on October 17 2013, 10:22 am

I think it sounds great, absolutely worth 5 stars.

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m_mccleery 10 wrote on January 16 2014, 01:58 am

The other version was missing an entire chord. It was good but this is five star compared to it.

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