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Canyon Joe  Joe Purdy

This is a copy/paste job, since the last one lacked the full lyrics! All glory and
honor to the first tabs-ter! I just love the song and like to sing along as I
play! Thanks for doing all the work!
The chords somehow get moved to the right - dunno how or why this happens, but I
tried to put them back into place. Follow the flow of the song and youŽll hear
where the chords fit in.
Enjoy :)
Capo 3rd fret
Chords used:
C: X32010
Em: 022000
F: 133210
G: 320010
Am: X02210
Picking pattern varies in intro sometimes:

Verse picking pattern - again there are variations, but the former tab-ster wrote
that if you stick to this, you canŽt go horribly, fatally wrong:
[C] [Em] [F] [G]  

[Am] [F] [C] [Am] [G] [F]  

After each verse play the intro again and back to the verse.
Intro: G
[C]Well I live in the canyon where the o[Em]ld coyotes howl
They [F]come down from the mountains and the d[G]ogs begin to growl
And they [Am]meet up in the darkness, and they f[F]ight until the death
When the mo[C]rning sun is risi[Am]ng I will bu[G]ry who is left[F]
( Tab from: )
[G] [Am]  
 Oh-------- Oh

[F]They call me Canyon [C]Joe[G]
[C]And I stay in the cabin Wh[Em]ere I work my hands to bleed
[F]Swing the hammer to the nail And I[G] swing the axe onto the tree
[Am]And I once cleared these woods Yeah [F]there used to be a path
[C]And now the tr[Am]ees have overgrown just t[G]o prove that nothing lasts[F]
[G]And oh-----[Am]oh,
[F]they c[C]all me Can[G]yon Joe
[C]The old man went crazy He l[Em]ives high up on the ridge
[F]He used to tell me all the stories of the churc[G]h house and the bridge
[Am]But the bridge, she washed away your sin The churc[F]h house- it got burned
'[C]Cause this world has[Am] gone ang[G]ry and some people [F]never learn
[G]And oh-----o[Am]h,
[F]they c[C]all me Can[G]yon Joe
[C]And I once loved a woman Yes and [Em]Georgia was her name
[F]We met out in the foothills of [G]the Ozark Mountain Range
[Am]We saw the world together Least [F]the parts that we love most
S[C]he still comes to [Am]me in dreams I am sti[G]ll haunted with her gh[F]ost
[G]And oh-----oh[Am],
[F]they ca[C]ll me Ca[G]nyon Joe
[C]And all my thoughts are heavy [Em]My beard, it has grown long
[F]And I search the face of six-strings for an [G]old familiar song
[Am]But the chords, they all sound foreign like the pl[F]aces that I've been
[C]So I close my[Am] eyes to sleep[G] Tomorrow I will try [F]again
[G]And o[Am]h, t[F]hey call me [C]Canyon Joe[G]
Oh, oh, they call me Canyon Joe
Singing oh, oh, they call me Canyon Joe

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