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William  Chris Knight

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[Bb]Well I remember W[F]illiam
[Eb]We weren't much more than [Bb]kids
His [Eb]family lived in a [Bb]run down shack
Like the [F]rest of the white trash [Eb]did
[Bb]Now me and ole W[F]illiam
We used to [Eb]smoke out behind the [Bb]barn
Til his [Eb]daddy caught him stealing [Bb]cigarettes
[F]I still think he broke William's [Bb]arm
[Bb]When I was drinkin my [F]first beer
Ole W[Eb]illiam was getting [Bb]high
He got [Eb]kicked out of school for [Bb]fightin and drugs
And he [F]stayed out late at [Eb]night
[Bb]He never said too m[F]uch about home
Or the b[Eb]ruises on his b[Bb]ack
[Eb]I asked him [Bb]about em one time
But he [F]never answered b[Eb]ack
[Eb]Yeah William
You g[F]rew up hard and [Bb]mean
You [Eb]weren't the apple of your [Bb]mama's eye
And your [F]daddy was a burned out [Eb]fiend
[Bb]For what it's worth now [F]William
I know you [Eb]could've had a heart of [Bb]gold
But I don't [Eb]think you ever knew that you [Bb]had one
I don't t[F]hink you were ever [Bb]told [Eb]    [F]   [Bb]

[Bb]He spent a year in [F]reform school
Cause he [Eb]broke in a hardware [Bb]store
[Eb]Now me and William lost track of e[Bb]ach other
I never s[F]aw him much an[Eb]ymore
[Bb]The last time I seen[F] William
He was [Eb]married and had two [Bb]kids
He tried to [Eb]raise em like he was [Bb]supposed to
But sometimes he [F]raised em like his daddy [Eb]did


[Bb]Well just last Sunday [F]mornin
Momma [Eb]called me on the [Bb]phone
Said there's a s[Eb]tory in the paper about[Bb] William
She just thought I [F]might like to [Eb]know
[Bb]He got shot by a [F]city cop
While he was [Eb]robbin a local d[Bb]rugstore
He was [Eb]survived by two hungry [Bb]kids, a wife
and a [F]pool of blood on the [Eb]floor


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