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Pat Green - The Ballad Of Arkansas Dave Rudebaugh (w/tab) (Chord)
Submitter: mammy (8) on 1/11/03 1 comment
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The Ballad of Arkansas Dave Rudebaugh
by Pat Green

Written by:
Pat Green


This is kinda complicated to explain but very easy to play once you
understand what you're doing.
I play the "bass" part on my acoustic guitar all through the verses.
I only play actual chords during the chorus and at the end of the last
verse. You can do whichever suits you. :)

"bass part"
              
    Am                     E
e--------------------|----------------------------------------e
B--------------------|----------------------------------------B
G--------------------|----------------------------------------G
D--------------------|----------------------------------------D
A--0-3-0----0-3-0----|------0-2-----0-2-----------------------A
E--------0--------0--|--0-3-----0-3---------------------------E
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INTRO

e-------------------------------------------------------------e
B-------------------------------------------------------------B
G-------------------------------------------------------------G
D-------------------------------------------------------------D
A--0-3-0---0-3-0---0-3-0---0-3-0------------------------------A
E--------3-------3-------3-------3----------------------------E
                                                                              

Am - - - -
My daddy was an outlaw, 

Mom died givin' birth to me.

They both left me all alone when I was on bended knee.

Maybe you don't like my story,

Then I suggest you turn the page.

I don't need no preacher,
                            Am(strum)
I ain't got no soul to save.

Am          
Well my name is Arkansas Dave Rudebaugh

And this here is Tennessee Jack.
                                      E
Don't you give us any lip now boy or today'll be your last.
          Am
When the bank was dry, we said goodbye

And walked out to the street
         E
Where a cloud of bullets come a thunderin' down
          Am
and took Tennessee to his knees.
        Am
Well I stood there and watched him bleedin'

Like a fool out in the rain.
E
Didn't have time to think when I jumped
             Am
Through the banks front window pane.

Well I grabbed the teller in the blink of an eye,

Put a colt up to his head.
        E
Said, "Careful son, don't you try to run
      Am
Or tomorrow you'll wake up dead."

          D                E                Am
Yeah, and me, I've got to fly just like an eagle.
D            E             Am
Free like a bird upon the wind.
 D             E                      Am
Hellfire and brimstone, well they're comin' down on me.
D              E       Am   - REPEAT INTRO -
Mister, I was born of sin.

        Am
Well I sat down in the corner

And I rolled a little homegrown.
                                         E
Said, "If I'm gonna die today I sure as hell ain't goin' alone."
       Am
Well I ran out the bank a'shootin'.

I was two for two at first,
       E                           Am
Til I felt the painful sound as a bullet tore my shirt.

          D                E                Am
Yeah, and me, I've got to fly just like an eagle.
D            E             Am
Free like a bird upon the wind.
 D             E                      Am
Hellfire and brimstone, well they're comin' down on me.
D              E       Am   - REPEAT INTRO -
Mister, I was born of sin.

Am
Well I crawled back to the alley way

Where I knew my horse was tied,
      E
And that's where all the legends say 

That Arkansas Dave Rudebaugh died, 
                Am 
But I was in a place so far from there
      E
In a time so long ago, 
        D
In the arms of a pretty little senorita 
        E
On the Gulf of Mexico.

          D                E                Am
Yeah, and me, I've got to fly just like an eagle.
D            E             Am
Free like a bird upon the wind.
 D             E                      Am
Hellfire and brimstone, well they're comin' down on me.
D              E       Am  - REPEAT INTRO - Am
Mister, I was born of sin.

I was born of sin.

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CHORDS
Am   =   X02210
E    =   022100
D    =   X00232

enjoy :)
mammycc_05 at yahoo.com 
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
Ha! I have a t-shirt with these lyrics
printed on it. It was a souvenir from
a "Dueling Pianos" bar in Myrtle Beach, SC!
They do a version of this song and it's one
of their most popular acts...everyone sings
along...it's a hoot!
-kellie mosher | 2/18/2004
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