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For An Old Kentucky Anarchist Chords

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I think there is another version under the name Erik Petersen but this one is way more complete with all the solos and chords. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Artist: The Orphans
Song: For an old kentucky anarchist

[Intro]
C  C9/G  C  C7/E  G  
C   G    Am  G    F  
G   C    G   C    G    
Am  G    F   G    C

(Like this:)
(0:00)                (0:06)                             (0:10)                                (0:15)
   C   C9/G    C       C7/E    G           C     G        Am     G         F     G         C     G
e|-0-----0-----0---------0-----3-----------0-----3---------0-----3---------0-----3---------0-----3---|
B|-1-----1-----1---------1-----0-----------1-----0---------1-----0---------1-----0---------1-----0---|
G|-0-----0-----0---------0-----0-----------0-----0---------2-----0---------2-----0---------0-----0---|
D|-2-----0-----2---------2-----0-----------2-----0--0h2p0--2-----0---------3-----0------0--2-----0---|
A|-3-----2-----3---------2-----2----0-2-3--3-----2---------0-----2--0h2p0--3-----2--0h2----3-----2---|
E|-0-----3-----0---------0-----3--3--------0-----3---------------3---------------3---------0-----3---|

                       (0:19)                           (0:23)
          C     G        Am     G         F     G         C
e|--------0-----3---------0-----3---------0-----3---------0-----------|
B|--------1-----0---------1-----0---------1-----0---------1-----------|
G|--------0-----0------0--2-----0---------2-----0---------0-----------|
D|-----0--2-----0--0h2----2-----0------0--3-----0------0--2-----------|
A|-0h2----3-----2---------0-----2--0h2----3-----2--0h2----3-----0-2---|
E|--------0-----3---------------3---------------3---------0---3-------|

[Verse 1]
C                     F                 Am
High upon a forgotten mountaintop lay a garden
                G
Unattended and dry
         C                     C7/E           Am
'Twas a yard that hadn't felt childrens' feet running
         G           F              G                 C
For the mother long ago taught her children how to fly
C                      F
Within a simple cabin, untouched by industrial hands
        Am                  G
Sat the aged mother in her home
           C                   C7/E                 Am          G
"You can't escape the picture frames - there's too many," she said,
       F            G           C
"They keep me from bein' all alone"

[Interlude]
          C   C7/E        Am    G         F     G         C
e|--------0-----0----------0----3---------0-----3---------0--------|
B|--------1-----1----------1----0---------1-----0---------1--------|
G|--------0-----0----------2----0---------2-----0---------0--------|
D|--------2-----2--0h2p0---2----0------0--3-----0------0--2--------|
A|---0-2--3-----2----------0----2--0h2----3-----2--0h2----3----0-2-|
E|-3------0-----0---------------3---------------3---------0--3-----|

[Verse 2]
C                          F
Well she spoke, "He was an honest man
          Am                      G
He worked hard to put food on our plates
      C                  F              
Well we had more babies than we had arms
             Am                     G            C
We struggled all our lives, but the rewards were great
    C                F
And when my son came home from the war,
    Am                    G
He rested his head on my breast
           C                     C7/E       Am
And said,"'Ma, I'm tired of being used and grinded down
  G        F                     G                 C
I feel so low, can you make me feel like I'm the best?'"
        C                       F
Well my best friend truly wed a savage man
   Am                   G
He wore her like a bad tattoo
        C                   F  
For his only love was for a bottle"
                   Am              G             C
She said, "There's only one thing left for me to do"
       C                    F                        Am
"To be wild once again, to take back my life and run away,
                   G
Set flames to his truck
    C         C7/E            Am             G             F
He won't ever know what he's been missing; I did every day:
      G                 C      C7/E   Am   G   F
Joy, freedom, dance and love,
G         C       C7/E   Am   G   F  C
dance and love"

[Interlude]
           C  
e|---------0--------|
B|---------1--------|
G|---------0--------|
D|------0--2--------|
A|0-0h2----3----0-2-|
E|---------0--3-----|

[Verse 3]
 C                              F 
These are the stories that this mother spoke to me
     Am                          G
As I brought her garden back to grow
      C                          F              
I was rewarded with a warm meal, tales never to be heard
               Am          G              C
Some call it poverty, but they'll never know
           C                                 F
She said, "All I got is my stories and this old guitar,
    Am                           G
My crops have all come and gone away
        C          C7/E        Am              G
I got a head full of recipies enticing to the taste
      F          G                    C
And a liking to wake up and greet the day
           C                      F
"Got a bad back from raising my children,
     Am                    G
From huggin' my husband so tight
         C          C7/E           Am       
Hell, I never cared much for any government;
G              F       G             C
I got my Jesus when I feel the time right"
G (barre)                  C (barre)
Singin' I'm the richest I'll ever be
G (barre)                  C (barre)
I embrace the world I have all around me
   G             F       Am
So sing a dying song and slap your knee
  F              G       C  C7/E  Am     
G      F    G    C       C7/E   Am   G   F
yeah            anarchy

[Outro]
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------5-7-5-7/9-9-7-9-7-5-----5-7-5-7/9-7-5--|
D|---------------0-----------0---/2-2-2-0---0---5h7---------------------5h7----------------|
A|---0-2-2/3-2/3---3-2/3-2/3---3----------3------------------------------------------------|
E|-3---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------8----|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------7/8-8----|
G|-/5-5-7-5--/5-5-7-5--7/9-9-7-5-7b-7--5h7-7/9-9-9-7-9-7-7-5-----5h7p5-7/9-7-5----------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------7--------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


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| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| /  Slide up
| b  Bend

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