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Alison Krauss - The Boy That Wouldn't Hoe Corn (Chord)
Album: Alison Krauss & Union Station - Live (2002)
Submitter: lmofle (333) on 10/19/03 6 comments
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The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn
By Alison Krauss & Union Station

Drop D Tuning

Dm                                        Bb
Tell you a little story and it won't take long
C                                        Dm
'Bout a lazy farmer who wouldn't hoe his corn
Dm                           Bb
The reason why I never could tell
C                         Dm
That young man was always well

He planted his corn in the month of June
By July it was up to his eyes
Come September there came a big frost
And all the young man's corn was lost

His courtship had just begun
Said young man, "Have you hauled some corn?"
"Well I tried and I tried and I tried in vain,
But I don't believe I raised one grain."

Well he went down town to his neighbor's door
Where he had often been before
Sayin "Pretty little miss will you marry me,
Little miss what do you say?"

"Why do you come for me to wed?
You can't even make your own cornbread
Single I am and will remain.
A lazy man I won't maintain."

He turned his back and walked away
Sayin "Little miss you'll rue the day.
You'll rue the day that you were born
Givin me the devil cause I wouldn't hoe corn."
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
I think you might find that a DMINOR Chord sounds better then the D.
-tezza23 | 11/24/2003
I agree with tezza23. I don't think that Bb chord belongs there,
either. I'm playing 224432 - Anyone got a different one?

-danielcraggs | 4/5/2004
You guys are listening to the dobro - not the guitar. The dobro goes
to a minor sound but the guitar is a major chord which is the
Bb...also make sure you've drop D tuned.

-lmofle | 4/5/2004
hey all, try this...i think its a variation on the B chord EADGBe
xx3331 i believe that its a Bb (B flat). also, i might add that the D
chord sounds good, these people use lots of guitars when they record
in the studio, or they mix it well, try not to play the high e when
the D chord is played in the song, but rather just play the 2nd, 3rd,
4th adn 5th strings. the tab looks good, excellent job

-icedesperado | 7/10/2004
it is def a Dm chord.... i agree that they tend to not play the hi E but the scale of which the singer sings is in Dm not D major...if u wanna be realy picky play a D5 chord, but i recomend staying away from bar chords when playing bluegrass, cos u want the full sound of an open chord. (i learnt that at a bluegrass convention) therefore try the minor chord but also at the same time try and mute or not hit the e strings at all....
regards, pyro69
-pyro69 | 9/13/2005
try this instead,

Capo5 then play these chords
D(m) = Am
Bb = F xx3211
C = G

no bar chords...full sound
-pyro69 | 9/13/2005
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