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Coward Of The County4-crd  Kenny Rogers

[C]Everyone considered him the [F]coward of the [C]county
He never stood one single time to prove the county wr[G]ong
[C]His mama named him Tommy, but [F]folks just called him [C]yellow
Something always told me they were [G]reading tommy [C]wrong
(vs. 2)
Chorus. 1
[C]Promise me son not to [F]do the things I've [C]done
[C]Walk away from trouble if you c[G]an
[C]Now it don't mean you're weak if you [F]turn the other [C]cheek
I hope you're old enough to unders[G]tand
[F]You don't have to [G]fight to be a [C]man
vs. 3
[C#]There's someone for everyone and [F#]Tommy's love was [C#]Becky
In her arms he didn't have to prove he was a [G#]man
[C#]One day while he was workin', the [F#]Gatlin Boys came [C#]callin'
They took turns at Becky (spoken in disgust) [G#]there wre three of them.
(vs. 4)
Chorus 2
[C#]Promise me son not to [F#]do the things I've [C#]done
Walk away from trouble if you [G#]can
[C#]Now it don't mean you're weak if you [F#]turn the other [G#]cheek
I hope you're old enough to under[G#]stand
[F#]You don't have to [G#]fight to be a [C#]man
vs. 5
[D]The Gatlin boys just laughed at him [G]when he walked into the [D]bar room
One of the got up and hit him halfway cross the [A]floor
[D]Tommy turned around they said, "[G]Hey, look!  Ol' Yellow's [D]leavin'!"
But you coulda heard a pin drop when Tommy [G]stopped and locked the door.
(vs. 6)
chorus 3
[D]I promised you Dad, not to [G]do the things you've [D]done
I'll walk away from trouble if I [A]can
[D]Now Please don't think I'm weak, I couldn't [G]turn the other [D]cheek
Papa I sure hope you under[A]stand
[D]sometimes you gotta[G] fight when you're a [D]man
C x3201x
F 103211
G 320033
C# x46664
[F#]   [244322]       [G#]D  [466544]x00323
A x02220
Tabed by Andy Eames
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