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The Ballad Of Thunder Road chords

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Now let me tell the story I can tell it all
 
 G7                                        C
About the mountain boy who ran illegal alcohol

 
His daddy made the whiskey son he drove the load

G7                                                     C
When his engine roared they called the highway thunder road 

 
 
Sometimes into Ashville sometimes Memphis town

    G7                                             C
The revenuers chased him but they couldn't run him down

 
Each time they thought they had him his engine would explode

G7                                                  C
He'd go by like they were standing still on thunder road

                                 
    F                         C
And there was thunder thunder over thunder road

G7                                                 C
Thunder was his engine and white lightning was his load

          F                      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

 
 
On the first of April nineteen fifty-four

  G7                                                C
A federal man sent word he'd better make his run no more

 
He said two hundred agents were covering the state

     G7                                                C
Whichever road he tried to take they'd get him sure as fate

 
 
Son his daddy told him make this run your last

     G7                                                        C
Your tank is filled with hundred-proof you're all tuned up and gassed

 
Now don't take any chances if you can't get through

    G7                                                C
I'd rather have you back again than all that mountain dew

 
    F                         C
And there was thunder thunder over thunder road

G7                                                 C
Thunder was his engine and white lightning was his load

          F                      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


 
Roaring out of Harlan revving up his mill

   G7                             C
He shot the gap at Cumberland and screamed by Maynardville

 
With g-men on his taillights roadblocks up ahead

    G7                                                C
The mountain boy took roads that even angels feared to tread

 
 
Blazing right through Knoxville out on Kingston pike

     G7                                           C
Then right outside of Bearden they made the fatal strike

 
He left the road at ninety that's all there is to say

    G7                                                C
The devil got the moonshine and the mountain boy that day

 
    F                         C
And there was thunder thunder over thunder road

G7                                                 C
Thunder was his engine and white lightning was his load

          F                      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

            
            
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tirion_thegreek 10 Apr 01, 2016 06:13 PM, edited at 10:26 pm

i like it in E. try putting A7 E on the lines missing chords. it seems to flow better

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tirion_thegreek 10 Apr 01, 2016 06:25 PM

try this:

E A7
let me tell the story, I can tell it all
B7 E
about the mountain boy who ran illegal alcohol
A7 E
his daddy made the whiskey Son he drove the load
B7 E
When his engine roared they called the highway thunder road.

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