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Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
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Copperhead Road - Steve Earle  (4/4 - Drop D Tuning)

Intro:
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   D
              _ _             _       _ _           _ 
   | | | |   | | | | |  |    | |  |  | | | |   | | | |  |
e|---------|---------------|-----------------|-------------|
B|---------|---------------|-----------------|-------------|
G|-0h2-2---|-4s5s4-0-2-(2)-|-4s5-(5)-4s5s4-0-|-0-2-0h2-(2)-|
D|-0-------|---------0-(0)-|-----------------|-----0---(0)-|
A|---------|---------------|-----------------|-------------|
E|---------|---------------|-----------------|-------------|
              _ _             _       _ _           _ 
   | | | |   | | | | |  |    | |  |  | | | |   | | | |  |
e|---------|---------------|-----------------|-------------|
B|---------|---------------|-----------------|-------------|
G|-0h2-2---|-4s5s4-0-2-(2)-|-4s5-(5)-4s5s4-0-|-0-2-0h2-(2)-|
D|-0-------|---------0-(0)-|-----------------|-----0---(0)-|
A|---------|---------------|-----------------|-------------|
E|---------|---------------|-----------------|-------------|
              _ _           _ 
   | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | |
e|---------|-------------|-----------|-----------------|
B|-0-3-----|-0h3p0-------|-----------|-----------------|
G|---------|---------0---|-0h2-------|-----------------|
D|---0-----|-------------|-0---------|-----------------|
A|---------|-------------|-----------|-----------------|
E|---------|-------------|-----------|-----------------|

From: www.ultimate-tabs.com/steve-earle/copperhead-road-chords


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


Main Riff/Melody:
----------------               |Riff played at end of each line|
    _       _     _ _   _     _     _     _   _     _ _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
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|-------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------|
E|-------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------|

From: www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/steve-earle-copperhead-road-tab-s54497t5


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


Last 4 lines 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-------|
E|-5---------|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Now the revenue...Grandaddy bad. 
                            He headed up the holler with..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-----|
E|-5---------|-------------|-----------------|-------------0-|
It's before my...I've been told. 
                            He never came back...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|-------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------|
E|-------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------|


Verse 2:
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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


Last 4 lines 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-------|
E|-5---------|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Well the sheriff...of the night 
                            Heard mama cryin' knew..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-----|
E|-5---------|-------------|-----------------|-------------0-|
He was headed...the weekly load
                             You could smell...Copperhead Road


Bridge: 
------

- D,  D,  D,  D,
- Main Riff (2 times),
- Riff played at last 4 lines of verse,
    _   _   _   _     _ 
   | | | | | | | |   | | | |  |
e|-----------------|-------------|
B|-----------------|-------------|
G|-----2-0---------|-------------|
D|---------4p0---0-|-2p0---0-(0)-|
A|-3s5---------3---|-----3-------|
E|-----------------|-------------|


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


Last 4 lines 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-------|
E|-5---------|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Well the D.E.A...in the air
                            I wake up screaming...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-----|
E|-5---------|-------------|-----------------|-------------0-|
I learned a thing...don't you know
                             You better stay ..Copperhead Road

Outro:
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- D,  D,  D,  D,
- Main Riff (2 times), fade out...
        
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Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
Copperhead Road is the third studio album by Steve Earle, released in 1988. The album is often referred to as Earle's first "rock record"; Earle himself calls it the world's first blend of heavy metal and bluegrass, and the January 26, 1989 review of the album by Rolling Stone suggested that the style be called "power twang".

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Copperhead Road - Steve Earle




Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 8/15/2019
Updated: 8/19/2019
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