Guitar Tabs, Chords and Lyrics
Update 25:10. 13:00. Site is back up running again. Songbooks are recovered. Woring on getting search back up..

Backslider Blues  Jason Boland & The Stragglers

[D] [Bm] [A]  
[D]No doubt the prayers of my mother
Have t[Bm]aken me aways down the l[A]ine,
And I[G]'d swear the life of my s[D]ister,
Well she's brighter than the sun when she sh[A]ines.
And [D]I have been baptized in water,
[Bm]I have been baptized in f[A]ire
And I've k[G]nelt with both hands on the a[D]ltar
And I[A]'ve even s[G]ang in the ch[D]oir.
There've been f[Bm]orks in the road when I[G]'ve had to ch[D]oose...
I p[A]ray He'll forgive me for s[G]ingin' the b[A]ackslider b[D]lues.
Yeah the back[G]slider blues ain't a har[D]d song to sing.
You k[Bm]now right from wr[G]ong, you just d[D]on't do a t[A]hing.
S[G]tand there alone, feelin' bat[D]tered and bruised,
S[Bm]ingin' the ba[A]ckslider b[G]lues. -
[D] [Bm] [A]  
To the neon haze of the bar.
To the liquor that's left me the scars.
To the clothes strung all 'cross the floor.
To the times that I've ran out the door.
Been taken by surprise by some women and rouge,
And I pray He'll forgive me for singin' the backslider blues.
And I hope that we can all make it
To the place where true freedom rings
And I pray that they have us some guitars
So we can walk through the red buds and sing.
Never know when you're out on life's highway,
Gabriel might pull up to you.
He'll say "Child, climb in and ride shotgun
And we'll see what this big rig can do".
There'll be nothin' more to say and nothin' left to lose.
He'll have forgotten when we sang the backslider blues.

Important: The song above is NOT stored on the Chordie server. The original song is hosted at Chordie works as a search engine and provides on-the-fly formatting. Chordie does not index songs against artists'/composers' will. To remove this song please click here.

Text color:
Chord color:
Chord grids: 
Font size:    
Page size: 

A Bm D G
Rate #2 of 4 versions

Login - add to songbook


You need to log in to post comments