Copperhead Road Chords

[Intro]
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* PLAY RIFF 1 AFTER EACH VERSE LINE
 
[Verse]
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Well my name's John Lee Pettimore
Same as my daddy and his daddy before
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You hardly ever saw Grandaddy down here
He only came to town about twice a year
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He'd buy a hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line
Everybody knew that he made moonshine
           G                  C       G
Now the revenue man wanted Grandaddy bad
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He headed up the holler with everything he had
       G                  C         G
It's before my time but I've been told
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He never came back from Copperhead Road
 
[INTRO RIFF]
 
[Verse]
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Now Daddy ran the whiskey in a big block Dodge
Bought it at an auction at the Mason's Lodge
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Johnson County Sheriff painted on the side
Just shot a coat of primer then he looked inside
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Well him and my uncle tore that engine down
I still remember that rumblin' sound
            G                         C             G
Well the sheriff came around in the middle of the night
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Heard mama cryin', knew something wasn't right
         G                                 C      G
He was headed down to Knoxville with the weekly load
D (LET RING)
You could smell the whiskey burnin' down Copperhead Road
 
[Break]
D  N.C. x4
 
[Instrumental]  x2
G  C G  D
 
[Verse]
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I volunteered for the Army on my birthday
They draft the white trash first,'round here anyway
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I done two tours of duty in Vietnam
And I came home with a brand new plan
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I take the seed from Colombia and Mexico
I plant it up the holler down Copperhead Road
           G              C             G
Well the D.E.A.'s got a chopper in the air
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I wake up screaming like I'm back over there
     G                               C               G
I learned a thing or two from ol' Charlie don't you know
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You better stay away from Copperhead Road
 
[Break]
D  N.C. 4x
 
[Outro]
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G|-2-2-2-2-4p2p0-2--0-0--5-5-5-4-4\2-2p0-2------|
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* PLAY RIFF 1 AFTER EACH VERSE LINE
 
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