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Getting Ready To Get Down chords

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I've provided two versions here. The first is a live version from the youtube video link. The second is below
it and follows the chords in Ritter's official songbook.

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From this solo version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIy2IoSZMuM

Standard tuning; no capo

[Verse 1]
G
Mama got a look at you and got a little worried
C/G
Papa got a look at you and got a little worried
    G 
The pastor got a look and said, y'all had better hurry
         D
Send her off to a little bible college in Missouri
    G
And now you come back, saying you know a little bit about
C/G
Every little thing they ever hoped you'd never figure out
G
Eve ate the apple ‘cause the apple was sweet
           D
What kinda’ god would ever keep a girl from getting what she needs?

[Chorus]
    G
And I'm
                 C/G
Getting ready to get down
                 G
Getting ready to get down
                 D
Getting ready to get down

[Verse 2]
     G
Now, people cross the street when you walk in their direction
C/G
Talk between their teeth throwin' epithets
        G
And the doctor thinks the devil must've got you by your senses
       D
But to live the way you please doesn't sound like possession
     G
It's four long years studying the bible
C/G
Infidels, Jezebels, Salomes and Delilahs
G
Back off the bus in your own hometown
        D
Say you didn't like me then you probably won't like me now

[Chorus]
    G
And I'm
                 C/G
Getting ready to get down
                 G
Getting ready to get down
                 D
Getting ready to get down

[Bridge]
        Em
All the men of the country club, the ladies of 'xiliary
C/G
Talk about love like its apple pie and liberty
   G
To really be a saint, you gotta really be a virgin
D
Dry as a page of the king james version

    Em
No ooh la-las, no oh, hell yeses
    C/G
No I can't waits I gotta see you againses
   G
Turn the other cheek, take no chances
D
Jesus hates your high school dances

[Break]
G C/G G D    x2

[Verse 3]
          G
Said your soul needed savin’ so they sent you off to bible school
    C/G
You learned a little more than they had heard was in the golden rule
    G
Be good to everybody, be a strength to the weak
     D
Be a joy to the joyful, be the laughter in the grief
    G
And give your love freely to whoever that you please
      C/G  
Don't let nobody tell you 'bout the who you ought to be
    G
And when you get damned in the popular opinion
     D
It's just another damn of the damns you're not giving

[Chorus]
    G
And I'm
                 C/G
Getting ready to get down
                 G
Getting ready to get down
                 D
Getting ready to get down

[Verse 4]
G
Mama got a look at you and got a little worried
C
Papa got a look at you and got a little worried
    G 
The pastor got a look and said, y'all had better hurry
         D
Send her off to a little bible college in Missouri
    G
And now, you come back, saying you know a little bit about
C
Every little thing they ever hoped you'd never figure out
    G
The Red Sea, the Dead Sea, the Sermon on the Mount
       D
If you wanna’ see a miracle, watch me get down

[Chorus]
    G
And I'm
                 C/G
Getting ready to get down
                 G
Getting ready to get down
                 D
Getting ready to get down

[Chorus]
    Em
I    am
                 C/G
Getting ready to get down
                 G
Getting ready to get down
                 D
Getting ready to get down

[Outro]
G C/G G D G

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These are the chords provided by Josh Ritter's official songbook.

Standard tuning; Capo 5

[Verse 1]
C/G
Mama got a look at you and got a little worried
F
Papa got a look at you and got a little worried
C/G 
Pastor got a look and said, y'all had better hurry
         G
Send her off to a little bible college in Missouri
        C/G
And now you come back, saying you know a little bit about
F
Everything they ever seemed to hope you'd never figure out
C/G
Eve ate the apple ‘cause the apple was sweet
            G
What kind a god would ever keep a girl from getting what she needs?

[Chorus]
    C/G
And I'm
                 F
Getting ready to get down
                 C/G
Getting ready to get down
                 G
Getting ready to get down

[Verse 2]
     C/G
Now, people cross the street when you walk in their direction
F
Talk between their teeth throwin' epithets
        C/G
And the doctor thinks the devil must've got you by your senses
       G
But to live the way you please doesn't sound like possession
     C/G
It's four long years studying the bible
F
Infidels, Jezebels, Salomes and Delilahs
C/G
Back off the bus in your own hometown
        G
Say you didn't like me then you probably won't like me now

[Chorus]
    C/G
And I'm
                 F
Getting ready to get down
                 C/G
Getting ready to get down
                 G
Getting ready to get down

[Bridge]
        Am
All the men of the country club, the ladies of 'xiliary
   F
Talking 'bout love like its apple pie and liberty
   C/G
To really be a saint, you gotta really be a virgin
G
Dry as a page of the King James version
    Am
No ooh la-las, no oh, hell yeses
    F
No I can't waits I gotta see you againses
   C/G
Turn the other cheek, take no chances
G
Jesus hates your high school dances

[Break]
C/G  F  C/G  G    x2

[Verse 3]
          C/G
Said your soul needed savin’ so they sent you off to bible school
    F
You learned a little more than they had heard was in the golden rule
    C/G
Be good to everybody, be a strength to the weak
     G
Be a joy to the joyful, be the laughter in the grief
    G/G
And give your love freely to whoever that you please
      F  
Don't let nobody tell you 'bout the who you ought to be
    C/G
And when you get damned in the popular opinion
     G
It's just another damn of the damns you're not giving

[Chorus]
    C/G
And I'm
                 F
Getting ready to get down
                 C/G
Getting ready to get down
                 G
Getting ready to get down

[Verse 4]
C/G
Mama got a look at you and got a little worried
F
Papa got a look at you and got a little worried
    C/G 
The pastor got a look and said, y'all had better hurry
         G
Send her off to a little bible college in Missouri
    C/G
And now, you come back, saying you know a little bit about
F
Every little thing they ever hoped you'd never figure out
    C/G
The Red Sea, the Dead Sea, the Sermon on the Mount
       G
If you wanna’ see a miracle, watch me get down

[Chorus]
    C/G
And I'm
                 F
Getting ready to get down
                 C/G
Getting ready to get down
                 G
Getting ready to get down

[Chorus]
    Am
I    am
                 F
Getting ready to get down
                 C/G
Getting ready to get down
                 G
Getting ready to get down

[Outro]
C/G  F  C/G  G  C/G

            
            
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tbotkin1 43 Jan 05, 2016 01:31 PM

Thanks a ton. Plenty of options here and they all seem to work perfectly.

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