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Dukes Hazzard Theme  Waylon Jennings

[key of F; capo 3rd fret] 


[VERSE 1] 
Just two good ole [D]boys,     [D]
Never meaning no [G]harm.    [G]
Beats [D]all you never saw, been in [A]trouble with the law
Since the [D]day they was born.[D]

[VERSE 2] 
Straightenin' the [D]curves,[D]
Flattenin' the [G]hills.    [G]
[D]Someday the mountain might [A]get 'em but the law never [D]will.  [D]
Makin' their [A]wayyyyy[A]y,   the only way they know [A]how.    [A]
Well, [A]that's just a little bit [A]more than the law will a[D]llow.  [D]
[VERSE 3] 
Just two good ole [D]boys,    [D]
Wouldn't change if they [G]could.   [G]
D                        A                    D       D [stop]
Fightin' the system like two modern day Robin Hoods. [Yee-baw]
Great song, eh? Here are some playing tips:
1. The song is actually in the key of F, but I have written it out in the key
of D. If you want to play along with your tv set, either place a capo on the
third fret, or substitute these chords:
D ---> F        G ---> Bb      A ---> C.

2. Each time the chord letter is shown represents one measure (four beats)
with one exception: there is an extra half-measure (two beats) of D between
verse 1 and 2. It always trips me up, so I omit it.
3. The bridge sounds really good with an A7, instead of A.
4. I like to play this with an alternating-bass pattern to project both the
rhythm and lead parts while playing solo. If you are not familiar with this
style, this is basically how it goes:
i. Pick the bass note for the chord (ie. the lowest note).
ii. Strum or double strum the full chord.
iii.Pick the alternate-bass note (see below).
iv. Strum or double strum the full chord.
Put the emphasis on the treble (higher) strings when strumming the full
chords. You can jazz it up a little by adding bass runs between chord changes.
5. The alternate-bass notes are basically melody notes, so they can vary with
the song, but here is a list of bass notes and common alternate-bass notes for
the seven major chords. The numbers in brackets are "string/fret."

Chord: A B C D E F G
Bass note:  A [5/O]  B [5/2]  C [5/3]  D [4/O]  E [6/O]  F [6/1]  G [6/3]
Alternate:  G [6/O]  F#[6/2]  G [6/3]  A [5/O]  B [5/2]  C [5/3]  D [4/O]

Here is the tab for D, G, and A in alternating-bass.
[D]                [G]                [A] 
. V ^ . V ^ . V ^ . V ^ . V ^ . V ^

Contributed by: Darragh Egan - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
One of the biggest Dukes of Hazzard fans in the Great White North.
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