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Ballad Of Spider John chords

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[Intro]
Am (pull off index finger)
Am                       C
Spider John is my name friend
D                                             Am
I'm in between freights and sure would be obliged
                  C           G
If  I could share your company
Am               C
I'm on my way to nowhere
D                        G
Been runnin' from my past
Am                      C            G
runnin' from the things I use to be-eeee
      Am                                 C
now I know my words sound strange to you
                D                                                            Am
But if you wait till my song is sung and the story's told
                  C                    G
You might come to understand
               Am                     C                      D                  G
How I'm old and bent and Devil sent, and runnin' out of time
                 Am                    C                           D
When not long ago I held a Royal Flush in my hand
  
[Chorus]
    Em                   Em7
Oh, I was a Supermarket fool
A7                                 Em      Em7       A7
I was a motor bank stool-pidgeon,  robbin' my hometown
Em                       Em7           A7
I thought I lost my blues, yes I thought I paid my dues
F                         C       G         Em
And I thought I'd found a life to suit my style
G                F
And old Spider John, robber man
C                     Am
long, tall, and handsome
G                           F        C             Am   
Yes, old Spider John with a loaded hand,  takin' ransom

  C
Then one day I met Diamond Lil
    D
and she was the sweetest thing, I declare 
Am                       C                     G
That the summer wind had ever blown my way 
Am                 C                   D                  G
But Lil she had no idea, of my illustrious occupation 
       Am                                     C                   G
She thought I was a saint, not a sinner, gone astray-ay
Am                         C                   D 
Spider he loved his lady so much, he would not confess his sins  
       Am              C                               G
For I knew if I did the lady would surely take her leave
                                   Am                            C
But you know that the word got around and Lilly left town
D                     G
And he never saw her again
Am                    C                    D
Tossin' and turnin', 'causin' his heart to grieve

Am                  C
That is all my story
D                                          Am
It's been these thirty years since I took the road
     C          G
To find my precious jewel one
Am              C                     D                G
If you see my Lilly, won't you give her my regards? 
     Am                    C                G
Tell her old Spider got tangled in the black web that he spun
     Am                    C                G
You can tell her that Spider got tangled in the black web that he spun

            
            
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