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Don Williams - Good Old Boys Like Me (Chord)
Album: 20 Greatest Hits (1990)
Submitter: lmofle (467) on 5/9/05 2 comments
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Good Old Boys Like Me
By Don Williams
Tabbed By Larry Mofle
rmofle at satx.rr.com
5/9/2005


Capo 2


     G       D         C       G         C    D
When I was a kid Uncle Remus’d put me to bed
       G          D         C        G       C    D
With a picture of Stonewall Jackson above my head
     Em                        D 
Then Daddy came in to kiss his little man
     Em                      D
With gin on his breath and a Bible in his hand
       C                      D
And he talked about honor and things I should know
          C                      D
Then he'd stagger a little as he went out the door


Chorus:
      G              G/F#          Em           D       C     C/B  Am  D
I can still hear the soft southern winds in the live oak trees
          G        G/F#      Em           D     C  C/B         Am    D
And those Williams boys they still mean a lot to me, Hank and Tennessee
  C                     D                   Em    C
I guess we’re all gonna be what we’re gonna be
   C                   D                  G
So what do you do with good ol' boys like me


Nothing makes a sound in the night like the wind does
But you ain’t afraid if you’re washed in the blood like I was
The smell of cape jasmine through the window screen
John R. and the Wolfman kept me company
By the light of the radio by my bed
With Thomas Wolfe whispering in my head

Chorus

When I was in school I ran with a kid down the street
And I watched him burn himself up on bourbon and speed
But I was smarter than most, and I could choose
Learned to talk like the man on the six o’clock news
When I was eighteen, Lord, I hit the road
But it really doesn't matter how far I go

Chorus

Yeah, what do you do with good ol' boys like me?

 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
Finally! Thanks Larry for this tab. I love this song and even bought a Don Williams book over the net but it didn't match the recorded version. Yours is perfect, intro and all. Great job!
-Tim Blackmon | 5/13/2005
Perfect! Nice work Larry!! Just slide the capo to the 4th fret to play the Garth Brooks cover. Thanks
-EFD167 | 3/27/2017
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