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Johnny Cash - Abner Brown (Chord)
Submitter: PierreLeveillee (2) on 5/26/14
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ABNER BROWN
Every town has its town bum I guess ours had one 
Here's a song about him, I remember him fondly Well his name was Abner Brown
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I knew an old drunk named Abner Brown
         A                   E
Nobody knew when he came to town
                    A                  E
But he spread good will to his fellow men
                   B7                 E
And they let him sleep in the cotton gin
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He could drink more brew than an army could
                   A                      E
But he had more friends and he did more good
                     A                   E
Than a lot of fine fancy people in our town
    B7                    E
So they tolerated Abner Brown 
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And all us kids were on his side
                    A                        E
'Cause he told us tales till our eyes grew wide
                A                  E
And he made us feel bout ten feet tall
                  B7                     E
'Cause he had no kids but he claimed us all
     E
And after school and on weekends
                    A                 E
You could find me down at the cotton gin
         A                   E
Truest friend that I ever found 
                 B7                E
Was A good old drunk named Abner Brown
Chorus:
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Abner Brown, I wish that I could see you once again
                       A                           E
I believe that you'd stack up with all the mighty men
               A                                                E
I've met and known in all the low And higher places that I've been
                                               A
Thinking of you picks me up when I'm feeling down I thank the Lord for making Abner Brown
E                                          A                    E
Lord take me back to the cotton land To Arkansas take me home again
               A                     E
Let me be the boy that I once have been
                  B7                 E
Let me walk that road to the cotton gin
 E                                              A                   E
He's probably dead many years ago And gone the way that old drunks go
                A              E              B7                 E
But I'd still like to sit me down Talk to my old friend, Abner Brown  Chorus:

Chorus:
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Abner Brown, I wish that I could see you once again
                       A                           E
I believe that you'd stack up with all the mighty men
               A                                                E
I've met and known in all the low And higher places that I've been
                                               A
Thinking of you picks me up when I'm feeling down I thank the Lord for making Abner Brown
 
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