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Brooks & Dunn - Ballad Of Jerry Jeff Walker (Chord)
Album: Cowboy Town (2007)
Submitter: agaluga (0) on 1/10/09 2 comments
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Artist: Brooks And Dunn
Song: The Ballad Of Jerry Jeff Walker
Album: Cowboy Town 
verse 1
A                          E                 D
Jerry Jeff Walker stumbled up the stairs on his way to the
              E                   A
Stage with a Martin guitar and a six pack
A                                 E
Yeah and he was the poet of the Lone Star state
           D
And I was young enough
                 E                  A
To think I was good enough to be his opening act
           F#m                          B
And in a cloud of smoke he took another toke
               D
And counted one, two, three
        F#m                   B   
And I knew right there just breathing his air
        D             E
What I wanted to be

Chorus
 A              E
Buckaroos and jaded lovers
   F#m             D
L.A. freeway and redneck mother
   A                 E          D
Mothers who had raised a son so well
  E                          A           E
Talking outlawed, long hair loners and stoners
  A              D
Singing about to come back home and
A                E          A
Most likely too far gone to get there

verse 2
Hey, Kix, that was 76
That was just enough beer to get us through the set
And get as high as our crowd
We got 700 miles Jerry, we gotta go
Youre out of your mind; youll never make it on time
Why not just have another round

Oh, we were trying get paid
Just trying to get laid
Living on love
Sleeping on the stage
Just turn another page
Never thinking wed ever grow up

chorus
Buckaroos and jaded lovers
L.A. freeway and redneck mother
Mothers who had raised a son so well
Talking outlawed, long hair loners and stoners
Singing about to come back home and
Most likely too far gone to get there

        D               E
Well, the way I recall the 70s
                  A                             
We were down in Austin and the establishment were
                   D
Saying we were wasting our time
             A
The next thing I know
We were making more money than we could count
                              E
 Were all being sued by the IRS
And having more fun than the law allowed
          A        E
Yeah, Im talking loners and stoners
    A              D
And sing about to come back home
          A     E                    A
And most likely too far gone to get there
  D      A                 E                     A.
Yeah, they were all most likely too far gone to get there

Jerry Jeff Walker stumbled up the stairs on his way to the
Stage with a Martin guitar and a six pack
Tools of the trade son
 
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
Jerry Jeff Walker is a badass man...I had the privilege to meet him and he's awesome, he's one of my heroes along with Robert Earl Keen, and Cash. But one thing, I don't think Jerry would take just a six pack, lol trust me, the man can f**king drink lol.
-texaskid1988 | 1/11/2009
Hey, Badass song and good job figuring out the chord progression... But for those who want to play it along with the album, Capo 2 and play it in G.

The intro is alternating G and C in between strumms and a slide from C to D two frets up.
-77 | 9/16/2009
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