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The Illegal Line ukulele

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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

   Am                      C        Am

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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