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Johnny Cash - Tennessee Stud (Chord)
Submitter: critterdog (1) on 4/1/02 2 comments
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Back about eighteen and twenty-five
I left Tennessee very much alive
I never woulda made it through the Arkansas mud
                             F#        B
If I hadn’t been ridin’ on a Tennessee stud

Had some trouble with my sweetheart’s Pa
One of her brothers was a bad outlaw
I wrote a letter to my Uncle Fud
And I rode away on a Tennessee stud

B                      A        B
The Tennessee stud was long and lean
E                            D         F#
The color of the sun and his eyes were green
B                    A          B
He had the nerve and he had the blood
                                 F#        B
There never was a hawse like the Tennessee stud

Drifted on down into No Man’s Land
I crossed the river called the Rio Grande
Raced my hawse with a Spaniard’s foal
Til I got me a skin full o’ silver and gold

Me and a gambler, we couldn’t agree
We got in a fight over Tennessee
Pulled our guns and he fell with a thud
And I rode away on a Tennessee stud

The Tennessee stud…

I rode right back, I crossed Arkansas
I whipped her brother and I whipped her Pa
I found that girl with the golden hair
She was ridin’ on a Tennessee mare

Purty little baby on the cabin floor
Little hawse, colt, playin’ around the door
I loved the girl with the golden hair
And the Tennessee stud loves a Tennessee mare

The Tennessee stud…
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
I love "The Man In Black" and when I heard this song for the first
time it literally brought tears to my eyes. My girl has golden hair
and I love her too. Thanks for the tab in the key of 'B'. I find it
much easier to sing this good ol' tune now. Was it Jimmy Witherspoon
who first penned this one?
-tommyrocker | 4/8/2003
It was written by Jimmy Driftwood (who also wrote The Battle of New Orleans).
It was inspired by a horse owned by his wife's grandfather
-aguitargirl | 6/30/2003
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