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Drive-By Truckers - Boys From Alabama (Chord)
Submitter: lmofle (32) on 5/27/05
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Boys From Alabama
By The Drive-by Truckers
Tabbed By Larry Mofle
rmofle at

D/F  3X0230
G -  540003

Drop D Tuning

D  D/F  G  Bb over recitation

We're gonna take you up to McNary County, Tennessee, back in the days when Sherriff Bufford 
Pusser ran things around there Sherriff Buford Pusser was tryin' to clean up McNary Country, 
Tennessee from all them bootleggers that was bringin crime and corruption and illegal liquor into 
his little dry county. And for his troubles he got ambushed and his wife was murdered and his 
house got blown up and they made a movie about it called Walking Tall. This is the other side of 
that story.

           D                                D/F
Well, they caught you smoking grass and the judge threw the book
      G                   Bb
And I saw a little opportunism in your look
        D                     D/F            G       Bb
You can take it from me, boy, take it from a crook
          D                         D/F  
Well your friends on the inside and friends on the outside
        G                      Bb 
They'll sneak up beside you so keep on their good side

      D                               D/F
I can see you standing there, staring down at your shoes
G                                   Bb
Thinking about your Mom and Dad and wondering what to do
         D                    D/F                  G             Bb 
Well you best look inside yourself, boy, we're all watching you
        D                        D/F
We got friends in jail, they can see you through
G                     Bb
Boy, don't forget, no matter what you do

Chorus 1:
Don't piss off the Boys from Alabama
You know they won't let it slide
They might find your body in the Tennessee River
or they might not find you at all
There'll be no place to run and hide
and your family ain't safe at all
Don't piss off the Boys from Alabama
      Bb                     D  D/F  G
We're keeping an eye on you
We're keeping an eye on you

Chorus 2:
Don't piss off the Boys from Alabama
Better take it like a man
Ain't nobody gonna stick anything up your ass
If you remember who your friends are
We got good help down in Franklin County
They'll hunt you like a dog
You can take your fall or lose it all
The choice is up to you

I wouldn't piss off the Boys from Alabama if I was you
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