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Ehar
Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:50 pm Reply with quote
Lil' Birdie Joined: 31 May 2007 Posts: 12 Location: Ontario, Canada
Throw a capo on the third fret and this should sound about right.

G
Hardest work that ever I done, bent beneath that burniní sun
D G
Hauliní that tobacco Ďround to cure

How we chopped that wicked weed Ďtill our hands and fingers bleed
D G
Workiní like a mule, maybe more

C
We been farminí on this land
G
Since eighteen hundred ten
A
Through flood and drought
D
And pestilence and war
G
Now I sure am sad to say

That Iíve lived to see this day
D
When we donít grow tobacco
G
ĎRound here no more

G
We donít grow, we donít grow
D
Oh, itís still the only work weíll ever know
C G
We donít grow, we donít grow
D G
We donít grow tobacco Ďround here no more

G
Granpa told me, this I know, change is cominí, wonít be slow
D G
Knockiní just like thunder at the door

Fallow fields are all around, empty barns just falliní down
D G
Iron weeds cominí up through the floor

C
Once we growed it by the pound
G
Now the kids all move to town
A D
And all thatís left are elderly and poor
G
Now I sure and sad to say

That Iíve lived to see the day
D
When we donít grow tobacco
G
ĎRound here no more

C G
We donít grow, we donít grow
D
Oh, itís still the only work weíll ever know
C G
We donít grow, we donít grow
D G
We donít grow tobacco Ďround here no more

G
Yes, I sure am sad to say this way of life has gone away
D G
Now that we donít grow tobacco Ďround here no more
D G
We donít grow tobacco Ďround here no more

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pittsyltucky
Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:01 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Sweet... Thanks, ehar!

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Charlie Joined: 21 Apr 2008 Posts: 998
I just realized that Kevin has the perfect voice for this one ... for the verses, anyhow, chorus is a bit out of reach. I really need to hear a Kevin-lead Tobacco now.

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LucyStag
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*Cruel Lucille* Joined: 20 Mar 2008 Posts: 1022 Location: Dunno
Hmmm. I could dig that. Or at least I wouldn't mind hearing it.

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