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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDVNRJ227lU

Recorded in 1928  Maybelle Carter on guitar, Sara singing

tempo 220bpm

[Introduction]

tempo 220 bpm


   C      F                         C                           F
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B |---1-|---1-1---1-1|----1-1---1-1|--1-1-----1-|--1----1-1-1-|---1-1---1-1-1-|
G |---0-|---2-2---2-2|-3-----2-----|0-0-0-----0-|--0----0-0-0-|---2-2---2-2-2-|
D |---2-|-3-----3----|-------------|------0h2---|-------------|-3-----3-------|
A |-3---|------------|-------------|------------|-3--3-3------|---------------|
E |-----|------------|-------------|------------|-------------|---------------|


               C                           F
e |---1-1-----|---0-0-0-0-0-0-|---0-0--0-|---1-1---1---1-|---1-1---1-1-1-|
B |---1-1-----|---1-1-1-1-1-1-|---1-1--1-|---1-1---1---1-|---1-1---1-1-1-|
G |-3-----2---|-0-----0-0-0-0-|-0--------|---2-2---2-2-2-|-3-----2---2---|
D |---------3-|-------2-------|----------|-3-----3-------|---------------|
A |-----------|---------------|------3---|---------------|---------------|
E |-----------|---------------|--------------------------|---------------|


   C                                                  G7
e |---0-0-0---0-0-0-|---0-0----0-0-0-|-------0---0---|--------1-1-|
B |---1-1-1---1-1-1-|---1-1----1-1-1-|-------1---1---|--------0-0-|
G |-0---------0-0-0-|---0-0----0-0-0-|---- 0-0-0-----|--------0-0-|
D |---------2-------|----------------|-0h2---------2-|-0----0-----|
A |-----------------|-3------3-------|---------------|----2-------|
E |-----------------|----------------|---------------|------------|


   C 
e |--0-0--0-0-0-|--0-0--0-0-0-|
B |--1-1--1-1-1-|--1-1--1-1-1-|
G |--0-0--0-0-0-|--0-0--0-0-0-|
D |-------------|-------------|
A |-3----3------|-3----3------|
E |-------------|-------------|
                      John
[Verse 1]

   F                           C                           F
e |---1-1---1-1|----1-1----1-1|--0-0-----0-|--0-0---0-0-0-|---1-1---1-1-1|
B |---1-1---1-1|----1-1----1-1|--1-1-----1-|--1-1---1-1-1-|---1-1---1-1-1|
G |---2-2---2-2|-3------2-----|0-0-0-----0-|--0-0---0-0-0-|---2-2---2-2-2|
D |-3-----3----|--------------|------0h2---|--------------|-3-----3------|
A |------------|--------------|------------|-3----3-------|--------------|
E |------------|--------------|------------|--------------|--------------|
   Hardy he     was     a      desperate    man     he     carried  two
                                    little    
 
   F          C                          F                            
e |--1-1-----|---0-0-0-0-0-0-|---0-0--0-|---1-1---1---1-|---1-1---1-1-1-|
B |--1-1-----|---1-1-1-1-1-1-|---1-1--1-|---1-1---1---1-|---1-1---1-1-1-|
G |-3----2---|-0-----0-0-0-0-|-0--------|---2-2---2-2-2-|-3-----2---2---|
D |--------3-|-------2-------|----------|-3-----3-------|---------------|
A |----------|---------------|------3---|---------------|---------------|
E |----------|---------------|--------------------------|---------------|
   guns every day                     He  shot   a       man    on  the


    C                                                 G7
e |---0-0-0---0-0-0-|---0-0----0-0-0-|-------0---0---|--------1-1-|
B |---1-1-1---1-1-1-|---1-1----1-1-1-|-------1---1---|--------0-0-|
G |-0---------0-0-0-|---0-0----0-0-0-|---- 0-0-0-----|--------0-0-|
D |---------2-------|----------------|-0h2---------2-|-0----0-----|
A |-----------------|-3------3-------|---------------|----2-------|
E |-----------------|----------------|---------------|------------|
   West Virginia     line and you    oughta seen John  Hardy gettin

   C                          G7                  C                     
e |--0-0---0-0-|-----0---0---|---1--1-----1---1-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-|
B |--1-1---1-1-|-----1---1---|---0--0-----0---0-|---1-1--1-1-1-1-|--1-1---1-1-1-|
G |--0-0---0-0-|-----0-0-0---|---0--0-----0---0-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-|
D |------------|-0h2-------2-|-0------0h2---0---|----------------|--------------|
A |-3----3-----|-------------|----2-------------|-3--------------|-3----3-------|
E |------------|-------------|------------------|----------------|--------------|
   away                                                               John                   



[Verse 1]
     F           C
John Hardy was a desperate little man,
   F                      C
He carried two guns every day.
   F                 C
He shot a man on the West Virginia line,
               C         G7             C     G7  C    
And you oughta seen John Hardy getting away.

 
[Verse 2]
     F                    C
John Hardy, he got to the East Stone Bridge,
   F                        C
He thought that he would be free.
    F                    C
And up stepped a man and took him by the arm,
         C             G7        C     G7  C    
Saying, “Johnny, walk along with me !” 

[Verse 3] 
   F                          C
He sent for his poppy and his mommy, too,
   F               C
to come and go his bail.
    F                C
But money won't go a murdering case,
         C           G7            C     G7  C    
and they locked John Hardy back in jail.

[Verse 4] 
     F               C
John Hardy, he had a pretty little girl,
     F                       C
that dress that she wore was blue,
   F                             C
as she came skipping through the old jail hall,
         C                G7      C     G7  C    
saying, “Poppy, I've been true to you!”

[Verse 5] 
     F               C
John Hardy, he had another little girl,
     F                       C
that dress that she wore was red.
    F                          C
She followed John Hardy to his hanging ground,
        C              G7        C     G7  C    
saying “Poppy, I would rather be dead !”

[Verse 6] 
     F                          C
I've been to the East, and I've been to the West ,
     F                     C
I've been this wide world around,
     F                          C
I've been to the river and I've been baptized,
            C     G7      C      G7  C    
and now I'm on my hanging ground.

[Verse 7] 
     F                       C
John Hardy walked out on his scaffold high,
         F                         C
with his loving little wife by his side.
        F                        C
And the last word she heard poor Johnno say,
      C                G7           C     G7  C    
“I'll meet you in that sweet by-and-by. “


[Outro]

   C     F                                 C                                F
e |---0-|---1-1---1-1-1-|---1-1-1---1-1-1-|--0-0-0----0-0-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-|---1-1---1-1-1|
B |---1-|---1-1---1-1-1-|---1-1-1---1-1-1-|--1-1-1----1-1-1-|--1-1---1-1-1-|---1-1---1-1-1|
G |---0-|---2-2---2-2-2-|-3-------2-------|0-0-0-0----0-0-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-|---2-2---2-2-2|
D |---2-|-3-----3-------|-----------------|--------0h2------|--------------|-3-----3------|
A |-3---|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3----3-------|--------------|
E |-----|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|--------------|


              C                          F 
e |--1-1-----|---0-0-0-0-0-0-|---0-0--0-|---1-1---1---1-|---1-1-1-----|
B |--1-1-----|---1-1-1-1-1-1-|---1-1--1-|---1-1---1---1-|---1-1-1-----|
G |-3----2---|-0-----0-0-0-0-|-0--------|---2-2---2-2-2-|-3-------2---|
D |--------3-|---------------|----------|-3-----3-------|-----------3-|
A |----------|---------------|------3---|---------------|-------------|
E |----------|---------------|--------------------------|-------------|


   C                                                  G7              C
e |---0-0-----0-0-0-|---0-0----0-0-0-|-----0-0---0---|---------1-1-1-|--3-3---|
B |---1-1-----1-1-1-|---1-1----1-1-1-|-----1-1---1---|---------0-0-0-|--1-1---|
G |-0---------0-0-0-|---0-0----0-0-0-|---- 0-0-0-----|---------0-0-0-|--0-0---|
D |-------0h2-------|----------------|-0h2---------2-|-0-----0-------|--------|
A |-----------------|-3------3-------|---------------|----2----------|-3----3-|
E |-----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------|

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|  h    hammer on

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Lebesque 266 May 30, 2017 11:02 PM

Fantastic job on this!

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