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Ball And Chain chords

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[Intro] (2x)
C#  G#  F#  C#         
[Solo] (4x) 
C#  G#  F#  C#

[Verse 1]
     C#                                  G#
Well it's been ten years and a thousand tears
   F#                                     C#
 And look at the mess I'm in-
   C#                                  G#
A broken nose and a broken heart,
   F#                                     C#
An empty bottle of gin
C#                                  G#
Well I sit and I pray
   F#                                     C#
 In my broken down Chevrolet-
C#                                  G#
While I'm singin' to myself
F#                                     C#
 There's got to be another way

[Instrumental]
(3x) C#  G#  F#  C#

[Chorus]
Take a way, take away,
 Take away this ball and chain
I'm lonely and I'm tired
 And I can't take any more pain
Take away, take away
 Never to return again
                         (let F# ring)
Take away, take away
 (music pauses)
 Take away this ball and chain

[Instrumental]
(2x) C#  G#  F#  C#
(4x) C#  G#  F#  C#

[Verse 2]
Well I've searched and I've searched
 To find the perfect life-
A brand new car and a brand new suit
 I even got me a little wife-
But wherever I have gone
 I was sure to find myself there-
You can run all your life
 But not go anywhere

[Instrumental]
(3x)C#  G#  F#  C#

[Chorus]
Take a way, take away,
 Take away this ball and chain
I'm sick and I'm tired
 And I can't take any more pain
Take away, take away
 Never to return again
                     (let F# ring)
Take away, take away
 (music pauses)
 Take away this ball and chain

[Instrumental]
(2x) C#  G#  F#  C#

[Solo] 
(4x) 
C#  G#  F#  C#
(4x) 
C#  G#  F#  C#

[Verse 3]
Well I'll pass the bar on the way
 To my dingy hotel room-
I spent all my money
 Been drinkin' since half past noon-
I'll wake there in the mornin'
 Or maybe in the county jail-
Times are hard getting harder
 I'm born to lose and destined to fail-

[Instrumental]
(3x)C#  G#  F#  C#

[Chorus]
Take a way, take away,
 Take away this ball and chain
I'm lonely and I'm tired
 And I can't take any more pain
Take away, take away
 Never to return again
                    (let F# ring)
Take away, take away
 (music pauses)
 Take away this ball and chain

[Outro]
(4x)
C#  G#  F#  C#

            
            
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denabob 231 Nov 07, 2009 04:10 AM

Social D usually tunes down 1/2 step, so the D-A-G-D pattern does work and is easier to play (at least with open chords) if you tune down. Awesome job though! Mike Ness rocks!!!!

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Guy LaSieve 10 Mar 13, 2012 10:24 PM

Dont think Mike can play Barre chords

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chrisleb 51 Aug 25, 2012 09:07 PM

or you can play with a capo on the 1st fret and play the chords - C G F & C. Obviously....a distortion pedal is the key to gettin gthe "right" sound

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