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Copperhead Road 

Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
  Artist: Steve Earle
 Audio: willc's Music Library
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Drop D Tuning - 4/4 Time

Intro: 
(www.ultimate-tabs.com/steve-earle/copperhead-road-chords)

   D
              _ _           _     _ _           _ 
   | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | |
e|---------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
B|---------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
G|-0h2-2---|-4s5s4-0-2---|-4s5---4s5s4-0-|-0-2-0h2---|
D|-0-------|---------0---|---------------|-----0-----|
A|---------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
D|---------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
              _ _           _     _ _           _ 
   | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | |
e|---------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
B|---------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
G|-0h2-2---|-4s5s4-0-2---|-4s5---4s5s4-0-|-0-2-0h2---|
D|-0-------|---------0---|---------------|-----0-----|
A|---------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
D|---------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
              _ _           _ 
   | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | |
e|---------|-------------|-----------|
B|-0-3-----|-0h3p0-------|-----------|
G|---------|---------0---|-0h2-------|
D|---0-----|-------------|-0---------|
A|---------|-------------|-----------|
D|---------|-------------|-----------|


Chords:  D,  D,  D,  D,  G,  D,  D


Main Riff/ Melody: 
(www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/steve-earle-copperhead-road-tab-s54497t5)

   D
    _       _     _ _   _     _     _     _   _     _ _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------|
B|-------------|-----------------|---3-----------|-------------|
G|-0h2-2-2-0-2-|-4s2p0-0h2-2-4-4s|-5---5-5s4p0-0-|-4s2p0---2---|
D|-0---0-0-0-0-|-0-----0---0-0---|-----0-0-------|-0-----0---0-|
A|-------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------|
D|-------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------|


Verse 1:
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D                                   D
Well my name's John Lee Pettimore
D                                   D
Same as my daddy and his daddy before
D                                   D
You hardly ever saw Grandaddy down here
D                                   D
He only came to town about twice a year
D                                                     D
He'd buy a hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line
D                                   D
Everybody knew that he made moonshine
   G           C     G       D                 '
          _     _ _           _ _ _   _ _ _     _   _ _     _
   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
e|-3---------|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-0---------|---------0---|-----3-----------|-----------------|
G|-0-0-0-2-4-|-5s4p0-----0-|-4s5---5-4p0-2-0-|-----------------|
D|-0---------|-------0-----|-----------------|-4p0-------0-0-0-|
A|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-----0h2h3-------|
D|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Now the revenue man wanted Grandaddy bad. 
                    He headed up the holler with everything he had
   G           C     G       D                 '
          _     _ _           _ _ _   _ _ _     _   _ _    
   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |
e|-3---------|-------------|-----------------|---------------|
B|-0---------|---------0---|-----3-----------|---------------|
G|-0-0-0-2-4-|-5s4p0-----0-|-4s5---5-4p0-2-0-|---------------|
D|-0---------|-------0-----|-----------------|-4p0-------0---|
A|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-----0h2h3-----|
D|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-------------0-|
It's before my time, but I've been told. 
                          He never came back from Copperhead Road 


Main Riff/Melody: (2 times)
----------------
    _       _     _ _   _     _     _     _   _     _ _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------|
B|-------------|-----------------|---3-----------|-------------|
G|-0h2-2-2-0-2-|-4s2p0-0h2-2-4-4s|-5---5-5s4p0-0-|-4s2p0---2---|
D|-0---0-0-0-0-|-0-----0---0-0---|-----0-0-------|-0-----0---0-|
A|-------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------|
D|-------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------|


Verse 2:
-------

D                                            D
Now Daddy ran the whiskey in a big block Dodge
D                                            D
Bought it at an auction at the Mason's Lodge
D                                            D
Johnson County Sheriff painted on the side
D                                            D
Just shot a coat of primer then he looked inside
D                                            D
Well him and my uncle tore that engine down
D                                            D
I still remember that rumblin' sound
   G           C     G       D                 '
          _     _ _           _ _ _   _ _ _     _   _ _     _
   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
e|-3---------|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-0---------|---------0---|-----3-----------|-----------------|
G|-0-0-0-2-4-|-5s4p0-----0-|-4s5---5-4p0-2-0-|-----------------|
D|-0---------|-------0-----|-----------------|-4p0-------0-0-0-|
A|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-----0h2h3-------|
D|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Then the sheriff came around in the middle of the night.
                     Heard Mama cryin', knew something wasn't right
   G           C     G       D                 '
          _     _ _           _ _ _   _ _ _     _   _ _    
   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |
e|-3---------|-------------|-----------------|---------------|
B|-0---------|---------0---|-----3-----------|---------------|
G|-0-0-0-2-4-|-5s4p0-----0-|-4s5---5-4p0-2-0-|---------------|
D|-0---------|-------0-----|-----------------|-4p0-------0---|
A|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-----0h2h3-----|
D|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-------------0-|
He was headed down to Knoxville with the weekly load. 
           You could smell the whiskey burnin' down Copperhead Road


Bridge: 
------

D,  D,  D,  D

Main Riff/Melody: (2 times)
----------------
    _       _     _ _   _     _     _     _   _     _ _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------|
B|-------------|-----------------|---3-----------|-------------|
G|-0h2-2-2-0-2-|-4s2p0-0h2-2-4-4s|-5---5-5s4p0-0-|-4s2p0---2---|
D|-0---0-0-0-0-|-0-----0---0-0---|-----0-0-------|-0-----0---0-|
A|-------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------|
D|-------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------|

Last 8 bars of Verse:
--------------------

   G           C     G       D                 '
          _     _ _           _ _ _   _ _ _     _   _ _     _
   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
e|-3---------|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-0---------|---------0---|-----3-----------|-----------------|
G|-0-0-0-2-4-|-5s4p0-----0-|-4s5---5-4p0-2-0-|-----------------|
D|-0---------|-------0-----|-----------------|-4p0-------0-0-0-|
A|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-----0h2h3-------|
D|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   G           C     G       D                 '
          _     _ _           _ _ _   _ _ _     _   _ _    
   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |
e|-3---------|-------------|-----------------|---------------|
B|-0---------|---------0---|-----3-----------|---------------|
G|-0-0-0-2-4-|-5s4p0-----0-|-4s5---5-4p0-2-0-|---------------|
D|-0---------|-------0-----|-----------------|-4p0-------0---|
A|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-----0h2h3-----|
D|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-------------0-|

Final Riff:
----------
    _   _   _   _     _
   | | | | | | | |   | | | | |
e|-----------------|-----------|
B|-----------------|-----------|
G|-----2-0---------|-----------|
D|---------4p0---0-|-2p0---0-0-|
A|-3s5---------3---|-----3-----|
D|-----------------|-----------|


Verse 3:
-------

D                                        D
I volunteered for the Army on my birthday
D                                                   D
They draft the white trash first, ‘round here anyway
D                                  D
I done two tours of duty in Vietnam
D                                  D
I came home with a brand new plan
D                                       D
I take the seed from Colombia and Mexico
D                                           D
plant it up the holler down Copperhead Road
   G           C     G       D                 '
          _     _ _           _ _ _   _ _ _     _   _ _     _
   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
e|-3---------|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-0---------|---------0---|-----3-----------|-----------------|
G|-0-0-0-2-4-|-5s4p0-----0-|-4s5---5-4p0-2-0-|-----------------|
D|-0---------|-------0-----|-----------------|-4p0-------0-0-0-|
A|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-----0h2h3-------|
D|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
And now the D.E.A.'s got a chopper in the air. 
                      I wake up screaming like I'm back over there
   G           C     G       D                 '
          _     _ _           _ _ _   _ _ _     _   _ _    
   | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |
e|-3---------|-------------|-----------------|---------------|
B|-0---------|---------0---|-----3-----------|---------------|
G|-0-0-0-2-4-|-5s4p0-----0-|-4s5---5-4p0-2-0-|---------------|
D|-0---------|-------0-----|-----------------|-4p0-------0---|
A|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-----0h2h3-----|
D|-----------|-------------|-----------------|-------------0-|
I learned a thing or two from Charlie, don't you know? 
                         You better stay away from Copperhead Road


Outro:
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- D,  D,  D,  D,
- Main Riff/Melody (2 times), fade out...
 
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