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Birmingham chords

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  • Corrected some chords. Added rhythm changes.
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Corrected some chords. Added rhythm changes. Was this info helpful? Yes No
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
(Thanks to user: b_munroe , fitzmunroe@gmail.com for starting this in Version 1.)
I changed some chords, and added the rhythm changes.

Standard Tuning. no capo.  sample chords:
G       320003
Em      022000
D       xx0323
C       x32010

In 4/4 time, except for a couple of 2-beat measures in each verse, noted as "2/4".

[Verse 1]
G               |              |  |  | 
Delta Mama and a Nickajack Man.          Raised their  
Em                       |                |    |   |
Cumberland daughter in a   Tennessee band
D                    |             |
Played Springwater at Station Inn.  Could-
C                   |2/4    | Em  | 
n't play fast, could-n't fit  in.      Caught a 

[Verse 2]
G           |          |   |   |
'66 Dodge in Caroline.
Em                      |            |  |            |
Got her education on her mama's dime          She was 
D                      |            |   
singing in a bar called Comatose
C                    |2/4     | Em      |  
Halfway rusted on the   sal-ty  coast       Rock of A-

C      | G           |   |
ges, cl-eave for me
C        | G     | Em      | G    |     
Let me hi- de mys-elf in Th-ee
           | C      |Em             |    
    Buried in  the  sand,    five hun-
   C      |G         |D      |G  |  |  |  
   dred mi-les from B-irmingh-am               Well,

[Verse 3]
G                     |
Rockamount Cowboy in a rock and roll band, plugged his
                  |2/4      |Em       |     |
amplifier in all a-cross the land.        Ath-
D                |                   |
ens, Georgia on a Friday night;      s-
C                                  | 2/4    |Em      |        |
aw that little girl, well she could  sing al-right.      Spent

[Verse 4]
G                    |                  |
five years going from town to town, wait-
G                         |2/4   |Em     |     |
ing on that little girl to come a-round.     Ca-
D                   |                  |
ught in the arms of New York City,   to
C                   |2/4       | Em    |   
lose that gal seemed  terri-ble  pity.        Rock of A-

C      | G           |   |
ges, cl-eave for me
C        | G       |Em       |G     |     
Let my he-art   for-get  of   Thee
          | C      |Em             |    
    Why do you  de-mand?        Cal-   
   C      |G         |D      |G  |  |  |  |
   ling me     from B-irmingh-am              

Pulled her covered wagon off the B.Q.E.
Em                                  |2/4   |G
Said this'll be the last you'll ever see of me
Well the cowboy laughed said I know it's not true
Em                                      |2/4      | G
Cause there's nothing I could do to get loose from  you

[Verse 5]
Made a little money playing in the bars
G                             |2/4    |Em
With two beat up drums and two old gui-tars
From the Crescent City to the Great Salt Lake
C                           |2/4     | Em
It ain't what you got, it's  what you  make

G   Em   D   C    Em

[Verse 6]
When the road got rough and the wheels all broke
Couldn't take more then we could tow
Making something out of nothing with a scratcher and our hope
C                           |2/4        | Em    | 
With two old guitars like a shovel and a  rope.   Rock of A-

C      | G           |   |
ges, cl-eave for me
C        | G     | Em      | G    |     
Let me hi- de mys-elf in Th-ee
          | C |Em             |    
    Now I und-der-stand         On-   
   C      | G          |D       |G  |  |  |  |

   bet-ter terms since B-irmingh-am              

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hj.s 10 Sep 03, 2017 02:17 PM

Nice one! Love this song!

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slackerslasher 555 Sep 19, 2017 05:24 PM

here are some alternate chords that seems to add in the melody and work with fingerpicking...

Em/B Em7 |
Rock of A-

C9 | G | |
ges, cl-eave for me
C9 | G | Em | Em/B |
Let me hi- de mys-elf in Th-ee
| Am2 Am2/G Em | C/G |
Bur-ied in the s-and, five hun-
|G |D D/F# | G | | |
dred mi-les from Bir - ming - ham

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slackerslasher 555 Sep 19, 2017 05:28 PM

I wanna know what kind of web programmer makes a site for guitar charts and disables fixed-width fonts. (Back in my day we only had one font and we liked it! -Cranky old man)

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