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Old Red  Blake Shelton
















[E]Well I caught my wife with another man
And it [D]cost me[A] ninety[E]-nine
[E]On a prison farm in Georgia
Close to the Florida [B]line
[E]Well I’ve been here for two long years
[D]I finally made the [A]warden my [E]friend
[E]And so he sentenced me to a life of ease
[B]Taking care of Ol’ [E]Red

Now Ol’ Red he’s the damndest dog
That I’ve ever seen
Got a nose that can smell a two day trail
He’s a four legged tracking machine
You can consider yourself mighty lucky to get past
The gators and the quicksand beds
But all these years that I been here
Ain’t nobody got past Red

Chorus:
[E]And the warden sang,
[E7]Come on someb[E]ody [E7]why don’t you r[E]un
[E7]Ol’ Red’s i[E]tchin to h[B]ave a little f[E]un
[E7]Get my l[E]antern, g[E7]et my g[E]un
[E7]Red’ll have you tr[E]eed ‘fore the m[B]orning c[E]omes

[E]                         [D]   [A]         

Well I paid off the guard and I slipped out a letter
To my cousin up in Tennessee
Oh and he brought down a blue tick hound
She was pretty as she could be
Well the penned her up in the swampland
About a mile just south of the gate
And I’d take Ol’ Red for his evening run
I’d just drop him off and wait


[E]And the warden sang,
[E7]Come on someb[E]ody [E7]why don’t you r[E]un
[E7]Ol’ Red’s i[E]tchin to h[B]ave a little f[E]un
[E7]Get my l[E]antern, g[E7]et my g[E]un
[E7]Red’ll have you tr[E]eed ‘fore the m[B]orning c[E]omes

[E]                         [D]   [A]         

Now Ol’ Red got real used to seeing
His lady every night
And so I kept him away for three or four days
And waited til the time got right
Well I made my run with the evening sun
And I smiled when I heard ‘em turn Red out
Cause I was headed north to Tennessee
And Ol’ Red was headed south


[E]And the warden sang,
[E7]Come on someb[E]ody [E7]why don’t you r[E]un
[E7]Ol’ Red’s i[E]tchin to h[B]ave a little f[E]un
[E7]Get my l[E]antern, g[E7]et my g[E]un
[E7]Red’ll have you tr[E]eed ‘fore the m[B]orning c[E]omes

[E]                         [D]   [A]         

[E]Now there’s red hair blue ticks all in the south
[E]Love got me in here and l[B]ove got me o[E]ut

The END!


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