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Before the Devil Knows We're Dead  Turnpike Troubadours

Before The Devil Knows We're Dead
By Turnpike Troubadours
Somebody figure out that badass acoustic intro!
Play the Am with alternating bass and a hammer on the 4th string, 2nd fret
[C]He was [G]pushing [Am]eighty but he acted twenty two
[F]He could laugh and [C]drink just like his [G]grandchildren would [Am]do
There was [Am]square hay on the meadow, second cutting of the year
Well his [F]summer work was [C]over once they [G]got the pasture [Am]clear
They were [Am]drinking on the big bluff, 'cross the river from the field
Well, he [F]walked up the [C]edge and threw a [G]stone and he [Am]kneeled
And he [C]looked down [G]at the [Am]water, said boys I'm going in
They were [F]cheering when he [C]jumped but he did [G]not come up a[Am]gain
Well [F]raise another [C]round boys and [G]have another [Am]glass
Be [F]thankful for [C]today knowing [G]it'll never [B7]last
And lets [F]leave the world a-[C]laughing when our [G]eulogies are [Am]read
May we [F]all get to [C]heaven 'fore the [G]devil knows were [Am]dead
May we [F]all get to [C]heaven 'fore the [G]devil knows were [Am]dead
Well it was twenty after midnight and they were going eighty five
She was barely out of high school, wasn't bad to feel alive
Just a two lane piece of blacktop, a snaky stretch of road
Well the wind blew through the wing vents, it was clear and fresh and cold
Well the driver killed the headlights and he put the throttle down
When they hit the railroad crossin, they were five feet off the ground
Just a screamin through the midnight till they came down again
When the front tire hit a bar-ditch, they went end over end
Well I'm twenty eight years old now, I was born in eighty four
And I've been as free as I can be and I won't ask for anymore
So let the fiddle play a hoedown after I draw my last breath
Well tell everyone I know that I loved them all to death
May we all get to heaven 'fore the devil knows were dead
May we all get to heaven 'fore the devil knows were dead

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