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Bobby Bare - Paul (Chord)
Album: Lullabys, Legends and Lies (1992)
Submitter: lmofle (362) on 10/3/14
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By Bobby Bare
Album: Lullabys, Legends and Lies (1973)
Written By Shel Silverstein
Tabbed By Larry Mofle

        C                           F 
Well he rode through the woods on a big blue ox
       G                C    
He had fists as hard as choppin' blocks
C                       F
Five hundred pounds and nine feet tall 
G      C
That's Paul

C                        F                          G                  C     
Talk about working, when he swings his ax you could hear it ring for a mile and half
         C               F              G    C        
And he'd yell timber and down she'd fall for Paul
C                        F                       G                       C 
Talk about drinkin' that man's so mean that he'd never drink nothin' but kerosene
  C                    F               G    C
A five gallon can is a little bit small for Paul

Talk about women that man's so lusty, needs a woman ever hour just to keep from gettin' rusty
Young ones run and the old ones crawl to Paul
Talk about tough well he once had a fight with a thunderstorm on a cold dark night
I ain't sayin' who won but it don't storm at all round here thanks to Paul

Change keys to D

       D                        G                A                                D     
He was ninety years old when he said with a sigh said I think I'm gonna lay right down and die
       D                  G               A      D   
Cause sunshine and sorrow I've seen it all says Paul
           D             G                 A                       D   
Says there ain't no man alive can kill me, ain't no woman left can thrill me
    D                     G             A      D
And I think a heaven just might be a ball says Paul
D         G             D
So he died and we cried

        D                    G                     A                          D 
It took eighteen men just to bust the ground, took three or four more just to lower him down
     D                        G                   A    D  
Then we covered him up and we figured that was all for Paul
    D                  G                             A                            D 
But late one night the trees started shaking and the dogs started barking and the earth started quaking
    D                          G       A     D 
And out of the ground with the hi y'all came Paul

Well he shook the dirt from off his clothes, he scratched his ass and wiped his nose
You know being dead wasn't no fun at all says Paul
He said now up in heaven they got harps on their knees, they got clouds and wings but they got no trees
I don't think that's much of a heaven at all says Paul

So he jumps on his ox with a fare thee well, he said I'll find out if they got trees in hell
And he rode away and that was all we ever seen of Paul
But the next time you hear a timber yell that sounds like it's comin' from the pits of hell
Then a boomin' laugh and a ghostly wail like somebody choppin' on the devil's tail
       D                   G 
Then a shout and a call, a crash and a fall
     A                         A            D
That ain't no mortal man at all that's just Paul
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