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Ball And Chain chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
nobody could really get this song right so i decided to tab it myself

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Ball and Chain

Standard tuning


A x0222x
E 022100
D 2xx23x (i dont actually know the name of this chord but it is a form of D. if you dont
want to make it easier just play xxx23x
A2 xxx22x

the strumming is in that order


A E D A2

verses are the same

A                             E                  D                   A2
 well its been 10 years and a thousand tears and look at the mess im in

A                    E                  D               A2
a broken nose and a broken nose and an empty bottle of gin

A                E          D                  A2 
well i sit and i pray in my broken down chevorlet

A                     E           D                  A2
well im singing to myself, theres got to be a better way

Chorus(same as verse):

A               E           D                A2
take away take away, take away this ball and chain 

A                     E           D                 A2
well im lonley and im tired and i cant take anymore pain

A                E      D           A2  
take away take away but do return again

A                E           D                             A                 
take away take away, take awayyyy take away this ball and chain

Note: music pauses once you hit the D chord and the starts up again at the A chord

then repeat the the intro A E D A2

well i hope this gives you guys the jist of how the whole song goes, its the same the
whole way. enjoy kids!

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wshnationals 350 Jul 13, 2007 06:29 AM

seems like a great tab. sounds good!

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Dalek Rockstar 246 Jan 08, 2009 03:10 PM

Great tab!

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Arkwin 10 Jan 18, 2009 07:46 PM

Capo of fret 4 to match album version.

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