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King Cotton Blues Chords

[Intro]
Am  C  G  F
Am  C Bb F Am
 
[Verse 1]
Am           C             G            F
Got the King Cotton Blues, that I can't deny
Am             C              Bb     F      Am
Always been in trouble, boys, never did know why
Am            C            G             F
Some say it's my attitude, others say my luck
Am             C              Bb        F       Am
Those who say my just deserts can take a flying fuck
 
[Verse 2]
Am           C             G                 F
Got the King Cotton Blues, right down to the core
Am           C             Bb          F       Am
I can take a licking boys, stand up and ask for more
Am                 C        G                   F
It ain't 'cause of courage, on account of being brave
Am               C         Bb       F     Am
I never saw much reason to avoid an early grave
 
[Chorus]
Bb   F      C      G     Bb     F    C
King Cotton blues, boys, be it understood
Am             E         F              Am
Shotgun is too merciful, hanging is too good
Bb    F     C       G     Bb     F      C
Drowning's too uncertain, poison is too slow
Am                   C                 F                E
To snuff a worthless widow's son whose time has come to go
 
[Verse 3]
Am           C             G         F
Got the King Cotton Blues, reason to complain
Am            C           Bb    F      Am
All the local prostitutes spit upon my name
Am            C             G                F
I take out my hankerchief, and dust that shit away
Am                  C              Bb        F         Am
Revenge don't bring relief, boys, no matter what they say
 
[Verse 4]
Am           C             G             F
Got the King Cotton Blues, price upon my head
Am             C            Bb     F      Am
A thousand bucks alive, and double if I'm dead
Am                         C        G              F
They don't want to have to feed me, they know my appetite
Am                          C         Bb   F       Am
Let's head down to the bar, boys, and pick another fight
 
[Chorus]
Bb   F      C      G     Bb     F    C
King Cotton blues, boys, be it understood
Am             E         F              Am
Shotgun is too merciful, hanging is too good
Bb    F     C       G     Bb     F      C
Drowning's too uncertain, poison is too slow
Am                   C                 F                E
To snuff a worthless widow's son whose time has come to go
 
[Verse 5]
Am           C             G                 F
Got the King Cotton Blues, when shit hits the fan
Am           C          Bb     F       Am
No shame to duck, boys, any chance you can
Am             C            G                   F
Take your absolution at the whorehouse down the block
Am           C        Bb          F        Am
Those who disavow you can wind the devil's clock
 
[Verse 6]
Am           C              G                  F
Got the King Cotton Blues, every dog knows the tune
 Am            C         Bb        F           Am
Every cat has a version, beneath a bright full moon
Am            C           G               F
Take your revolution, and stick it upper class
Am             C             Bb      F              Am
Be kind to one another, and dip your lights when you pass
 
[Chorus]
Bb   F      C      G     Bb     F    C
King Cotton blues, boys, be it understood
Am             E         F              Am
Shotgun is too merciful, hanging is too good
Bb    F     C       G     Bb     F      C
Drowning's too uncertain, poison is too slow
Am                   C                 F                E
To snuff a worthless widow's son whose time has come to go
 
[Instrumental]
Am  C  G  F
Am  C Bb F Am
Am  C  G  F
Am  C Bb F Am
Am  C  G  F
Am  C Bb F Am
Am  C  G  F
Am  C Bb F Am
Bb F C G Bb F C
Am  E  F  Am
Bb F C G Bb F C
Am  E  F  Am
 
[Verse 7]
Am           C             G                   F
Got the King Cotton Blues, that's all I got to say
Am               C               Bb         F      Am
They done locked up the keys, and threw the house away
Am                 C             G            F
I'll just bide my time until they pop my red balloon
Am             C                Bb  F          Am
Feed me to the tigers, throw my leg across the room
 
[Chorus]
Bb   F      C      G     Bb     F    C
King Cotton blues, boys, be it understood
Am             E         F              Am
Shotgun is too merciful, hanging is too good
Bb    F     C       G     Bb     F      C
Drowning's too uncertain, poison is too slow
Am                   C                 F                E
To snuff a worthless widow's son whose time has come to go
 
[Outro]
E E E E
Am Am Am Am
E E E E
Am Am Am Am
Dm Dm Dm
Am Am Am Am
E E E
Am Dm Am

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