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Shades Of Gray chords

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Shades of Grey
By: Robert Earl Keen

Capo 5


Am                 C
We made Oklahoma a little after 3
G                                 Am
Randy, his brother Bob and my old GMC
Am
We had some moonshine whisky
C
and some of Bob's homegrown 
G
we were so messed up we didn't know 
                 Am
if we were drunk or stoned
Am                    C
Randy was a sad-sack, tall kinda frail
G                                     Am
Bob was a raving maniac, crazier than hell
Am                                     C
They'd been kicked out of high school, several years ago
    G                                  Am
for pushin over port-a-cans at the 4-H rodeo
Am
Since then they've done their little dance 
C
right outside the law
       G                          Am
popped twice in Oklahoma, once in Arkansas
Am
and I don't know what possessed me 
C
to want to tag along
        G
Cause I was raised a Christian
                      Am
and I knew right from wrong

CHORUS:
F                        C
Right or Wrong, black or white
G                          Am
Cross the line you're gonna pay
C         G            Am
In the dawn before the light
F             G         Am
Live and die by shades of gray

Am                
We stole two Charolais heifers
     C
from Randy's sweetheart's paw
G
sold them at the livestock sale
Am
outside of Wichita
Am              C
We got $900 and never did suspect
G             
the world of hurt we'd be in 
Am
once we cashed that check
Am
next day we heard the story
C
on the local radio
G
made our plans that very night 
Am
to go to Mexico
Am
I swear we would have made it
C
if it wasn't for that shine
G
I got sick about the time
Am
we crossed that Kansas line

CHORUS:
F                        C
Right or Wrong, black or white
G                          Am
Cross the line you're gonna pay
C         G            Am
In the dawn before the light
F             G         Am
Live and die by shades of gray

Am
I was laying' in the bar ditch
C
prayin' I would die
G
when a light come on above us
A
and a voice come from the sky
  Am
a half a dozen unmarked cars
C
came screeching to a halt
G
They grabbed bob, he started screamin'
Am
it was all my fault
Am
There were men and dogs
    C 
and helicopters buzzin' all around
G
they had the brothers on the pickup hood 
Am
and me down on the ground
Am
Bob flew all to pieces
C
But Randy he held tight 
G
when a black man in a suit and tie
Am
stepped out into the light
Am
he told his men to turn us loose
    C
and they put down their guns
G
he said these are just some sorry kids, 
Am
they ain't the ones


CHORUS:
F                        C
Right or Wrong, black or white
G                          Am
Cross the line you're gonna pay
C         G            Am
In the dawn before the light
F             G         Am
Live and die by shades of gray

Am
They left us by the roadside
C
down hearted and alone
G
Randy got behind the wheel
Am
said boys I'm going home
Am
We turned around to face our fate
C
hungover but alive 
G                              Am
on that mornin' in late April, Oklahoma, 1995

F                        C
Right or Wrong, black or white
G                          Am
Cross the line you're gonna pay
C         G            Am
In the dawn before the light
F             G         Am
Live and die by shades of gray
F             G         Am
Live and die by shades of gray



            
            
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