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pittsyltucky
Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 7:44 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
ALABAMA HIGH-TEST

Alabama High-Test
Got me in a big mess
Higher than a wildcat
Runnin' from the wolfpack
They gonna put me in the slammer
If they catch me with that Alabama High-Test

Sixty-Five south-bound
Cruisin' with a half-pound
Blue lights spinnin' 'round
Better put the hammer down
Dirt road, Tennessee
Ain't nobody stoppin' me
Short run, state line
Gotta keep makin' time
Alabama High-Test

Huff paint, cocaine
Playin' chicken with a train
Smack-dab, meth lab
Mellow out, rehab
Percocet, cigarette
I don't need no more of that
But give me some down-home
Dixie-fried home-grown
Alabama High-Test

Alabama High-Test
Alabama High-Test
Got me in a big mess
Runnin' from the wolfpack
They gonna put me in the slammer
If they catch me with that Alabama High-Test

--break--

Drug bust, disgust
Plead with the circuit judge
Son, don't be coy
Send ya up the river, boy!
Jump suit, chain gang
Shackles on my feet again
Standing on I-Sixty-Five
Wishing I was rolling by
With Alabama High-Test

Alabama High-Test
Alabama High-Test
Got me in a big mess
Higher than a wildcat
They gonna put me in the slammer
If they catch me with that Alabama High-Test


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bopanic
Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 8:40 pm Reply with quote
*King of da Vuld* Joined: 04 Dec 2005 Posts: 4190 Location: Nashville, TN
i love you tucky! in a straight guy kinda way! Very Happy
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Kitty
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:25 am Reply with quote
*Mrs. Kitty* Joined: 23 Oct 2006 Posts: 2344 Location: Durham, NC
Great job here with the lyrics Tucky - - true to studio version Wink
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jason57chevy
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:45 pm Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 14 Jun 2008 Posts: 897 Location: Woodstock, Georgia
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Great job here with the lyrics Tucky - - true to studio version Wink


would you have guessed it to be any different. Tucky has all the t's crossed and i's dotted!!!

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Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:37 pm Reply with quote
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Chigger
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:30 pm Reply with quote
*Lucky No. 7* Joined: 30 Jul 2008 Posts: 1358 Location: McMinnville, Tennessee
Sweet! I've been wanting those bad. First time I heard that song was in Huntsville and I've been jonesing for it since. It sounds pretty simple, but I haven't heard it but 3 times. Figured out any chords for that, Pittsy?

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pittsyltucky
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:35 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
dont have a guitar on me right now --- i've been starting in A - there's G and D in there, too --- that should be enough to get you going...

if it helps -- it goes to G on "put" -- "put me in the slammer if they..." and i'm thinking to D on "catch me..."

i think you should probably get it with what i gave you... if not i'll chart it out later on -- still on the road...

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Chigger
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:40 pm Reply with quote
*Lucky No. 7* Joined: 30 Jul 2008 Posts: 1358 Location: McMinnville, Tennessee
Thanks! That did help. I can pick it out pretty good with that, although not at full speed! Laughing If you do ever chart it up, put it up here so I can see how bad I'm off...

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Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:07 pm Reply with quote
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Does anyone find a slight resemblance to Subterranean Homesick Blues in this song? Or am I just crazy?

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missyjay6
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:21 pm Reply with quote
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travispaul08 wrote:
Does anyone find a slight resemblance to Subterranean Homesick Blues in this song? Or am I just crazy?


Nope, i was thinking the same when i first heard it. Could be crazy myself though Wink
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indeedinoditsistern
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:52 pm Reply with quote
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where IS p'tuck? dont remember him askin off today. hmmmm....
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jkorp
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:24 pm Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 22 Feb 2007 Posts: 976 Location: The Right Coast
Chords: CAPO on 2nd played in A

G.........................
Alabama High-Test
..............................
Got me in a big mess
C...........................
Higher than a wildcat
G..................................
Runnin' from the wolfpack
Bb...............................................
They gonna put me in the slammer
..........C......................................G...........DDDDDD
If they catch me with that Alabama High-Test


G
Sixty-Five south-bound
G
Cruisin' with a half-pound
G..............G
Blue lights spinnin' 'round
G........G.........G...........G
Better put the hammer down
C...........................
Dirt road, Tennessee
...................................
Ain't nobody stoppin' me
G...................... ...
Short run, state line
.................................
Gotta keep makin' time
...........................DDDDDD
Alabama High-Test

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pittsyltucky
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:18 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
do Willie capo it, j?? i'll have to pay attention on sunday...

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jkorp
Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:11 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 22 Feb 2007 Posts: 976 Location: The Right Coast
Probably, but it's definitely in A. You can play it in open A, but it seems Willy more often then not capos on the 2nd for keys of A and D:

Key of A
A|D|C|E

A.........................
Alabama High-Test
..............................
Got me in a big mess
D...........................
Higher than a wildcat
A..................................
Runnin' from the wolfpack
C...............................................
They gonna put me in the slammer
..........D......................................A...........EEEEEE
If they catch me with that Alabama High-Test


A
Sixty-Five south-bound
A
Cruisin' with a half-pound
A..............A
Blue lights spinnin' 'round
A........A.........A...........A
Better put the hammer down
D...........................
Dirt road, Tennessee
...................................
Ain't nobody stoppin' me
A...................... ...
Short run, state line
.................................
Gotta keep makin' time
...........................EEEEEE
Alabama High-Test

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Makinbacon
Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:05 pm Reply with quote
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I can definitely hear Dylan influence in this song. Just compare it to Subterranean Homesick Blues.

I don't think its to much of a stretch comparison is it?
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