Ball & Chain

Social Distortion

 DA
 Well it's been ten years and a thousand tears
 GD
And look at the mess that I'm in.
 DA
 A broken nose and a broken heart
 GD
An empty bottle of gin
 DA
 Well I sit and I pray
 GD
In my broken down Chevorlete
 DA
 Well I'm singing to myself,
 GD
There's got to be another way
Chorus
 DA
 Take away, take away
 GD
Take away this ball and chain
 DA
 Well I'm lonley and I'm tired
 GD
And I can't take anymore pain.
 DA
 Take away, take away,
 GD
 Never to return again.
 DAG
 Take away, take away (hold note on away)
------(no music)------  D      

Take away this ball and chain
D A G D 2x
 DA
 Well I've searched and I've searched
 GD
To find the perfect life
 DA
 A brand new car a brand new suit
 GD
even got me a little wife
 DA
 Oh, wherever I have gone
 GD
I was sure to find myself there
 DA
 You can run all your life
 GD
But not go anywhere.
(Repeat Chorus)
 DA
 Well I passed the bar on the way,
 GD
To my dingy hotel room.
 DA
 Well I spent all my money
 GD
I've been drink'n since half past noon.
 DA
 Well I'll wake there in the morning
 GD
Or maybe in the county jail.
 DA
 Times are hard, getting harder
 GD
I'm born to lose and destined to fail
(Repeat Chorus)
Strum D A G D 2x
 DAG
 Take away (hold out note on away)
 D
Take away this ball and chain.
D A G D 1x


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Guitarpix (report video to admin):
Just a quick vid I did when bored the other morning. It's a little diffrent than the above chord sequence but in my opinion either would work fine for this song! Hope it helps & leave some feedback! Peace! Only been playing 9 months myself...
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