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Toby Keith - As Good As I Once Was (easy) (Chord)
Album: Honkytonk University (2005)
Submitter: twizzle05 (175) on 5/18/05 13 comments
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As Good As I Once Was
written by by Keith/Emerick
from the album "Honkytonk University"
tabbed 5/18/05
There was a request, so I decided to post this.   RBrockus's tab is dead-on;
however, I believe this is what the acoustic guitar player plays.   Also, the
request was for a capo on II, which really screws things up; I posed those chords
at the bottom, as well as for a capo on I (which is pretty easy, like this one).
I also added a couple base-notes that I think help fill the song out.


CAPO III



INTRO: G A D D/F# D


VERSE 1:

                         G          A
She said I seen you in here before
                        D
I said I been here a time or two
                            G         A
She said Hello my name is Bobby Jo
                     D
Meet my twin sister Betty Lou
                             G             A
And we're both feelin' kinda wild tonight
                       D
You're the only cowboy in this place
                        E
And if you're up for a rodeo
                      A                   N/C
I'll put a big Texas smile on your face...I said girls...



CHORUS 1:
                       G         A
I ain't as good as I once was 
             D
I got a few years on me now
                 G                 A
But there was a time, back in my prime 
                     D             D/F#   D
When I could really lay it down
                  G             A
If you need some love tonight
                   D   D/F#-Bm
Then I might have just enough
                      G                    A
I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once
       G  G/F#-G/B-D
As I ever was


INTRO


VERSE 2:
                         G               A
I still hang out with my best friend Dave
                              D
I've known him since we were kids at school
                         G                    A
Last night he had a few shots, got in a tight spot
            D
Hustlin' a game of pool
                   G            A
With a couple of redneck boys
                    D
One great big fat biker man
                     E
I heard David yell across the room
                       A                           N/C
Hey buddy, how 'bout a helpin' hand...I said Dave....



CHORUS 2:
                     G        A
I ain't as good as I once was
            D
My how the years have flown
                 G                A
But there was a time, back in my prime
                      D         D/F#   D        
When I could really hold my own
                G             A
If you want to fight tonight
                           D         D/F#  Bm
Guess them boys don't look all that tough
                      G                    A
I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once
      G   G/F#-G/B-D
As I ever was



BRIDGE:
             C                 G
I used to be hell on wheels 
                    D
Back when I was a younger man
                  E
Now my body says you can't do this boy 
                      A            N/C
But my pride says oh yes you can...



CHORUS 3:
                      G         A
I ain't as good as I once was
                 D
That's just the cold hard truth
                     G                   A
I still throw a few back, talk a little smack
                  D           D/F#  S
When I'm feelin' bullet proof
                     G            A
So don't double-dog dare me now
                        D              D/F#  Bm   
'Cause I might have to call your bluff
                      G                   A
I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once
      G    G/F#-G/B-D
As I ever was


                      G                   A
I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once
      G    G/F#-G/B-D
As I ever was


INTRO



(For the following chords, use this tab as a basis)

CHORDS with a Capo on I:

G=A
A=B
D=E
E=F#
Bm=C#m
C=D


CHORDS with a Capo on II:

G=G#
A=A#
D=D#
E=F
Bm=Cm
C=C# 
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
Really great tab. Could you just please show the D/F#-Bm and especially the G/F#. Thanks!
-DJ_Smith | 5/18/2005
No problem. The chord links will probably be up here pretty soon, but
I'll go ahead and post those chords.

D/F#: 2x0232
G/F#: 220033

The hyphen in the D/F#-Bm just means that, as you sing that word, go
from D/F# to Bm (x24432).

Hope that helps.
-twizzle05 | 5/18/2005
great job its agood song
-peaceallover | 5/18/2005
thats what i'm talkin about brother!
-homer69 | 6/23/2005
perfect.
-wuzio | 6/28/2005
good work guys......damn good song
-angus65 | 6/28/2005
great song. even my dad is playing it now.
-malikk81 | 9/3/2005
This is a great tab and a great tab thanks and keep them coming!!!
-countchet | 9/27/2005
This is a great song and a great tab thanks and keep them coming!!!
-countchet | 9/27/2005
Hey country friend , make a comment , Capo 1 and Capo 2 are the wrong titles.

Capo 1 should be G=G# A=A# D=D# E=F etc

-Chasedatunes | 12/13/2005
The chords on the left are relative to THIS tab. You're right--a G with a capo on I is in fact a G# chord. However, the G I'm referring to is the G with the capo on III. This is actually a Bb chord. To play a Bb chord with a capo on I, you play an A. To play a Bb with a capo on II, you'd need to play a G#.
-twizzle05 | 12/13/2005
It sound just right!
-verysmartguy | 1/20/2006
There's just something that I can't stand about the G/F#. And I don't just mean in this song. I hate that chord. It sounds like a dying cat scatching a blackboard. OK, maybe not that bad, but I still don't like that chord.

Don't get me wrong. I am no way complaining about your work. You did great. I just can't stand that chord so I skip over it.
-tpmadden | 4/28/2009
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