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Steve Earle Copperhead Road


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Copperhead Road (farmaid 08 live acoustic version)
By Steve Earle


D chord 2nd fret 1st riff
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5th fret 2nd part of main riff
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This is an acoustic version the way Steve Earle played it on Farm aid. He did it solo and capoed the 2nd fret. I tabbed it without capo.Once you get the pattern down you can add the capo and give a more mandolin sound. Sounds good to me either way. I'd guess this is the way he would play his sone in his living room. Pretty cool.

[D] Well, my name's John Lee Peddimore. 
Same as my daddy and his daddy's before. 
You hardly ever saw grandaddy down here.
 He'd only come to town about twice a year. 
Hed buy a hundred pounds o' yeast and some copper line. 
Everybody knew that he made moonshine. 
[G] Now, the revenue man wanted[C] granddaddy bad. 
[D] Headed up the holler with everything he had. 
[G] Before my time, but[C] I've been told. 
[D] You never come back from Copperhead Road. 
 [D] Now daddy ran whisky in a big block Dodge. 
Bought it at an auction at the Mason's Lodge. 
Johnson County Sheriff painted on the side. 
Just shot coat of primer, then he looked inside. 
Well, him and my uncle tore that engine down. 
I still remember that rumbling sound. 
[G] Then the sheriff came around in the[C] middle of the night.
 [D] Heard momma crying that something wasn't right. 
[G] He was headed down to Knoxville with the[C] weekly load. 
[D] You could smell the whisky burning down Copperhead Road. 
[] *Bridge* [] 
[D] I volunteered for the army on my birthday. 
They draft the white trash first, round hear anyway. 
I done two tours of duty in Viet Nam. 
I came home with a brand new plan. 
I'd take the seed from Columbia and Mexico. 
I just plant up a holler down Copperhead Road.
 [G] Now the D.E.A.'s got a [C]chopper in the air. 
[D] I wake up screaming like Im back over there. 
[G] I learned a thing or two from[C] Charley, don't you know. 
[D] You better stay away from Copperhead Road.
 Copperhead Road Copperhead Road  [end] 

Tabbed by Bill Eaton aka pobilly
pobilly@eatonblues.com
questions and/or comments wellcome
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