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Steve Earle - Taneytown (2) (Chord)
Submitter: palamin0 (95) on 10/1/03
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Artist: Steve Earle
Title: Taneytown 
chords by: palamin0 at countrytabs.com

  


Steve Earle - Taneytown



Intro: Am7 - C - G - Am7 - G - Am7 - Em7




(chorus)
   Am7          C         G               Am7
I went down to Taneytown, I went down to Taneytown,
   Am7               G - Am7 - Em7
To see what I could see,



(verse 1)
   Am7           C        
My mama told me never go, 
G               Am7
Iím damned near twenty-two years old,
     Am7
Some times I fear this, 
G                 Am7 - Em7
Hollow swallowing me, 
    Am7          C
She went off to Gettysburg, 
G             Am7
Went off with that new boy of hers, 
   Am7             G - Am7 - Em7
I snuck off after dark,
    Am7                   C
Itís a long way down the County Road, 
G                         Am7
The stars were bright and the moon was low,
     Am7        G        Am7          Am7
Down where the blacktop highway starts,


(chorus)
   Am7          C         G               Am7
I went down to Taneytown, I went down to Taneytown,
   Am7               G - Am7 - Em7
To see what I could see,



(verse 2)
Now everybody stared at me, 
youíd think that they ainít never seen,
A colored boy before.
Well, they jumped at me and they called me names, 
theyíd a whupped me sure, but the sheriff came,
I slipped off, ran through the dry goods store.
I ran down Division Street, 
But some of them boys followed me,
Down to the railroad track.
There was four of them and I canít fight, 
But I got my old Randall knife,
I cut that boy and I never did look back.


(chorus)
   Am7          C         G               Am7
I went down to Taneytown, I went down to Taneytown,
   Am7               G - Am7 - Em7
To see what I could see,



(verse 3)
Across the fields & woods I run, 
like a bullet from a rabbit gun, 
Back home to my bed.
Now ma came back from Gettysburg, 
her and that new beau of hers,
Boy you look like hell, was all she said.
A month went by without a word, 
somebody down in the hollow heard,
About that boy they hung.
He begged those men to spare his life, 
but I dropped my bloody Randall knife,
He picked it up, so they thought he was the one.



(chorus)
   Am7          C         G               Am7
I went down to Taneytown, I went down to Taneytown,
   Am7               G - Am7 - Em7
To see what I could see,



(chorus)
   Am7          C         G               Am7
I went down to Taneytown, I went down to Taneytown,
   Am7               G - Am7 - Em7
To see what I could see, 
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