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The Ballad of Mr. Jenkins  Craig Morgan

With skin as tou[G]gh as a burlap sack
[G/B]He had his second heart attack
[C]Last summer but hes still [G]goin
[G]Theres a melancholy in his eyes
[G/B]For all of you who care enough
[Cadd9]To wonder why, well, let me [G]tell you
[Em]It all started back in [Asus]1957
[Cadd9]When ole Walt Disney took him by [D]surprise[Cadd9]
[G/B]Thats the [D]day Old [Cadd9]Yeller [G]died
[G]Well, that twelve year old became a man
[G/B]Eleven years too soon in Vietnam[Cadd9]
With his best friend [G]Tommy
[G]They were tough as nails and southern born
[G/B]And awfully proud to wear that uniform[Cadd9]
Then things got [G]scary
[Em]On April 4th, Tommy left for [Asus]Heaven
[Cadd9]The same year the world was taken by [D]surprise[Cadd9]
[G/B]Thats the [D]day Martin [Cadd9]Luther di[G]ed
So [D]before you judge him you need to know
[Cadd9]Theres more to that old man than what you
[G]See there on that barstool with a [D]Bourbon in his hand
[G]You heard about his younger years
[Cadd9]But dont leave now theres more to hear
[G]That might explain the pain in that old [D]man
[G]How quick America forgot
[G/B]About the only war theyd lost
[Cadd9]And life goes on, thats what they [G]tell ya
[G]No ticker tape no reason why
[G/B]Might have never seen the end of that chapter
[Cadd9]Of his life, if he hadnt met [G]Betty
[Em]They got married in December 19[Asus]80
[Cadd9]No doubt it was the best day of his [D]life
[Cadd9]Two da[G/B]ys before[D] John [Cadd9]Lennon [G]died
So[D] before you judge him you need to know
[Cadd9]Theres more to that old man than what you
[G]See there on that barstool with a [D]Bourbon in his hand
[D]Now weve covered chapter two
[Cadd9]I can almost see a change in you
[G]Theres still a lot of life in that old[D] man
He [G]hadnt had a drink in at least a year
[G/B]To tell the truth Im shocked hes here
[Cadd9]But as long as he wants em,[D] Im gonna pour em
Before [G]you came in I asked him why
He just [G/B]raised his fragile head and wiped his eye[Cadd9]s
And then he [G]told me
[Em]Ive seen so much in my life Ive never [Asus]questioned
This [Cadd9]time the good Lord took me by [D]surprise[Cadd9]
[G/B]Yesterd[D]ay my [Cadd9]Betty [G]died
[G]With skin as tough as a burlap sack
[G/B]He had his second heart attack
[Cadd9]Last summer but hes still goin[G]

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