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Fire On The Mountain Chords
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Fire On The Mountain
George McCorkle/Marshall Tucker Band

Em                          C
Took my fam'ly away from my Carolina home
Em                            C
Had dreams about the West and started to roam
Em                   C
Six long months on a dust covered trail
Em                               C
They say heaven's at the end but so far it's been hell

C           G                     D
And there's fire on the mountain, lightnin' in the air
Am                          C              Em
gold in them hills and it's waitin' for me there

We were diggin' and siftin' from five to five
sellin' everything we found just to stay alive
gold flowed free like the whiskey in the bars
sinnin' was the big thing, lord and Satan was his star


Dance hall girls were the evenin' treat
Empty cartridges and blood lined the gutters of the street
Men were shot down for the sake of fun
Or just to hear the noise of their forty four guns


Now my widow she weeps by my grave
Tears flow free for her man she couldn't save
Shot down in cold blood by a gun that carried fame
All for a useless and no good worthless claim

chorus (2x)  (end on G instead of Em)

[email protected]  (John Kearney)

"If we do not change direction, we will end up where we are
headed."   Lao Tsu


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About the artist behind Fire On The Mountain Chords:

The Marshall Tucker Band is an American Southern rock band originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The band formed in 1972 with founding members Doug Gray (vocalist), George McCorkle (rhythm guitarist ), Paul Riddle (drummer), Jerry Eubanks (flutist), and brothers Toy (lead guitar) and Tommy Caldwell (bassist and front man). They soon signed with Capricorn Records and by 1973, had released their first EP, The Marshall Tucker Band.

Compared to Southern rock pioneers and label-mates The Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band had more of a country and western feel, with the flute being a key lead instrument in their sound with a lot of its parts in the higher fife/piccolo register. "Can't You See", "Fire on the Mountain", and "This Ol' Cowboy" are among their songs that received appreciable FM radio airplay, while "Heard It in a Love Song" made it to #14 as a single on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977.

Since its inception, the Marshall Tucker Band has suffered three great losses:

Original frontman and bassist, Tommy Caldwell died from injuries in a jeep crash on April 28, 1980. As well as being the front man who worked the crowd, he also sang background vocals and wrote several songs, including "Melody Ann," which was the only song he ever performed lead vocals on.
His brother, guitarist Toy Caldwell, like Doug Gray also a Vietnam veteran, died of heart disease on February 25, 1993. He was the band's lead guitarist and primary songwriter from 1973 - 1983. He also played steel and acoustic guitar. He used his thumb to pick the strings instead of his other fingers or a pick. He sang lead on several songs, including "This Ol Cowboy," and "Blue Ridge Mountain Sky." After leaving Marshall Tucker Band, he formed the Toy Caldwell Band and in 1992 released Toy Caldwell Band, his only solo album.
Founding member, guitarist George McCorkle, died of cancer on June 29, 2007 in Lebanon, Tennessee. He was the band's rhythm guitarist from 1973 - 1983. He also wrote many of the band's songs including "Fire on the Mountain," "Silverado," "Last of the Singing Cowboys," and "Holdin' On To You." In 1999 he released his first solo CD, American Street.
Despite these losses, the Marshall Tucker Band still plays up to 150 shows in a year, and they released a new album entitled "The Next Adventure" in June of 2007 on Ramblin Records. Lead singer Doug Gray is the only original member in the current (2007) lineup.

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