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That's Why I Write Songs - Jamey Johnson

Chords - E A D G B E 
Dsus2  - X X X 2 3 X
Dm     - X 4 X 2 3 X
Bm7    - 2 2 4 2 3 2
G      - 3 2 X X 3 3
A      - X X 2 2 3 X

I am sure that this is not completely correct, but it is close enough and since 
there are no submissions for this song I felt compelled to post SOMETHING since 
this is an incredible song that deserves to be played. Jamey Johnson holds to the 
true outlaw traditions of the Highwaymen members during their origional careers - 
definetely worth checking out! P.S. This is my virgin post so be kind!

Fingerpick/arpeggiate throughout song - find you'r own pattern n rythm

Dsus2  Dm  Bm7  G (x2)
G  A  Dsus2  (opt. hammer a string w/ the A chord)

Dsus2            Dm
You fell in love and threw it away
Bm                             G
You're lookin' for the perfect thing to say
Dsus2                              Bm7
But you're no good with words well that's OK
G          A       Dsus2
That's why I write songs

Dsus2                   Dm
Might make you laugh or make you cry
Bm7                                G
It might help you make it througha bad good-bye
Dsus2                             Bm7
Cuz you been through it...(speaks)but so have I
G          A       Dsus2
That's why I write songs

G                  A       Dsus2
I remember all the times I fell
G                     A      Dsus2
Like somebody knew me all to well
G                    Bm7
It was my life story I was listening to
G                  A
I don't know 'bout you

Dsus2                   Dm
But I buried family and a few good friends
Bm7                   G
Held a brand new baby in my hands
Dsus2                                 Bm7
You see this ain't just what I do.....It's who I am
G          A       Dsus2
That's why I write songs

Dsus2  Dm  Bm7  G (x2)
G  A  Dsus2

G                 A       Dsus2
I remember how it blew my mind
G                                 A           Dsus2
When I played my song and watched a grown man cry
G                     A            Bm7
It was at that moment where I just knew
G               A
What I was born to do

Dsus2                    Dm
You see most songwriters never get the fame
Bm7                                 G
And most folks don't even recognize their names
Dsus2                           Bm7         G   A (emphasize G&A)
But chances are you've probably sang along

Dsus2               Dm
To Harlen Howard or Bob Mcdill
Bm7                              G
To Whitey Shaffer..and my friend Whispering Bill
Dsus2                       Bm7
And all the songs that ever gave us chills......(pause)
G          A       Dsus2 (hit and hold to fade)
That's why I write songs

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clay.cook95 10 Jan 10, 2016 09:10 PM

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