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Lynyrd Skynyrd - The Ballad Of Curtis Loew (Chord)
Submitter: rigginsjake10 (0) on 8/10/13
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The Ballad of Curtis Loew
Lynyrd Skynyrd
No Capo

Intro:
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/ = Bend up
\ = Bend down

       E                        B
Well I used to wake the morning before the rooster crowed
E                             A               F#
Searching for soda bottles to get myself some dough
E                               B
Brought 'em down to the corner, down to the country store
A                                                   E
Cash 'em in and give my money to a man named Curtis Loew

Verse 1:

E              B              A           E        E
Old Curt was a black man with white curly hair
E                  B           A                 E           
When he had a fifth of wine he did not have a care
E                     B              A                  E      E
He used to own an old Dobro, used to play it across his knee
E            B                   A                E
I'd give old Curt my money, he'd play all day for me

Chorus:

A                     E
Play me a song Curtis Loew, Curtis Loew
A                               E
Well I got your drinking money, tune up your Dobro
A                                E               F#
People said he was useless, them people are were fools
       E                   B                A             E
'Cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker to ever play the blues
 

Verse 2:

E               B     A                E     E
He looked to be sixty, and maybe I was ten
E            B               A            E
Mama used to whip me but I'd go see him again
E                  B               A              E      E
I'd clap my hands, stomp my feets, try to stay in time
E              B                A                     E
He'd play me a song or two then take another drink of wine

Chorus:

A                     E    
Play me a song Curtis Loew, Curtis Loew
A                               E
Well I got your drinking money, tune up your Dobro
A                                E              F#
People said he was useless, them people are the fools
       E                   B                A             E
'Cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker to ever play the blues


Solo

Verse 3:

E              B            A              E      E
On the day old Curtis died, nobody came to pray
E            B                         A                  E
Ol' preacher said some words, and they chunked him in the clay
E              B        A                       E        E
But he lived a lifetime playin' the black man's blues
E                 B                     A             E
And on the day he lost his life, that's all he had to lose

Chorus:

A                                      E    
Play me a song Curtis Loew, hey Curtis Loew
A                           E        
I wish that you was here so everyone would know
A                                E              F#
People said he was useless, them people all are fools
       E                 B                A             E
'Cause Curtis you're the finest picker to ever play the blues
 
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