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Papa Was A Rodeo chords

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  • Original version is in G. I could not sing it in G, so here it is in F.
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Papa Was a Rodeo
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[Verse 1]
G           G/F#             Em         Em7
I like your twisted point of view, Mike  
C           C/B              Am7    D
I like your questioning eyebrows 
G              G/F#              Em       Em7
You've made it pretty clear what you like 
C         C/B              Am7    D
It's only fair to tell you now  

[Verse 2]
Em           Em7          C       C/B
that I leave early in the morning 
Am7                      D        Dsus  D
and I won't be back till next year  
Em         Em7            C      C/B
I see that kiss-me pucker forming  
Am7                                 D     Dsus  D
but maybe you should plug it with a beer, cause 

[Chorus]
G          G/F#    Em                      Em7          
Papa was a rodeo - Mama was a rock'n'roll band                
        G               G/F#         C                    D            
I could play guitar and rope a steer before I learned to stand  
G                      G/F#         C                     G
Home was anywhere with diesel gas - Love was a trucker's hand  
G                  G/F#              C         C/B      
Never stuck around long enough for a one night stand 
Am7                           G
Before you kiss me you should know 
C    D         G
Papa was a rodeo 

[Bridge]
G G/F# Em Em7 C D Dsus D

[Verse 1]
The light reflecting off the mirror ball 
looks like a thousand swirling eyes 
They make me think I shouldn't be here at all 
You know, every minute someone dies 

[Verse 2]
What are we doing in this dive bar 
How can you live in a place like this 
Why don't you just get into my car 
and I'll take you away I'll take that kiss now, but 

[Chorus]

[Bridge](X2)

[Verse](2)
And now it's 55 years later 
We've had the romance of the century 
After all these years wrestling gators 
I still feel like crying when I think of what you said to me 

[Chorus]
 C    D         G  G/F#
…Papa was a rodeo 

[Outro]
Em7       D               C         D     G
What a coincidence, your Papa was a rodeo too.






            
            
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reservoirdog 395 May 20, 2010 06:53 PM

G G/F# C G
papa was a rodeo, mama was a rock'n'roll band

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shawndossantos 75 Jun 10, 2015 06:12 PM

Chorus:
G G/F# C G
Papa was a rodeo - Mama was a rock'n'roll band
G G/F# C D
I could play guitar and rope a steer before I learned to stand
G G/F# C G
Home was anywhere with diesel gas - Love was a trucker's hand
G G/F# C D
Never stuck around long enough for a one night stand
Am7 G
Before you kiss me you should know
C D G
Papa was a rodeo

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