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Tom T. Hall - The Carter Boys (Chord)
Submitter: lmofle (464) on 9/11/21
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The Carter Boys
By Tom T. Hall
Written by Tom T. Hall
Album: Homecoming (1970)
Tabbed by Larry Mofle

    D                             G      D
The Carter boys were born one and after another
     D          A       D
In a little ol' country place
D                      G           D
I was the last and the death of my mother
    D               A          D
And I know it was a pretty bad trait

We'd get to drinking, I'd do the singing
They taught me to chase girls and cuss
We played poker, I'd do the dealing
I was the only one we could trust

               G      A        D
And there were six of us all together
G                 A             D
And that's how we stood all the time
G      A         D
Six of us, all together
    G                A           D
The Carter boys were brothers of mine

We had an ol' car that we kept tied together
With pieces of baling wire and hope
Well they knew when we got there and they knew when we left
They could tell by the noise and the smoke

Anytime the sheriff had nothing to do
He'd get out and chase us around
The old women prayed the old men laughed
And the middle aged people all frowned


Daddy was a preacher and the Lord knows he tried
Gave us everything he could afford
We lost a lotta battles but daddy always said
The only thing we feared was the Lord

Well as I look back through the long lean years
I wonder how we ever survived
All of that hard work, all of those women
And all of those pistols and knives


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