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Nobody Knows But Me chords

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NOBODY KNOWS BUT ME
JIMMIE RODGERS

VERSE 1:
C                      A7
Nobody knows 'bout the jailhouse blues,
D7           G7          C
Till you get within four walls,

C                                 A7
And the old jailer man turns that big black key,
D7                       G7
That's when your spirit falls.

         C             C7
Then you drag yourself up to the bars
    F                  G7     C
and while you gaze out at the stars
G7      D7       G
this is what you say...

CHORUS:
C                        A7
Why did I stray from the righteous path,
D7     G7        C
Nobody knows but me,

C                        A7
There on the outside you all can laugh,
D7                   G7
I don't need your sympathy.

     C                      C7
For after I've paid for the liquor I sold,
     F                         G7        C
I'll leave this place worth my weight in gold.

A7                          D7
So why did I stray from the righteous path,
G7               C
Nobody knows but me.

C            G7  C
Nobody knows but me.

VERSE 2:
     C                       A7
When you realize that you're all alone,
D7           G7     C
Sitting in a two by four

C                          A7
that little cell is just a taste of hell,
D7                        G7
If you ain't been there before.

        C                         C7
You are locked up tight, but they treat you fair.
    F                       G7      C
You get ev'rything that you need in there
G7          D7      G
that's just why you say...

CHORUS:
C                        A7
Why did I stray from the righteous path,
D7     G7        C
Nobody knows but me,

C                        A7
There on the outside you all can laugh,
D7                   G7
I don't need your sympathy.

     C                      C7
For after I've paid for the liquor I sold,
     F                         G7        C
I'll leave this place worth my weight in gold.

A7                          D7
So why did I stray from the righteous path,
G7               C
Nobody knows but me.

C            G7  C
Nobody knows but me.

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wrybread 282 Aug 31, 2016 04:14 AM

This is close, but there's a couple of issues. I submitted them as a correction but it was rejected by the author, oh well no biggie but in case anyone finds it useful they're below.

The biggie is the F#dim instead of the G7 before the chorus. You can play that as:

2x212x or xx1212

NOBODY KNOWS BUT ME
JIMMIE RODGERS

VERSE 1:
C A7
Nobody knows 'bout the jailhouse blues,
D7 G7 C
Till you get within four walls,

C A7
And the old jailer man turns that big black key,
D7 G7
That's when your spirit falls.

C C7
Then you drag yourself up to the bars
F F#dim
and while you gaze out at the stars
D7 G7
this is what you say...

CHORUS:
C A7
Why did I stray from the righteous path,
D7 G7 C
Nobody knows but me,

C A7
There on the outside you all can laugh,
D7 G7
I don't need your sympathy.

C C7
For after I've paid for the liquor I sold,
F F#dim
I'll leave this place worth my weight in gold.

C A7
So why did I stray from the righteous path,
G7 C
Nobody knows but me.

C G7 C
Nobody knows but me.

VERSE 2:
C A7
When you realize that you're all alone,
D7 G7 C
Sitting in a two by four

C A7
that little cell is just a taste of hell,
D7 G7
If you ain't been there before.

C C7
You are locked up tight, but they treat you fair.
F F#dim
You get ev'rything that you need in there
D7 G
that's just why you say...

CHORUS:
C A7
Why did I stray from the righteous path,
D7 G7 C
Nobody knows but me,

C A7
There on the outside you all can laugh,
D7 G7
I don't need your sympathy.

C C7
For after I've paid for the liquor I sold,
F F#dim
I'll leave this place worth my weight in gold.

C A7
So why did I stray from the righteous path,
D7 G7 C
Nobody knows but me.

C G7 C
Nobody knows but me.

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