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Johnson County War  Chris LeDoux

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Tabbed by Wyomingcowboy86
For Guitar 2 Fills choose Johnson County War(Guitar 2)
Guitar 2

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[Am]Headed for Wyoming, in [G]18[Am]82, [Am]A woman, a team, and a wagon.
Gonna make [G]our dreams come tr[Am]ue.
[F]Settled in the [G]foothills of the big horn mountain [Am]slope.
Life is sweet we lived on the meat, of the [G]deer and the [Am]antelope
[Am]We cut house logs on the mountain, with the [G]team we hauled 'em do[Am]wn
[Am]Peeled 'em and we stacked 'em up, [G]plowed some bottom [Am]ground.
[F]Traded for some cat[G]tle, turned 'em out on the [Am]range
[Am]The skies were blue and we never knew...[G]How things were gonna [Am]change
[F]Ole powder river, yo[G]u're muddy and [Am]wide,
[F]How many men have died...upon your sh[E]ores.
[F]When you brand a man a rustler, [G]he's gotta take a [Am]side.
There's no [F]middle ground in this [G]Johnson Country [Am]War.
[Am]Well, the neighbors stopped by yesterday, [G]while I was outside choppin?
[Am]And they filled me in on the local news, [G]ain't none of it sounded [Am]good,
[F]Said, they'd been some cattle stealin', [G]by some no count outlaw [Am]band.
[Am]We'd all been branded rustler's by the big [G]ranchers of this [Am]land.
[Am]Well it was us against the cattlemen, and the [G]years just made it [Am]worse.
[Am]First the drought, then the tough winter, [G]Johnson County had been dealt
a [Am]curse,
[F]Then their came the story about the [G]two "dry gulch" [Am]attacks:
[Am]Ranger Jones and John Tisdale [G]both been shot in the [Am]back
Verse 3
[Am]Then last night at supper time, [G]riders stopped by [Am]chance.
[Am]They said cattleman and hired guns, [G]just burned the Kaycee [Am]Ranch,
[F]Two men had died this mornin', [G]shot down in the [Am]snow
[Am]Now the vigilante army was on the [G]march to [Am]Buffalo
[Am]Well the county was in an uproar, an [G]every man saddled up to [Am]ride
[Am]Caught the cattlemen at the TA Ranch, and [G]surrounded all four [Am]sides
[F]We hailed the house with [G]bullets and swore they were gonna [Am]pay
[Am]But the Calvary came across the plains, and [G]once again saved the [Am]day
[Am]Well, they marched 'em off to Cheyenne, and [G]no one went to [Am]jail
[Am]The cattlemen we're all turned loose, and the [G]hired guns hit the [Am]trail
[F]And I guess the only [Em]justice, wasn't [G]much to say the [Am]least
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Last winter me and mine ate mighty fine on the cattle baron's beef.
There's no [F]middle ground in this [G]Johnson County [Am]War...
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