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Hank Williams, Jr. - Family Tradition (Chord)
Album: Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (1993)
Submitter: Teleman40 (0) on 6/12/02 18 comments
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Family Tradition
Hank Williams Jr.
                                          
(E)Country music singers have always been a (A)real close family  
But(B7) lately some of my kinfolk have disowned a few others and(E) me 
I guess it's because I kinda(A) changed my direction
Lord,(B7)I guess I went and broke their family (E)tradition

C H O R U S

(They get on me, wanna know: "Hank..")
(E)Why do you drink? Hank(A)Why do you roll smoke?
(B7)Why must you live out the songs that you(E) wrote?
Over and over - everybody(A)made my prediction
(B7)so if I get stoned, I'm just carryin' on and old family (E)tradition.
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(E)I am very proud of my daddy's(A) name
(B7)Although his kind of music and mine ain't exactly the(E) same
Stop and think it over - (A) put yourself in my position
(B7)If I get stoned and sing all night long it's a family (E)tradition
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CHORUS 2
(Don't ask me: "Hank...")
(E)Why do you drink? Hank(A)Why do you roll smoke?
(B7)Why must you live out the songs that you(E) wrote?
If I'm down in a honky tonk, some ol(A) slick's tryin' to gimme friction
I says(B7) "Leave me alone, I'm singin' all night long  it's a family (E)tradition"
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Lead SOLO
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(E)Lordy, I have loved some ladies, and I have loved(A) Jim Bean
(B7)They both tried to kill me in nineteen seventy-(E)three
When that doctor asked me "Son, how'dja get in this(A) condition?"
I says(B7) "Hey Sawbones, I'm just a-carryin' on the old family (E)tradition."
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CHORUS 3
(So don't ask me: "Hank...")
(E)Why do you drink? Hank(A)Why do you roll smoke?
(B7)Why must you live out the songs that you(E) wrote?
Stop and think it over - try to put yourself in my unique(A)position
(B7)If I get stoned and sing all night long, it's a family (E)tradition.
 
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Correction:
Lordy I have loved some ladies, And I have loved Jim Beam not Bean.
-rslaglesr | 4/21/2004
it is jim bean , its alchohol , go to the liquer store, its a song about his life.
What is jim bean anyway?
-linton | 7/20/2004
make that beam , duh!
-linton | 7/20/2004
it's jim bean, doesn't anyone drink, geez. it's whiskey
-jmburkett | 8/13/2004
Bunch of friggin" yankees!
-jasonloftice | 8/13/2004
You must be a yankee.
Who the hell ever heard of Jim Bean? It's Jim Beam!
James Beauregard Beam, the third son of David M., becomes the new head of the family business in 1894.
The business is bourbon.
He is a straightforward man who prefers simple to fancy, and he insists on being called "Jim."
-badrabbit | 8/17/2004
You're right badrabbit. It's beam with an m and it's right here in Kentucky. Thanks for the tab teleman40.
-lexfire16 | 8/22/2004
Hey now,I'a yankee, (not from the city) and I sure as heck know how to spell Jim BeaM! with an M! you people should drink more often, it will help your guitar playin.
-lennys56 | 8/27/2004
who the hell drinks Jim Beam anyway, rotgut Jack Daniels or nothing
-hankenstein | 9/1/2004
Tab is perfect the way it is! Thank you.

-bobbyt | 9/16/2004
MAYBE HE WAS DRANKIN JIM BEAM AND THATS WHY HE MISSPELLED IT
-jlover | 10/9/2004
I swear, you guys crack me up with your comments. Lots of fun playin' an' singin' this song. Have a good ol' time.
-rakinqa | 11/6/2004
Hey sorry about the spelling mistakes, I always thought it was Jim Bean as well, thanks for clearing it up.
-Teleman40 | 12/10/2004
Sound like a bunch of redneck women
-dclm | 3/1/2005
Anyone want to rent a used trailer..comes with own park!
-WayneXG95 | 3/10/2005
whats the fingering for b7 can any tell me please

-D minor | 5/8/2005
the fingering for b7 is as follows:

x21202
-parkayj | 5/23/2005
Hank, why do ya drink? TO GET DRUNK! Hank why do you roll smoke? TO GET STONED!!! Why must you live out the songs that you wrote? TO GET LAID!!!!!!
-catfish96 | 2/3/2011
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