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The Legend Of Wooley Swamp chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
This is by far my most favorite southern rock song ever. I just love the whole fullness
the song, a great recording, and charlie daniels voice is perfect in this song. There
some slide leads during the spoken verse that i dont care to tab out. Anyway, to the 
Corrections can be sent via PM to me.

[Riff 1]
C|-------------------------------------|
B|---------6---------------------------|
G|----7--5----7-5-7---7-5--------------|
D|-------------------------5---5-------|
A|---------------------------8---8--5--|
E|-------------------------------------|

[Prechorus]
D                              C
Well, if you ever go back into Wooley Swamp,
          G         (do A quick change) C D
Well, you better not go at night.
D                               C
There's things out there in the middle of them woods
            G  (listen for the multiple C's) C
That make a strong man die from fright.
D                     C
Things that crawl and things that fly
    G                                       C D
And things that creep around on the ground.
D                         C                G
And they say the ghost of Lucius Clay gets up and he walks around.

[Chorus]
D                           C
But I couldn't believe it.
              G              D
I just had to find out for myself.
D                           C
And I couldn't conceive it
                          G                  D
'Cause I never would have listened to nobody else.
D                           C
And I couldn't believe it.
              G            D
I just had to find out for myself
D                          C
There's somethings in this world you just
      G
can't explain.

Spoken verse
Alternate Dm for first line, and C for the 2nd. Slowly arpeggiate from top to bottom.

The old man lived in the Wooley Swamp way back in Booger Woods. (Dm)
He never did do a lot of harm in the world,But he never did do no good (C)
People didn't think too much of him. They all thought he acted funny (Dm)
The old man didn't care about people anyway, All he cared about was his money.(C)
He'd stuff it all down in mason jars, And he'd bury it all around (Dm)
And on certain nights, If the moon was right, He'd dig it up out of the ground.(C)
He'd pour it all out on the floor of his shack, And run his fingers through it. (Dm)
Yeah, Lucius Clay was a greedy old man, And that's all that there was to it.(C)

[CHORUS]
Cable boys was white trash, They lived over on Carver's Creek. (Dm)
They were mean as a snake, And sneaky as a cat, And belligerent when they'd speak. (C)
One night the oldest brother said, "Y'all meet me at the Wooley Swamp later (Dm)
We'll take old Lucius's money, and we'll feed him to the alligators." (C)

They found the old man out in the back With a shovel in his hand,(Dm)
Thirteen rusty mason jars was just dug up out of the sand. (C)
And they all went crazy And they beat the old man, And they picked him up off of the ground.(Dm)
Threw him in the swamp And stood there and laughed As the black water sucked him down. (C)

Then they turned around, And went back to the shack, And picked up the money and ran.(Dm)
They hadn't gone nowhere When they realized They were running in quicksand.(C)
And they struggled and they screamed But they couldn't get away And just before they
under(Dm)
They could hear that old man laughing In a voice as loud as thunder.(C)

And that's been fifty years ago And you can go by there yet.(Dm)
There's a spot in the yard In the back of that shack Where the ground is always wet.(C)
And on summer nights If the moon is right Down by the that dark footpath,(Dm)
You can hear three young men screaming.You can hear one old man laugh.(C)

[Prechorus and Chorus]
Riff 1 to end it all!

            
            
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gallum6 94 Nov 17, 2013 03:24 PM

Great tab!

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xraymall2166 10 May 23, 2017 01:11 AM

awesome

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musiccndctrOSLC 10 Oct 23, 2017 09:49 AM

The chords at the end of the chorus should be C - G - D

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