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Blackjack County Chains  The Del McCoury Band

[D]I was standin' by the [G]road in Black Jack Co[D]unty.
[D]Not knowing that the [C]Sheriff[G] paid a [A]bounty,
[D]For men like me who d[C]idn't have a pe[G]nny to their na[A]me.
[D]He locked my legs in 3[G]5 pounds of B[D]lack Jack Cou[A]nty Chai[D]n.
[D]All we had to e[G]at was bread and wa[D]ter,
[D]Everyday we had to b[C]uild his road a[G] mile and a qua[A]rter,
[D]A Black Snake Whip would s[C]ting our backs if so[G]me poor fool co[A]mplained,
B[D]ut we couldn't fight back wearing 3[G]5 pounds of B[D]lack Jack Coun[A]ty Cha[D]in.
[D]Then one night while the She[G]riff lay a sl[D]eepin',
[D]We all gathered r[C]ound him [G]slowly cree[A]pin',
[D]Heaven help me t[C]o forget that n[G]ight in the cold cold r[A]ain
W[D]hen we beat him to death wearing 3[G]5 pounds of B[D]lack Jack Coun[A]ty Chai[D]n
[D]The wounds have all h[G]ealed and I am tha[D]nkful,
[D]And there's nothing left but s[C]cars aro[G]und my ankle[A].
[D]But best of all no ma[C]n will ever [G]be a slave ag[A]ain,
[D]To a Black Snake Whip and 3[G]5 pounds of B[D]lack Jack Cou[A]nty Ch[D]ain.
[D]But best of all no m[C]an will ever b[G]e a slave a[A]gain,

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