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Bad Lee Brown Cocaine Blues Chords - Woody Guthrie

 
Bad Lee Brown Cocaine Blues Chords
Tune down one 1/2 step...

Intro:
                             hold bend    hold
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eb||----5---5---5---5----5-----------------------------|
bb||----5---5---5---5----5--4b5-5r4p2----4b5 5r4p2-----|
Gb||----6---6---6---6----6-----------4------------4----|  etc.
Db||----7---7---7---7----7-----------------------------|
Ab||----7-------7---7----7-----------------------------|
Eb||--5-------5---5-----5------------------------------|

(Chord names reflect standard tuning)

Fast strumming...

A  
It was late last night I made my rounds;
  D                             A
I met my woman and I blowed her down.
       D                     A
I went on home and I went to bed.
  E                           A
I laid my pistol up under my head.

A
Early next morning, by the rising sun,
  D                        A
I woke up and a started to run.
  D                        A
I made a run but I run too slow;
   E                           A
A man overtook me down in Jericho.

A
I was standing on the corner reading my daddy's will
D                                        A
'Long came a man they call him Bad Texas Bill.
    D                                      A
He said, "Uhh, Captain, is your name Lee Brown?
  E                                             A
I believe that you the rascal blowed yer woman down."

A
I said, "Yes sir, Captain, my name is Lee.
            D                             A
And if you got any blues, boy sing 'em to me."
      D                               A 
"Well I guess Lee, that you know the best
           E                                         A
You better come with me the judge will tell you the rest."

(play intro licks on break)

A
When I was arrested, I was dressed in black.
D                                    A
Put me on a train and they brung me back.
  D                                   A
Jury found me guilty in the first degree
     E                                  A
And they laid me down in the penitentiary.

(intro licks again)

A
Yes the judge found me guilty an' the jury too.
   D                                       A
I cried "Lord in Heaven, have some mercy on me!"
     D                           A
I'll be here fer the rest of my life,
E                       A
All I done was kill my wife.

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About the artist behind Bad Lee Brown Cocaine Blues Chords:

Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American songwriter and folk musician. Guthrie's musical legacy consists of hundreds of songs, ballads and improvised works covering topics from political themes to traditional songs to children's songs. Guthrie performed continually throughout his life with his guitar frequently displaying the slogan "This Machine Kills Fascists". Guthrie is perhaps best known for his song "This Land Is Your Land" which is regularly sung in American schools. Many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress.[1]

Guthrie traveled with migrant workers from Oklahoma to California and learned traditional folk and blues songs. His songs are about his experiences in the Dust Bowl era during the Great Depression and he is known as the "Dust Bowl Troubadour."[2] Guthrie was associated with, but never a member of, Communist groups in the United States throughout his life.[3]

Guthrie was married three times and fathered eight children, including American folk musician Arlo Guthrie. He is the grandfather of musician Sarah Lee Guthrie. Guthrie died from complications of the degenerative neurologic affliction known as Huntington's Disease. In spite of his illness, during his later years Guthrie served as a figurehead in the folk movement providing inspiration to a generation of new folk musicians, including mentor relationships with Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Bob Dylan.[4]

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