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Ballad Of Curtis Loew  Lynyrd Skynyrd

Well I [E]used to wake the morning [B]before the rooster crowed
[E]Searching for soda bottles to [A]get myself some [F#7]dough
[E]Brought em down to the corner, [B]down to the country store
[A]Cash em in and give my money to a man named curtis loew [A7]


[E]Old curt was a [B]black man with [A]white curly hai[E]r
[E]When he had a [B]fifth of wine he [A]did not have a car[E]e
[E]He used to own an old [B]dobro, used to [A]play it across his [E]knee
[E]Id give old [B]curt my money, hed [A]play all day for m[E]e  [E7]
(chorus)
[A]Play me a song curtis [E]loew, curtis [E7]loew
[A]I got your drinking money, [E]tune up your do[E7]bro
[A]People said he was useless, them [E]people are the [E7]fools
cause [E]curtis loew was the [A]finest picker to [D]ever play the b[A]lues [A7]


[E]He looked to be [B]sixty, [A]and maybe I was [E]ten
[E]Mama used to [B]whip me but Id [A]go see him aga[E]in
[E]Id clap my hands, [B]stomp my feets, [A]try to stay in [E]time
[E]Hed play me a [B]song or two
Then [A]take another drink of [E]wine.[E7]
Chorus


Yes sir


[E]On the day old [B]curtis died, [A]nobody came to [E]pray
[E]Ol preacher [B]said some words, and they [A]chunked him in the clay[E]
[E]But he lived a [B]lifetime [A]playin the black mans [E]blues
[E]And on the day he [B]lost his life, thats [A]all he had to [E]lose [E7]
[A]Play me a song curtis [E]loew, hey curtis loew [E7]
[A]I wish that you was here so [E]everyone would know [E7]
[A]People said he was useless, [E]them people all are fools [E7]
cause [E]curtis youre the [D]finest picker to [A]ever [A7]play the blues[E]
END

hey this is our first tab from joeandsmithband. we couldnt find a tab on

here that sounded quite right so we tabbed it ourselves its REALLY easy. if

you have any advice for starting our new band let us know, thanks

-joe stapleton and nathan smith

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All1Song (report video to admin):
This version does not use chords on this page. It is a made up arrangenment using G,D,C,Am chords
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gah0004 (report)

also, in the chorus, where it says them people are the fools (it should say "them people all were fools" but that's beside the point) "fools" should be F#7, not E7

gah0004 (report)

when it says "when he had a fifth of wine he did not have a care" the "did" is actually a D and not an A. and that line ends with A and not E.

paul1970 (report)

i don't see how this is a tutorial