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Small Town Southern Man  Alan Jackson

(Intro)
Drop D Tuning and Capo 1st Fret
(Keep in mind, the frets on this tab are numbered with taking in concideration
that a capo is on the 1st fret.)
/ Slide
P Pull Off
H Hammer On
Chords: G, D, A
(Intro)
[D] [G] [D] [G] [D] [G] [D]  
 
 E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D|-2/4/2-0----0-----------2/4/2-0----0------0----2/4/2-0----0----------|
 A|---------0H2---2P0--------------0H2---2P0--------------0H2---2P0-----|
 D|-------------------0---------------------------------------------0---|

[D] [A] [D]  
 
 E|-------------------------|
 B|-------------------------|
 G|-------------------------|
 D|-2/4/2-0-2-2-4/2-0-----0-|
 A|-------------------2-0---|
 D|-------------------------|

[G]Born the middle [D]son of a farmer
And a [A]small town Southern man[D]
[G]Like his daddy's [D]daddy before him
Brought up [A]workin' on the land
[G]Fell in love with a [D]small town woman
And they [A]married up and settled down[D]
[G]Natural way of [D]life if you're lucky
For a [A]small town [G]Southern man[D]
[G]First there came [D]four pretty daughters
For this [A]small town Southern man[D]
[G]Then a few years [D]later came another
A [A]boy, he wasn't planned
[G]Seven people [D]livin' all together
In a [A]house built with his own hands[D]
[G]Little words with [D]love and understandin'
[A] [G] [D]  
And he [G]bowed his head to [D]Jesus
And he [G]stood for Uncle [D]Sam
And he [G]only loved one [D]woman
He was always [A]proud of what he had
He said his [G]greatest contri[D]bution
Is the [G]ones you leave [D]behind
[G]Raised on the [D]ways and gentle kindness
Of a [A]small town [G]Southern man[D]
[D] [G] [D] [A] [D]  
 
 E|---------------------------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------------------------|
 G|---------------------------------------------------|
 D|-2/4/2-0----0-----------2/4/2-0-2-2-4/2-0-----0----|
 A|---------0H2---2P0------------------------2-0------|
 D|-------------------0-------------------------------|

[G]Callous [D]hands told the story
For this [A]small town Southern man[D]
[G]He gave it all to [D]keep it all together
And [A]keep his family on his land
[G]Like his daddy, [D]years wore out his body
Made it [A]hard just to walk and stand[D]
[G]You can break the back
But you [D]can't break the spirit
Of a [A]small town [G]Southern man[D]
And he [G]bowed his head to [D]Jesus
And he [G]stood for Uncle [D]Sam
And he [G]only loved one [D]woman
He was always [A]proud of what he had
He said his [G]greatest contri[D]bution
Is the [G]ones you leave [D]behind
[G]Raised on the [D]ways and gentle kindness
Of a [A]small town [G]Southern man[D]
[D] [G] [D] [G] [D] [G] [D]  
 
 E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D|-2/4/2-0----0-----------2/4/2-0----0------0----2/4/2-0----0----------|
 A|---------0H2---2P0--------------0H2---2P0--------------0H2---2P0-----|
 D|-------------------0---------------------------------------------0---|

[D] [A] [D]  
 
 E|-------------------------|
 B|-------------------------|
 G|-------------------------|
 D|-2/4/2-0-2-2-4/2-0-----0-|
 A|-------------------2-0---|
 D|-------------------------|

[G]Finally [D]death came callin'
For this [A]small town Southern man[D]
[G]He said it's alright 'cause [D]I see angels
And they [A]got me by the hand
[G]Don't you cry, and [D]don't you worry
I'm [A]blessed, and I know I am[D]
[G]'Cause God has a [D]place in Heaven
For a [A]small town [G]Southern man[D]
And he [G]bowed his head to [D]Jesus
And he [G]stood for Uncle [D]Sam
And he [G]only loved one [D]woman
He was always [A]proud of what he had
He said his [G]greatest contri[D]bution
Is the [G]ones you leave [D]behind
[G]Raised on the [D]ways and gentle kindness
Of a [A]small town [G]Southern man[D]
[D] [A] [D]  
 
 E|--------------------------2-|
 B|--------------------------3-|
 G|--------------------------2-|
 D|-2/4/2-0-2-2-4/2-0--------O-|
 A|-------------------2-0------|
 D|----------------------------|

Alright, there you have. Put it all together
and it sounds really good for such complicated song.
I hope this breaks the song down for yall.
Have fun with it!

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