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This song is from the musical called 55mm. Found it not too long ago so I decided to make this just to see the lyrics and chords in the same place. The chords are based off of the actual sheet music so it all should be correct, some timing might be off though. If you havea specific fingering for a chord that you think would work best feel free to comment. This is my first tab so I'm open to all critism. Bb* aka Bb5(add#4):x10330 Bm* aka Bm7(5b) :x20201 A/E :002220 E8 :022xxx [Intro] Dm Dm Gm Dm x2 [Verse] Bb* Luanne's fat lip is drying, The bastard's bacon frying, Bb7 Fm/C Dsus The shiner on her eye's gone bust and bleeding. D Bb* He shouts, "Girl, set the table!" But he knows she ain't able. Gm Her arm's done broke, Am Hung limp like yolk, Bb A And softly she's repeating… [Chorus] Dm Leave, Luanne. Dm Why don't you march out that door? Gm Dm Southern woman, he ain't no good to you. Dm Leave, Luanne Dm Louisiana wants war, Am Gm But it's you dying on her ruby plains. Dm And yet, loyal Luanne remains. Dm Dm Gm Dm Bb* Ever since he got him laid off, his sanity's just made off. Bb7 Fm/C Dsus No, he was never nice, but now he's cruel. D Bb* He rapes her, and he beats her, she don't 'fess how he treats her, Gm 'cause a Bible verse Am says it won't get worse, Bb A and she won't be a fool. Dm/A A7 You won't never Dm leave, Luanne, Dm 'cause if you walk out that door Gm7 Dm his truck will be gunning for you. Dm No, you won't leave, Luanne, Dm or he'll give you ‘What for?' Am Gm7 You got heart where you should have had brains. Am Dm And so, loyal Luanne remains. E/D Dm Caug Someone's howling, Dm Caug F Fm screams like sighing with battered breath E/D Ddim C grating, growling, Ddim C never dying Bb Bbm in a fate A Dm worse than death. Dm Dm Gm Dm Bb* But months of such conditions turn laymen to logicians Bb7 Fm/C Dsus and tonight the bastard's sleeping like a log. D Bb* So she plucks the kitchen cleaver, creeps up toward his roped-up lab retriever, N.C. and she cuts the rope, and hope on hope, Gm7 she starts to shout, Am "Your dog's got out!" Gm7 She's got her chance. Am With no back glance Bb5 A she runs out to the bog, Asus Bsus7 B7 Em Am7 Em screaming, screaming: "Leave, Luanne!" Em Leave, Luanne. Em You've got a life left to live Am7 Em in a house hanging off the Golden Coast! Em Leave, Luanne. Em You won't forget nor forgive, Bm7 Am and she don't feel the stings, the rips, and scrapes Bm E8 as finally Luanne escapes. A/E x4 A7/E Swim, Luanne! Swim, Luanne! A And in the swamp of leeches, oh, as the preacher preaches, F#m as a light E in the night A push through the marsh and brushes as the blood inside you rushes F#m left and right, E all your might D Until you reach the bank A/C# and you crawl onto the bank, Bsus7 F#7/C# 'til you feel a little yank on your hair Bb/F and, stricken, stare at the bastard D who beat you there. D D G D Bb* The bastard lies in bed now, half-sad his wife is dead now. Bb7 Fm/C Dsus She drowned herself in a swamp in wild despair. D Bb* He thinks he used to love her, but push it came to shove her, Gm a wife disposed, Am a life case closed, Bb5 A and no one seems to care, Dm to grieve Luanne. Dm Dm Gm Dm Bb* Now no one's on his shoulder, but his mattress don't feel colder, Bb7 Fm/C Dsus and in fact, it's hellish hot, and the air is dank and steaming. D Bb* Yet his body starts to shiver when the window cracks a sliver G and a fiery fog A from the miry bog G5 pours in the room A5 in a sticky gloom Gm and there the man Am sees dead Luanne. Gm He's terrified, Am but he keeps his pride, Bb5 A 'cause he knows that he ain't dreaming. Asus A7 And he starts screaming, Dm/A Leave, Luanne. Bm* Hell sent you back here for more, Gm Dm Cm B 'cause ain't no one ever loved you. Bbm Dm/A But said Luanne, Bm* "I've come to settle a score," Am Gm and she shows him her feet are bound in chains. Am Dm And loyal Luanne remains Dm and remains Dm and remains Dm and remains! E/D Fm6 E Someone's howling, Fm6 screams like sighing E F with battered breath. E/D Ddim C Grating, growling, Ddim C never dying Bb A7 in a fate worse than Dm death. Luanne, she cries her miserable wail Gm Dm so the bastards will never sleep again! No, no reprieve, Luanne, she brings their souls down to hell, Am Gm a caution to the cruelest of men Dm/A God loves Luanne! Praised be! Dm Dm Dm Dm Amen!