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Jack Straw Chords
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Jack Straw -- Grateful Dead (Hunter, Garcia)
E                F#m                     C#m  A
We can share the women, we can share the wine
E                 Bm                  D        A                  E   G#m  D  A
We can share what we've got of yours 'cause we done shared all of mine.
E                F#m            C#m  A
Keep on rollin', just a mile to go,
E                Bm     D             A               E   B  A  E  E7
Keep on rollin', my old buddy, you're movin' much too slow.
Esus7             E7        Esus7             E7
I just jumped the watchman, right outside the fence,
Esus7                E7               Esus7             E7
Took his rings, four bucks in change, ain't that heaven sent?
F#sus7           F#7              F#sus7           F#7
Hurts my ears to listen, Shannon, burns my eyes to see,
F#sus7            F#7                  F#sus7             D  Bm  A  E
Cut down a man in cold blood, Shannon, might as well been me.
D          Bm       A                       E
We used to play for silver, now we play for life;
D             Bm                  A                       E
And one's for sport and one's for blood at the point of a knife.
D           Bm     A                        E
And now the die is shaken, now the die must fall;
D              Bm        A         E                     A
There ain't no winner in the game, he don't go home with all,
         D  G  D  G  E  Esus4  E  Esus4  E
Not with all.
Leavin' Texas, fourth day of July,
Sun so hot, the clouds so low, the eagles filled the sky.
Catch the Detroit Lightning out of Santa Fe,
The Great Northern out of Cheyenne from sea to shining sea.
Gotta go to Tulsa, first train we can ride,
Got to settle one old score, one small point of pride.
Ain't no place a man can hide, Shannon, to keep him from the sun;
Ain't no bed can give us rest, now, you keep us on the run.
Jack Straw from Witchita cut his buddy down,
And dug for him a shallow grave and laid his body down.
Half a mile from Tuscon, by the morning light,
One man gone and another to go, my old buddy you're moving much too slow.
We can share the women, we can share the wine.

Grateful Dead - Jack Straw Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Jack Straw Chords:

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1] The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, jazz, psychedelia, space rock[2][3] and gospel—and for live performances of long musical improvisation.[1][4] "Their music," writes Lenny Kaye, "touches on ground that most other groups don't even know exists."[5]

The Grateful Dead's fans, some of whom followed the band from concert to concert for years, are known as Deadheads and have been renowned for their dedication to the band's music.[1][4] Many fans referred to the band simply as "the Dead". As of 2003, the remaining band members who had been touring under the name "The Other Ones" changed their official group name to "The Dead". Deadheads continue to use the nickname to refer to all versions of the band.[6]

Their musical influences varied widely; in concert recordings or on record albums one can hear psychedelic rock (in the late sixties), the blues, rock nuggets, country-western, bluegrass, country-rock, and although they rarely played jazz music, the band certainly borrowed for their music the kind of long improvisatory sequences that jazz artists such as Charles Mingus and John Coltrane perfected in the 1950s and 1960s. These various influences were distilled into a diverse and psychedelic whole that made the Grateful Dead "the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world."[7]

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