Give Kudos?
Are you sure you want to give kudos to lmofle?

Add To Songbook?
Are you sure you want to add this song to your songbook?

2,732 bands | 35,224 songs
Search: Register FREE! | Login
Browse Songs:
Browse Bands:
Tool Panel
Discuss This Song

1 2 3 4 5

Hank Snow - How To Play The Guitar (Chord)
Submitter: lmofle (131) on 7/7/14
Month Views: 9 | Total Views: 2,123
Moderator: coloneltaft2 | Report This Song?
Song Tools




Show Chords


How To Play The Guitar
By Hank Snow
Tabbed By Larry Mofle

Capo 4

Now if you wanna get in trouble I'll tell you how to do it
You get a guitar and then you're into it
You play all day and you play all night
And folks say he'll never learn to play that thing right
       E7     A7                       D  G
Always griping won't let you practice

I bought my guitar some time ago
And the man said I'd learn in a week or so
He gave me a book and a pick or two
And said now Hank it's up to you
The dirty dog, cost me four ninety-five too, wish I could find him now

Break (guitar)

Well nevertheless I've spent my dough
And I couldn't let it go to waste you know
So I took that book guitar and all
And I went back home where the trees were tall
Way down in Tennessee a good place to be when you got a guitar

Then for weeks and weeks I labored hard
And tried to learn a few main chords
The book said it was easy as ABC
But brother my fingers they was killin' me
Got sore right on the end, couldn't press down the strings, felt disgusted

Break (fiddle)

But I kept on playin' with all my might
I could see ma's hair was a turnin' white
Her face was lined with discontent
And she said her patience was almost spent
Felt nervous ears ringin', wanted to scream or scram, I don't know which

Now my sister she took it the worst of all
'Cause she got married that comin' fall
She said for love but I have my doubts
I think the guitar just chased her out but she wouldn't admit it, 
Game girl like just couldn't take it that's all

Break (guitar)

Now my old man he took it a different way
He said you may turn your ma's hair gray
And drive your sister away from home
But son either you or I's gonna start to roam
An I'm not leavin' never intend to, now you figure it out for yourself

So the very next day when my clothes was all packed
I swung my guitar across my back
And I caught myself a long freight train
To search the world for my share of fame
But all I found was hardships, heartaches handouts

Break (guitar)

Fellas you'd better leave them guitars alone
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
Home | FAQs | Privacy | Terms | Advertise | Contact
Top 100 Tab Sites