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Coward Of The County-crd

Kenny Rogers

 ADEE7
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Capo 3rd Fret
(In a moderate country half-time)
 ADA
 Ev'ryone considered him the coward of the county.
 E
He'd never stood one single time to prove the county wrong.
 ADA
His mama named him Tommy, the folks just called him yellow,
 EA
but something always told me they were reading Tommy wrong.
 ADA
 He was only ten years old when his daddy died in prison.
 E
I looked after Tommy 'cause he was my brother's son.
 ADA
still recall the final words my brother said to Tommy:
 EA
"Son, my life is over, but yours is just begun.
 AEA
 Promise me, son, not to do the things I've done.
 DAE
 Walk away from trouble if you can.
 ADA
 It won't mean you're weak if you turn the other cheek.
 DE
I hope you're old enough to understand:
 E7A
Son, you don't have to fight to be a man."
 Slide capo to 4tb fret
 ADA
 There's someone for ev'ryone and Tommy's love was Becky.
 E
In her arms he didn't have to prove he was a man.
 ADA
One day while he was workin' the Gatlin boys came callin'.
 Spoken
                           E   A
They took turns at Becky.... There was three of them!
 ADA
 Tommy opened up the door and saw his Becky cryin'.
 E
The torn dress, the shattered look was more than he could stand.
 ADA
He reached above the fireplace and took down his daddy's picture.
 EA
As his tears fell on his daddy's face, he heard these words again:
 AEA
 "Promise me, son, not to do the things I've done.
 DAE
 Walk away from trouble if you can.
 ADA
 It won't mean you're weak if you turn the other cheek.
 DE
I hope you're old enough to understand:
 E7A
Son, you don't have to fight to be a man."
 Slide capo to 5tb fret
 ADA
 The Gatlin boys just laughed at him when he walked into the barroom.
 E
One of them got up and met him halfway 'cross the floor.
 ADA
When Tommy turned around they said, "Hey look! ol' yellow's leavin'."
 Wbole line spoken
                   E                 A
But you coulda heard a pin drop when Tommy stopped and blocked the door.
 ADA
 Twenty years of crawlin' was bottled up inside him.
 E
He wasn't holdin' nothin' back; he let 'em have it all.
 ADA
When Tommy left the barroom not a Gatlin boy was standin'.
 EA
He said, "This one's for Becky," as he watched the last one fall.
 Spoken
And I heard him say,
 ADA
 "I promised you, Dad, not to do the things you done.
 E
I walk away from trouble when I can.
 ADA
Now please don't think I'm weak, I didn't turn the other cheek,
 DE
and Papa, I sure hope you understand:
 E7A
Sometimes you gotta fight when you're a man."
 No cbords
A                           D                 A
Ev'ryone considered him the coward of the county.


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