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pittsyltucky
Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:26 am Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
HALF MILE DOWN

G..............................................................C............................G......
They come down from Washington city to our Blue Ridge mountain home
.............D............................................C..................G....
And they crossed that crooked river to the valley down below
.......................................................C....................G......
I was swimmin' in that water when they came up to the shore
.........D......................................C..................G...................
Sayin' "Sorry, son this won't be dry land here anymore," yes and

D.........................C...........G......
My home town is a half-mile down
........D..............................C...............G.....
It's a half-mile of water all around, all around
D.........................C...........G......
My home town is a half-mile down


First they started their surveyin' and makin' up their plans
To flood that peaceful valley, just to build Watauga Dam
Oh, they brought in their bull-dozers and pushed our homes away
And they handed me a shovel and sixty cents a day, singin'

My home town is a half-mile down
It's a half-mile of water all around, all around
My home town is a half-mile down

(guitar break- fiddle break)

(G).......D.................................................C...................G.....
So they stripped out all the timber, and they leveled all the land
.............D..........................................C.........................G..
And they drilled and dynamited, 'til they blew the mountains in
..Em........................................A.............................
I tore my old home-place, and I dug up daddy's grave
........C..........................D..........................
And I relocated mama to fourteen miles away

........G~
Now I look out on the water that rose up on that day
By the banks of the old Watauga, where I once used to play
Yes, I look out on that water, where they made their big mistake
And covered up our home-town 'neath the godforsaken lake, singin'

My home town is a half-mile down
It's a half-mile of water all around, all around
My home town is a half-mile down
It's a half-mile of water all around, all around
My home town is a half-mile down

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Ehar
Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:43 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks, tucky. Another of my favorites from the new album.

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watsonfam574
Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:29 pm Reply with quote
Lil' Birdie Joined: 05 Sep 2012 Posts: 25 Location: East TN
i have the guitar lead to this tabbed out if anyone is interested in it?

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Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:39 pm Reply with quote
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watsonfam574 wrote:
i have the guitar lead to this tabbed out if anyone is interested in it?


Post it up!

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watsonfam574
Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:36 pm Reply with quote
Lil' Birdie Joined: 05 Sep 2012 Posts: 25 Location: East TN
    Code:
    [quote]old crow medicine show
    half mile down and solo

    intro
    A walk up to D C G

    G                                          C                   G
    they come down from washington city to our blue ridge mountain home

             D                                 C           G
    and they crossed that crooked river to the valley down below

                                           C              G
    i was swimming in that water when they came up to the shore

           D                           C         G
    saying sorry son this won't be dry land here anymore

            D                 C         G
    yes and my home town is a half mile down

          C                                 G
    its a half mile of water all around all around

    D                 C         G
    my home town is a half mile down

    D C G

    G                                      C               G
    first they started their surveying and making up their plans

       D                                  C             G
    to flood that peaceful valley just to build watauga dam

                                                  C                G
    oh they brought in their bull dozers and they pushed our homes away

              D                      C             G
    then they handed me a shovel and sixty cents a day

            D                 C         G
    singing my home town is a half mile down

          C                                 G
    its a half mile of water all around all around

    D                 C         G
    my home town is a half mile down


    solo
      G                               C           G
    e|---------------------------------------------------------|
    B|3-----0-1/3-3-0-3-3h5-3-------------------------------|
    G|--0h2-------------------4p2-0-----0-2-0-0-------------|
    D|------------------------------1/2---------2-0-----------|
    A|---------------------------------------------------------|
    E|---------------------------------------------------------|
           D                        C             G
    e|---------------------------------------------------------|
    B|---------------------------------------------------------|
    G|--------2-2-2-2-2h5-2----------------------------------|
    D|------0---------------4p2-0-----0-2-0------------------|
    A|0-2-3-----------------------1/2-------0-2-0------------|
    E|--------------------------------------------3------------|

    (fiddle solo)

    G C G D C G

            D                                    C               G
    so they stripped out all the timber and they leveled all the land

             D                              C                  G
    and they drilled and dynamited til they blew the mountains in

      Em                                Am
    i tore down my old home place and i dug up daddys grave

          C                  D
    and i relocated momma to fourteen miles away

          G                       C               G
    now i look out the water that rose up on that day

           D                              C              G
    by the banks of the ole watauga where i once used to play

                                           C              G
    yes i look out on the water where they made their big mistake

        D                                  C            G
    and covered up our home town neath the God forsaken lake

           D                 C         G 
    singin my home town is a half mile down

          C                                G
    its a half mile of water all around all around

    D                 C         G
    my home town is a half mile down

          C                                 G
    its a half mile of water all around all around

    D                 C         G
    my home town is a half mile down

    D C G


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Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:46 pm Reply with quote
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it moved a few of the words down the next line. i messed with it for a while man and im having a really hard time getting my tabs posted to this site. it jacks them all up for some reason. anyway. thats the best i could get it

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Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:50 pm Reply with quote
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just testing what it was like without the quote box but it didn't help

i ended up using dots like you used hyphens for the tab it's a finicky setup for sure - thanks for taking the time to work it out and post it. Sounds sweet!

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watsonfam574
Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:57 pm Reply with quote
Lil' Birdie Joined: 05 Sep 2012 Posts: 25 Location: East TN
no problem. i love trying to figure out music like that. im gonna change one part in it though ive been playing with it and theres one part that is a little off but im bout to correct it.

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