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Jason Boland - Ludlow (Chord)
Submitter: chouston03 (2) on 5/17/13 2 comments
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'Ludlow'
By: Jason Boland & The Stragglers
Album: Dark & Dirty Mile
Tuning: Standard with Capo 2

Note: You can also play this song in open E. 
I have not seen them play this song, so I don't know if it's open E or Capo 2. 
Capo 2 is easier to do with the passing tones.


Intro:   G

Verse 1:
   G                  D               G
No man should have to live his life a slave
        G          D                 G
For the few at the top that reap the gold
     C                           G
They murder every prophet for as long as it's been told
    G          Am                G
The enemies of both the pure and brave
      G                    D                  G
Lord, save us before there ain't much left to save
   G                D              G
We stopped work and held up in the camps
G              D        G
Underneath the Colorado stars 
    C                           G
The Baldwin Felts thugs and the National Guard
     G            Am          G
Were called in to put out the lamp 
         G                D              G
With the blessings of our dear old Uncle Sam

Chorus:
    C              D          G        G/F#
The blood sure did flow up in Ludlow 
    Em         D                 G
The air became full of smoke and lead
    C              D          G   G/F#  Em
The blood sure did flow up in Ludlow my friends
     C             D             G      C  D 
They left a lot of decent people dead

Verse 2:
    G             D                G
The holes where a few had tried to hide
G                D                 G
Soon enough were turned to shallow graves
       C                          G
For at least eleven children that no one there could save
    G             Am           G
The death special took another ride
      G                  D                G
Oh at night I hear their lonesome mothers cry

 	 
Chorus:
           C              D          G        G/F#
'Cause the blood sure did flow up in Ludlow 
    Em         D                 G
The air became full of smoke and lead
    C              D          G  G/F#   Em
The blood sure did flow up in Ludlow my friends
     C             D             G         
They left a lot of decent people dead

Break: 
C  D  G  G/F# - Em  D  G   
C  D  G  G/F# - Em  C  D  G  

Verse 3:
   G             D            G
An Engineer took mercy on our souls 
   G                       D              G
He stopped the train right in the line of fire 
        C                 G
Gave us folks a chance to escape the funeral pyre
    G            Am               G
The story that I tell you must be told 
       G           D                    G
Better wake up now before we're all too old

Chorus:
           C              D          G        G/F#
'Cause the blood sure did flow up in Ludlow 
    Em         D                 G
The air became full of smoke and lead
    C              D          G   G/F#  Em
The blood sure did flow up in Ludlow my friends
     C             D             G         
They left a lot of decent people dead
       C              D          G  G/F#   Em
Oh the blood sure did flow up in Ludlow my friends
     C             D             (G)
They left a lot of decent people dead


Any corrections are appreciated. Enjoy!!




 
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I would suggest changing every instance of the Am to an F.
-Brennen23 | 11/4/2017
I liked it thanks
-bgcolbs40 | 12/19/2017
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