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Copperhead Road

Steve Earle '

4:4 Key:D

(Slow optional intro ' melodion; ukes - one downstroke only)
[D]Ʌ / [G]Ʌ [D]Ʌ / [C]Ʌ [G]Ʌ / [D]Ʌ /
[D]Ʌ / [G]Ʌ [D]Ʌ / [C]Ʌ [G]Ʌ / [D]Ʌ /
(Slower)
[G]Ʌ / [G]Ʌ / [D]Ʌ / 1 2 3 4 /

[D] / [G][D] / [C][G] / [D]Ʌ [G]Ʌ [D] /
[D] / [G][D] / [C][G] / [D]Ʌ [G]Ʌ [D ] /
[G] / [C][G] / [D] / [G][D] /
[D] / [G][D]

Well [D]my name's John Lee [G] Petti-[D]more [D] / [G][D] /
[D]Same as my daddy and his [C] daddy be-[D]fore [D] / [G][D]
You [D]hardly ever saw grand-[G]daddy down [D] here [D] / [G][D]
He [D]only come to town about [C] twice a [D] year [D] / [G][D]
He'd buy a [D]hundred pounds of yeast and some [G] copper [D] line [D] / [G][D] /
[D]Everybody knew that he [G] made moon-[D]shine [D]/[G][D]

Now the [G]revenue man wanted [C]granddaddy [G]bad
He [D]headed up the holler with [G]everything he [D]had
It's be-[G]fore my time, but [C]I've been [G]told
He [D]Ʌ never come back from Copperhead Road

[D] / [G][D] / [C][G] / [D]Ʌ [G]Ʌ [D] /
[D] / [G][D] / [C][G] / [D]Ʌ [G]Ʌ [D]

Now [D]daddy ran the whiskey in a [G]big black [D]Dodge [D] / [G][D] /
[D]Bought it at an auction at the [C]Mason's [D]Lodge [D] / [G][D] /
[D]Johnson County Sheriff painted [G]on the [D]side [D] / [G][D]
Just [D]shot a coat of primer then he [C]looked in-[D]side [D] / [G][D]
Well [D]him and my uncle tore that [G]engine [D]down [D] / [G][D]
I [D]still remember that [G]rumblin' [D]sound [D] / [G][D] /

Then the [G]sheriff came around in the [C]middle of the [G]night
[D]Heard momma cryin' that [G]something wasn't [D]right
He was [G]headed down to Knoxville with the [C]weekly [G]load
You could [D]Ʌ smell the whisky burnin' down Copperhead Road

[D] ɅɅɅɅɅ
[D] ɅɅɅɅɅ
[D] ɅɅɅɅɅ
[D] ɅɅɅɅɅ

[D] / [G][D] / [C][G] / [D]Ʌ [G]Ʌ [D] /
[D] / [G][D] / [C][G] / [D]Ʌ [G]Ʌ [D] /

[G] / [C][G] / [D] / [G][D] /
[G] / [C][G] / [D] / [G][D] /
[D] / [G][D]

I volun-[D]teered for the army on [G]my birth-[D]day [D] / [G][D] /
They draft the [D]white trash first, 'round [C]here any-[D]way [D] / [G][D] /
I done [D]two tours of duty in [G]Viet-[D]nam [D] / [G][D] /
[D]I came home with a [C]brand new [D]plan [D] / [G][D] /
I take the [D]seed from Columbia and [G]Mexi-[D]co [D] / [G][D] /
I just [D]plant up the holler down [G]Copperhead [D]Road [D] / [G][D] /

Now the [G]D.E.A.'s got a [C]chopper in the [G]air
I [D]wake up screamin' like I'm [G]back over [D]there
I [G]learned a thing or two from [C]Charlie don't you [G]know
You [D]Ʌ better stay away from Copperhead Road

[D] ɅɅɅɅɅ
[D] ɅɅɅɅɅ
[D] ɅɅɅɅɅ
[D] ɅɅɅɅɅ

[D] / [G][D] / [C][G] / [D]Ʌ [G]Ʌ [D] Copperhead
[D] Road / [G][D] / [C][G] / [D]Ʌ [G]Ʌ [D] Copperhead
[D] Road / [G][D] / [C][G] / [D]Ʌ [G]Ʌ [D] Copperhead
[D] Road / [G][D] / [C][G] / [D]Ʌ [G]Ʌ [D]Ʌ



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Added or amended 3rd October 2020
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