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Beer For My Horses Chords

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Toby Keith (w/ Willie Nelson) -- Beer For My Horses
album: "Unleashed"
tabbed by: Rob Ross 

capo 3rd fret
intro (background chords)
 G, D, C -- then go to a G which starts into the first verse.
       G               C         G
well a man come on teh 6 o'clock news
                              D            G
saying somebody got shot, somebody's been abused
                                    C        G
somebody blew up a building somebody stole a car
                           D              G
somebody got away somebody didn't get too far
Em               D       G
yea, they didn't get too far
     G                           C      G
grandpappy told my pappy back in my day son
                                 D          G
that a man had to answer for the wicked he done
                                   C        G
take all the rope in texas, find a tall oak tree
                                         D           G
round up all of them bad boys, hang them high in the streets
Em          D         G
for all the people to see

      D                                   C      G
cause justice is the one thing you should always find
                                        D           G
you gotta saddle up your boys you gotta draw a hard line
         D                              C       G
when the gun smoke settles we'll sing a victory tune
                               D       G
and we'll all meet back at the local salloon
                                C           G 
and we'll raise up our glasses against evil forces sayin
C                               G
whiskey for my men, beer for my horses
(C                               G     )
(whiskey for my men, beer for my horses) -->  this is played in the 2nd and 3rd chorus' only
         G                     C     G
we got too many gansters doing dirty deeds
                        D            G
too much corruption and crime on the streets
                                        C               G
it's time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground
                                      D            G
send them all to their maker and he'll settle them down
Em          D            G 
you can bet he'll set em down


finally, the instrumental after the 2nd chorus is just G, C, G, D, G, C, G, D-Dsus-D, G

chorus -->  after the chorus, end with quick strums on D, then C, then nail the finish with a strong G
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blacksho89 wrote on July 29 2006, 12:31 pm

Good tab-
But check out http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie/songs/songslister.html/k/keith_toby//beer_for_my_horses-crd.html
Some body did a cut and paste.Not saying who, but check the dates. I say string him up!

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Joe Cusamano wrote on March 1 2007, 03:58 am

Thanks for your work, Beer For My Horses is such a great song.

In the chorus, where they raise their glasses, how do you like the sounds of an F chord at "whiskey", then a C chord at "men"?

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BlocParty wrote on May 8 2007, 05:21 pm

yeah i think the F sounds good.

Nice tab, this song is awesome and so is the tab, nice job.

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