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The Ballad Of Curtis Loew (ver 4) - Lynyrd Skynyrd


 
The Ballad Of Curtis Loew
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The Ballad Of Curtis Loew


[Intro]

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[Verse]

       E                        B
Well I used to wake the morning before the rooster crowed
E                             A               F#
Searching for soda bottles to get myself some dough
E                               B                       
Brought 'em down to the corner, down to the country store
A                                                       E
Cash 'em in and give my money to a man named Curtis Loew

[Verse]

E              B              A              E
Old curt was a black man with white curly hair
E             B                D                 A
When he had a fifth of wine he did not have a care
E                     B              A                  E
He used to own an old Dobro, used to play it across his knee
E            B                  D                 E  E7
I'd give old Curt my money, he'd play all day for me


[Chorus]

A                     E            
Play me a song Curtis Loew, Curtis Loew
A                          E              
I got your drinking money, tune up your Dobro
A                                E              F#
People said he was useless, them people are the fools
       E                   D                A              E    
'cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker to ever play the blues


[Bridge]

E  D  A  E

[Verse]

E               B      A               E
He looked to be sixty, and maybe I was ten
E            B              D             A
Mama used to whip me but Id go see him again
E                  B               A              E  
I'd clap my hands, stomp my feets, try to stay in time
E              B                 D                     E
He'd play me a song or two, then take another drink of wine.
    

[Chorus]

A                     E            
Play me a song Curtis Loew, Curtis Loew
A                          E              
I got your drinking money, tune up your Dobro
A                                E              F#
People said he was useless, them people are the fools
       E                   D                A              E    
'cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker to ever play the blues


[Solo]

E  D  A

E  B  A  E
E  B  D  E
E  B  A  E
E  B  D  E
A  E  A  E
A  E  F# 

E  D  A  E


[Verse]

E              B            A              E
On the day old Curtis died, nobody came to pray
E           B                         D                      A
Ol preacher said some words, and they chunked him in the clay
E              B        A                       E
But he lived a lifetime playin' the black man's blues
E                 B                     D             E     
And on the day he lost his life, that's all he had to lose

[Chorus]

A                     E            
Play me a song Curtis Loew, Curtis Loew
A                          E              
I got your drinking money, tune up your Dobro
A                                E              F#
People said he was useless, them people are the fools
       E                 D                A              E
'cause Curtis you're the finest picker to ever play the blues

[Outro]

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - The Ballad Of Curtis Loew :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind The Ballad Of Curtis Loew:

Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced /ˌlɛnɚdˈskɪnɝd/,Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd) is an American Southern rock band. The band became prominent in the Southern United States in 1973, and rose to worldwide recognition before several members, including lead vocalist and primary songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, were killed in a plane crash in 1977 near McComb, Mississippi. A tribute band was formed in 1987 for a reunion tour with Johnny Van Zant, Ronnie's younger brother, at the helm, and continues to record music today.

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006, with members Gary Rossington and Billy Powell, former members Ed King, Bob Burns, and Artimus Pyle, and deceased members Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, and Leon Wilkeson.

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