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Steve Earle - Gulf Of Mexico (Chord)
Submitter: lmofle (959) on 7/10/11 1 comment
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The Gulf Of Mexico
By Steve Earle
Tabbed By Larry Mofle

Come and gather 'round me people and a tale to you I'll tell
Of my father and his father in the days before the spill
With an endless sky above 'em and a restless sea below
And every blessin' flowing from the Gulf of Mexico

G    F  C                                        F                C 
From my Granddad with the shrimp boats, from the time that he was grown
       G                                       F              C
And he scrimped and saved and bought himself a trawler of his own
G  F   C                             F                 C
He was rough and he was ready and he drank when he was home
       G                               F           C
And he made his family's living on the Gulf of Mexico

        F  C
We were rolling
        F  C
We were rolling
         C         F
Past the deep blue water
       G     C
He was rolling

Well my Daddy drove a crew boat hauling workers to the rigs
He was sick of mending nets and couldn't stand the smell of fish
He drew a steady paycheck, 20 years at Texaco
When he died they spread his ashes on the Gulf of Mexico


As for me, I think of nothing any grander than the day
That I stepped out on the drillin' floor to earn a roughneck's pay
Then one night I swear I saw the devil crawlin' from the hole
And he spilled the guts of hell out in the Gulf of Mexico

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Thanks Larry. I just heard Steve sing this at the Birchmere, so sad....
-Yummmy | 8/19/2011
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