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The Ballad Of The Buckless Yooper chords

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Up in the land of copper, where the Norwood pines stand tall
C                                                 G
From the ore in Iron Mountain to the straits of Mackinaw
G                                             Em
Lived a man named Reuben, Reuben Soady was his name
D                                                  G
Every open day of deer camp, he hung his head in shame
Reuben, he loved huntin’, but he never had no luck
           C                                               G
After thirty years of tryin’, well, he still ain’t bagged a buck
G                                        Em
Some say he’s unlucky, some say he’s just cursed
D                                                   G
Some say when he pulled that trigger, Reuben was the worst

There goes a buckless Yooper, hang your head in shame
C                                                G
There goes a buckless Yooper, hang your head in shame
G                                                Em
There goes a buckless Yooper, hang your head in shame
            D                                  G
In the Escanaba moonlight, Reuben Soady was his name
Wolf Moon Dance, she loved him, loved him through and through
C                                                      G
Short of shootin’ for him, there was nothin’ she could do
G                                          Em
She made a secret potion, sealed it with a kiss
D                                                            G
While Reuben squeezed that porcupine and doused himself with piss
Reuben danced around the campfire, Reuben howled up at the moon
C                                                G
Reuben changed the air around him till kisakees filled the room

G                                                                     Em
But the cards changed all their numbers and white light ran ‘cross the ridge
         D                                            G
And sweet sap turned to syrup and Jimmer’s Chevy took a shit

Em                                         D            G
He’s the Mother Theresa of deer hunters, Bambi’s best friend
         Em                      D                  G
He was the U.P.’s answer to the question that never ends
Em                                  D        G
He couldn’t hit a house if he was standin’ inside
       C                                                   D
And every buck knew Reuben Soady would bring ‘em -- back alive

Well, the night turned black as ice, there came a vision clear as day
         C                                     G
Reuben started seeing things that wouldn’t go away
G                                                                      Em
His heart skipped a beat and his eyes went wide as he crept across the floor
D                                            G
And he saw something no Yooper had ever seen before
Outside Reuben’s window was a wolf with a woodchuck nose
      C                                                       G
The fur of a mean old grizzly bear from his head down to his toes
He had the eyes of a coon and the teeth of a pike 
        Em                                    D
And the claws of a wolverine, and when he yelled E  -- I – E
Reuben fell down on his knees

[chorus]  [instrumental]
Well, some say he went crazy, some say he went nuts
          C                                    G
Some say Reuben lost his mind, no Ifs-Ands-or-Buts
G                                                         Em
But it’s written in the Soady logbook, plain as the day is long
D                                                G
Right there for all posterior – everybody sing along –

[Repeat Chorus twice, and on second time repeat final line]


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