THE PUSHER Words and music by Hoyt Axton This is a relatively simple song. Listen to the track to get the right rhythm. I find it easiest when learning a new song to find and follow a pattern that I'm comfortable with. When I've got the hang of singing and playing, I can add the nuances. I play it in bar chords to keep the pattern and allow me to think of the other stuff I need to do. So, here is The Pusher played in a standard "blues box." Let someone with more skill offer up the chops and lead work. [Intro] is G.C.Dm.C...(x6) Vocals come in at the end of the progression, emphasis on (G) "smoked..." Turn-around follows the same cadence with a new progression... C.F.Gm.F. [Verse 1] ...C G C Dm You know I've smoked a lot of grass ...C G C Dm C O' Lord, I've popped a lot of pills G C Dm C But I never touched nothin' ... G C Dm C That my spirit could feel C F You know, I've seen a lot of people walkin' 'round Gm F C F.Gm.F... With tombstones in their eyes G C Dm But the pusher don't care ...C G C Dm C Ah, if you live or if you die [Chorus] G.C.Dm.C... G.C.Dm.C... God damn, The Pusher (same chords) God damn, I say The Pusher ... G C Dm C G(downstroke) C(d-s) Dm (d-s) I said God damn, God damn The Pusher man I submitted this previously(by accident), before it was complete. I've asked for it to be removed. If that doesn't happen, sorry for the duplicate.