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Country Boy chords

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Country Boy Aaron Lewis

Now I grew up down an old dirt road
        C                G
In a town you wouldnt know
            C                             G
My pop picked a place up for fifteen hundred bucks
       C   D 
Back in 1964

My grandfather was a drinker
             C             G 
Back in the day he put em down
        C              G
But a war is known to change a man
         C                  D           C        G         
And the whiskeys known to change a man but.....

            C      D
Thats not me
         C                              G                C     D      
I rarely drink from the bottle but Ill smoke a little weed
I still live in the sticks where you wouldnt go
     C                              D
In a town of twelve hundred off an old dirt road
      C           G                C      D
And a country boy is all Ill ever be....

Now its been twelve years since I sold my soul
        C         G
To the devil in L.A.
        C                           G
He said sign your name here on the dotted line
         C                   D
And your songs they all will play

He set up shop on Sunset
          C              G
He put me up at the  Marquis
             C                    G
He said you want to sell a million records boy
C                    D
You better listen to me

         C                 B
He said change your style, whiten your smile 
          C             D                  
you could lose a couple pounds
And if you want to live this life
You better lose that wife
      C                 D
Do ya need your friends around?

            C   B               C     D
I said..          No thats not me
           C                              B               C        D
Cause the biggest things in life are your friends and family
      C                    B
And I like my jeans and my old tshirts
     C                         D
and couple extra pounds never really hurt
      C           B                C      D
And a country boy is all Ill ever be....

       F                   G             D
Cause Hank taught me just how to stay alive
              F                                 G      D
Youll never catch me out the house without my .9 or .45
             F                    G
I got a big orange tracker and a diesel truck
My idea of heaven is chasing white tail bucks
          F             G             Am
And as a country boy I know I can survive

Now two flags fly above my land
            C            B
That really sum up how I feel
           C               B
One is the colors that fly high and proud
    C                   D
The red, the white, the blue

The other ones got a rattlesnake 
        C               B
with a simple statement made
       C               B
"Don't Tread On Me" is what is says 
         C               D
and I'll take that to my grave

          C   B          C   D
Because.....    this is me
             C               B               C      D
Im proud to be American and strong in my beliefs
          C                 B
And Ive said it before but Ill say it again
        C                            D
Cause I never needed a government to hold my hand
          C                 B
And Ive said it before but Ill say it again
          C                                 D
Cause my familys always fought and died to save this land
      C           B                C      D
And a country boy is all I'll ever be.... 

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elitefuzion133 10 Dec 01, 2015 03:11 PM

This tab has only one right chord, it's does not sound or look correct at all. Completely wrong. asasdasdasdasdasd fasfasf

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Twinkie878 100 Dec 14, 2015 02:40 PM

I believe this is a right tab, the way I play and heard it. What is wrong on it?

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linuxjack 10 Jan 02, 2016 07:51 PM, edited on January 3 2016, 12:54 am

The chord voicing/variations at the beginning are indeed all wrong, but if you tuned your guitar to drop D and played along using more normal chord fingerings, it'd be more/less right on to how I do it (and how it looks to me a lot like A.Lewis does it on video).

Edit - I just noticed you listed the tuning as D#. If your tuning was D# standard, those chords probably are reasonable fingerings (though ouch - buy a capo, LOL!). Though the original is done in standard tuning with drop-D, if I'm not mistaken.

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