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Lucky Ball And Chain chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
I based this on the album version, but I got the bridge from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4Ygjt0_hKs
In that video, it looks like where I have "B7" he is playing something different. However, I don't think it's
D6, as you'll find in other tabs of this song. D6 just doesn't quite sound right when compared to
either their live performances or the studio recording. I think B7 sounds better, but feel free to experiment
and leave a comment with what you think sounds best :)


Verse 1:
  G            Em      
I lost my lucky ball & chain
    C                    D      
And now she's four years gone
     G                 Em      
Just five feet tall and sick of me
    C      D        G      
And all my rattling on
    G              Em      
She threw away her baby-doll
  C             D       
I held on to my pride
    G               Em     
But I was young and foolish then
       C       D       G       
I feel old and foolish now.


B7 [Give it a listen to get the strum down.] 


Chorus:
     C                              G       
Confidentially, she never called me baby-doll
     C                           G       
Confidentially, I never had much pride
    C                            G       
But now I rock a bar stool and I drink for two
     D              C               D     
Just pondering this time bomb in my mind.


Verse 2:
  G             Em      
I lost my lucky ball & chain
    C                    D      
And now she's four years gone
     G                  Em      
Just five feet tall and sick of me
    C      D        G      
And all my rattling on                   
    G                  Em            
She walked away from a happy man.
  C                D             
I thought I was so cool.
G                  Em           
I just stood there whistling
       C                   D                 G       Em        
"There goes the bride" as she walked out the door
       C                 D                 G (strum 3 times and pause for a 1-beat rest.)
There goes the bride as she walked out the door
    

Bridge:
[h = hammer on, but in live performances, he often just plucks them individually. The D7 moving up 3 frets is
how they play it live; it's a little different on the album recording.]

             (D7)     
e|-------------|-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-8-8-8-8-11-11-11-11-|-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-8-8-8-8-11------|
B|-------------|-1-1-1-1-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-10-10-10-10-|-1-1-1-1-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-10------|
G|-------------|-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-8-8-8-8-11-11-11-11-|-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-8-8-8-8-11------|
D|---------0h2-|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-----0h2-----|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|--3----------|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|


Verse 3:
G                Em
I could shake my tiny fist
    C              D
And swear I wasn't wrong,
    G                   Em
But what's the sense in arguing
C           D   G
When you're all alone?
G                 Em
Sure as you can't steer a train
C                     D
You can't change your fate
G                Em
When she told me off that day
C          D       G
I knew I'd lost my home.


B7


Chorus:
     C                              G       
Confidentially, she never called me baby-doll
     C                           G       
Confidentially, I never had much pride
    C                            G       
But now I rock a bar stool and I drink for two
     D              C               D     
Just pondering this time bomb in my mind.


Repeat 2nd verse:
   G            Em      
I lost my lucky ball & chain
     C                   D      
And now she's four years gone
      G                 Em      
Just five feet tall and sick of me
     C              G      
And all my rattling on                   
     G                 Em            
She walked away from a happy man.
   C               D             
I thought I was so cool.
G                   Em           
I just stood there whistling
       C                   D                 G         Em        
"There goes the bride" as she walked out the door
       C                 D                   G         Em            
There goes the bride as she walked out the door
      C                  D                   G         
There goes the bride as she walked out the door.


[The song fades out on the album; in the live performances they usually end on G. I like to end by strumming
G three times, like in the video I linked at the top.]

            
            
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