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The Illegal Line chords

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Will Hoge - The Illegal Line

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The [SOLO] section seems to start in A and work its way down the fret board

   Em                      G        Em

   Em                      G        Em
Well I must have walked for fourteen days
   Em                      G        Em
All that I could carry and I made my way
   Em                      G     D
To the new holy land not a grand parade
   Em                         G    Em
Snuck across the border to the U.S.A.

  Em                           G       Em
Didn't take too long for me to find some work
   Em                               G     Em
Just stood there waitin round in the Texas dirt
   Em                           G       D
And now I lay concrete the way I did back home
   Em               G        Em
From 6 am until the light is gone

   Em                               G      Em
Then it's back to the hotel drink a case of beer
   Em                      G      Em
One for every person that's livin' here
   Em                    G     D
Four dollars an hour but nobody moans
   Em                                   G      Em
Cause it's three fifty more than we can get back home

   Em                             G        Em
Then I send the money back down to my sweet wife
   Em                        G         Em
So she can tell my children 'bout a better life
   Em                      G      D  
Papa's tryin hard just to make it fine
   Em                      G      Em
Fifty miles north of that illegal line


 Em                           G      Em
Late one night they came in through the door
 Em                           G        Em
With guns and lights screamin' get on the floor
   Em                             G       D
They cuffed us up tight and hauled us all away
   Em                             G         Em
Couldn't hardly understand a single word they'd say

   Em                  G        Em
Early next mornin' judge drug us in
   Em                        G        Em
He stared us all down just like guilty men
   Em                           G      D
He said any of you boys got a thing to say?
   Em                              G        Em
I asked him what would he do if he was in my place

   Em                                 G        Em
He said there's rules boy and this just aint the way
   Em                                   G        Em
And I said sometimes a starvin' family just can't wait
   Em                            G        D
But he slammed down his gavel now I'm doin time
   Em                     G        Em
Fifty miles north of that illegal line
   Em                     G        Em
Fifty miles north of that illegal line-eeeeee


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