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Copperhead Road - Steve Earle

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 Drop D Tuning - 4/4 Time
 Audio File: willc's Music Library
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Intro:
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   D
              _ _           _     _ _           _ 
   | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | |
e|---------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
B|---------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
G|-0h2-2---|-4s5s4-0-2-2-|-4s5---4s5s4-0-|-0-2-0h2---|
D|-0-------|---------0-0-|---------------|-----0-----|
A|---------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
D|---------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
              _ _           _     _ _           _ 
   | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | |
e|---------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
B|---------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
G|-0h2-2---|-4s5s4-0-2-2-|-4s5---4s5s4-0-|-0-2-0h2---|
D|-0-------|---------0-0-|---------------|-----0-----|
A|---------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
D|---------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
              _ _           _ 
   | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | |
e|---------|-------------|-----------|
B|-0-3-----|-0h3p0-------|-----------|
G|---------|---------0---|-0h2-------|
D|---0-----|-------------|-0---------|
A|---------|-------------|-----------|
D|---------|-------------|-----------|

Intro 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|-------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------|
D|-------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------|

Melody 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
   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|-5---------|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
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|-5---------|-------------|-----------------|-------------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|-5---------|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
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|-5---------|-------------|-----------------|-------------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 (2 times),
- Last 4 lines of Verse,
    _   _   _   _     _ 
   | | | | | | | |   | | | | |
e|-----------------|-----------|
B|-----------------|-----------|
G|-----2-0---------|-----------|
D|---------4p0---0-|-2p0---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|-5---------|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
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|-5---------|-------------|-----------------|-------------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 (2 times), fade out...
        
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Copperhead Road - Steve Earle




Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 8/15/2019
Updated: 11/16/2020
Audio: willc's Music Library
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Copperhead Road

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Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
Copperhead Road

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".

Tutorials:

* Intro from: https://www.ultimate-tabs.com/steve-earle/copperhead-road-chords

* Intro From: ultimate-tabs.com

* Main Riff/Melody From: songsterr.com

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