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When Im Drinking Whiskey chords

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I've tried to keep as much to the original as i can. ive tried to describe how to play it like Rusty Cage does as much as possible without having it a video. thanks and good luck. Was this info helpful? Yes No
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
I play the Fm as shown just below not the bar chord version as the sound only wants to change very slightly

O E|O|-|-|-|-|-|
O B|O|-|-|-|-|-|
O G|O|-|-|-|-|-|
O D|-|-|-|O|-|-|
X A|-|-|-|-|-|-|
X E|-|-|-|-|-|-|

There are some notes at the bottom of the page on how to play the song like how the original author Rusty cage
seems to play it although I'm sure one or two things may be a bit off 

C G F C x2  - (Humming towards the end)

C                  G                F              C
When I'm Drinking whiskey I know nothing can go wrong
C                  C                F             G
When I'm Drinking whiskey; Only time my mind is strong
C                  C7                F        Fm
When I got my bottle, is when I'm standing tall
C                 G                F      C
When I'm drinkin whiskey, I don't feel nothin at all.

C G F C     - (Humming) 

[Verse 2]
C                 G                F             C
When I'm good and drunken, can't nobody bring me down, 
C                  C                F             G
I like to drink my whiskey when nobody is around, 
C                  C7                F        Fm
I know my empty bottle is the only one that understands, 
C                 G           F      C
When I'm drinkin whiskey, I forget the man I am.


C G F C     -\
C C F G     - \ 
C C7 F Fm   -  (Humming Throughout)
C G F C   - /

[Verse 3]
C                G             F               C
When I'm drinkin whiskey my hands don't ever shake, 
C                C             F              G
When I'm drinkin whiskey I don't lay in bed awake, 
C                   C7        F               Fm
Cause when I got my bottle, I don't care if I'm alive, 
C                        G           F    C
Cause when I'm drinkin whiskey, I ain't afraid to die,
C                         G           F -   G   -  C
Cause when I'm drinkin whiskey, I ain't afraid to die.


I have also put humming in over the instrumentals as in the original Rusty humms the tune during those parts,
completely optional of coarse but just thought id mention it just in case people like me are trying to keep
to the original.

On the 2nd line of each verse the C chord is played twice in a row, there are played differently when you
pluck or strum i think the difference is simply that the first one is played making the lower
strings E(low),A and D are played more prominently and on the second one the higher strings G,B and E(High)
are played more prominent which originally made me think they were slightly different chords until i figured
this out.

I found it to be nice to play by plucking the chords, waiting, and then damping the strings before going to
the next chord.

During the intro i play each chord as i normally would and the pluck the two highest strings B and E(High)
one after i pluck the chord whilst still holding the chord as it seems that's what Rusty did in the original 

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