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Trace Adkins - Honky Tonk Badonkadonk (Chord)
Album: Honky Tonk Badonkadonk (2006)
Submitter: WildCard76 (227) on 6/12/05 27 comments
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HONKY TONK BADONKADONK
Trace Adkins
Album: Songs About Me
2005 Capitol Records
Submitted by: christopher r.
12:58 AM 6/12/2005

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NOTE:  E5  =  022xxx 
       F#5 =  244xxx
       G5  =  355xxx
       A5  =  x022xx
       C5  =  x355xx
       D5  =  x577xx 
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Intro

(Drums only / Spoken) Turn it up some!
Alright boys, this is her favorite song
You know that right
So, if we play it good and loud
She might get up and dance again (E5) 
(E5) Ooh, she put her beer down
(E5) Here she comes
(E5) Here she comes
(E5) Left left left right left
Whoo

(E5) Husslers shootin' eightball
Throwin' darts at the wall
Feelin' damn near 10 ft. tall
Here she comes, Lord help us all
(F#5) Ol' T.W.'s girlfriend done (G) slapped him outta his chair
(A) Poor ole boy, it ain't his fault
It's (C) so hard not to (D) stare

  At that (E5) honky tonk badonkadonk
  Keepin' perfect rhythm
  Make ya wanna swing along
  Got it (A5) goin' on
  Like Donkey Kong
  And (E5) whoo-wee
  Shut my mouth, slap your grandma
  There (F#5) outta be a law
  Get the (G) Sheriff on the phone
  (A) Lord have mercy, how's she even (C) get them britches (D) on
  With that (E5) honky tonk badonkadonk
  (Aww son)

Now (E5) Honey, you can't blame her
For what her mama gave her
You ain't gotta hate her
For workin' that money-maker
(F#5) Band shuts down at two
But we're (G) hangin' out till three
We (A) hate to see her go
But (C) love to watch her (D) leave

Repeat Chorus

Solo

We don't (A) care bout the drinkin'
Barely listen to the band 
Our (E) hands, they start a shakin'
When she gets the urge to dance
Drivin' (F#5) everybody crazy
You (G5) think you fell in love
(A5) Boys, you better keep your distance
You can (C5) look but you can't (D5) touch

Repeat Chorus

Spoken: (E5) That's it, right there boys, that's why we do what we do
(E5) It ain't for the money, it ain't for the glory, it ain't for the free whiskey
(E5) It's for the badonkadonk

Fade Out
 
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
Thanks, you're a Speedy Gonzalez! But eh,
can you tell me a normal key I can put
it in? I can probably do it if you just
tell me the chords...These aren't what I
normally use and sound funky to me too...
No need to re-tab it, just tell me what
chords...Thanks a bunch!
-guppie06 | 6/12/2005
I used power chords, because that's the
best way to make it sound like the CD.
If you want, just drop the 5 from the
chords.

example......G5 turns to a G
F#5 turns to an F#
-WildCard76 | 6/12/2005
Looks good. I am so pleased that you are continuing to focus your substantial tabbing talent on this album. I do have one minor suggestion for this song. What do you think of expanding your E5 designation to the following progression:

[E5v1] 000XXX 022XXX 022XXX 000XXX 022XXX

I have also played it as: D5-E5-E5-D5-E5,

[E5v2] X577XX X799XX X799XX X577XX X799XX

but I prefer the extra growl that the open strings of version 1 provides. What do you think? Thanks.
-crcrcrcr | 6/12/2005
I agree with your comment. Having it switch
from D to E, brings out the sound of the
lead guitar. I myself, prefer the low tone
and growl of staying on E5, through the
majority of the verses. We are both
right on this one! LOL
-WildCard76 | 6/12/2005
I understand your point about the lead guitar. I guess I am so accustomed to using these tabs as the basis for playing as a solo act that I have a tendency to incorporate more through emulation than what would properly be played by a rhythm guitarist in a full band configuration. Of the songs remaining untabbed on the album, I hope you do "Bring It On" next.
-crcrcrcr | 6/13/2005
this might be the worst song i have ever heard...
-jeremyraines | 10/28/2005
Then why are you checking out the tab?

-outlaw082 | 10/31/2005
seriously.....wow....i intentionally accessed this tab to say this: this is the worst country song of all time, absolutely ridiculous
-cantplay11 | 11/2/2005
I will admit, I do NOT like the video
for this song. It sounds like something
that you'd hear on BET. I'm very
disappointed in Trace for letting his
label control his career like this. When
he first came out, he was a traditional
country singer. I don't know what you
would call him now.
-WildCard76 | 11/3/2005
I agree that the video is a little over the top - just ONE hotty in tight shorts would have been sufficient. Nevertheless, I like the song and the "growling" guitar.

The guitar goes like this:

X00XXX X22XXX X22XXX X00XXX X22XXX,
300XXX 022XXX X22XXX X00XXX X22XXX,
(the G gets bent about 1/4 or just before you hit the open A)
I will be posting the full tab (lead1/lead2/bass) on the powertabs archive this week. If it survives scrutiny, then Look for it in a few weeks.
-smh444 | 11/6/2005
Usually I try to keep my opinions to myself but as a songwriter trying to get songs recorded in Nashville I have to say that a song like this truly makes me sick and wonder why I am trying to write meaningful songs when stuff like this gets recorded. I've had stuff rejected by the same A&R people who picked this song to record, and it truly boggles my mind. Sometimes you wonder if you're living in an alternate universe. Trace may as well become a rap artist. This is probably THE most disappointing, uncountry song I have heard come out of music row thus far.
-Shantel | 11/27/2005
I actually like the album version. The video
version sounds like crap. Trace is doing the
same thing that Big & Rich are doing - trying
to appeal to the teenage kids. Country just
isn't country anymore. We all know that.
Look at Alan Jackson's past 2 singles. Both
were awesome country songs. Both died before
reaching the Billboard Top-15. This is what
the kids wanted all along - for country to stop
sounding country. It's all been 'citified'. It
surprises me that artists like Brad Paisley and
Dierks Bentley can survive in a genre that is
being ruled by Pop, Rap, and R&B sounds.
-WildCard76 | 11/27/2005
This is the world dumbest song, good tab none the less!
-denis1977 | 12/6/2005
If you go to any big line dancing saloon type place, this is the hottest song out. It means people like it and will buy the record. There is a market for younger country listeners. This song and Big and Rich are examples. Keith Urban's too rock. Faith Hill has gone Hollywood.....etc. etc, still selling records so more people must like it than you think. The world diversifies then so will it's music.
-tstancil | 12/13/2005
That is the problem. Rock has always
changed / evolved. The same with Rap, R&B, and Pop.
Country has always had a certain sound, that made
it COUNTRY. The way things are going,
singers that don't fit into Pop or R&B formats
are going to be marketed as country artists.
Look at Carrie Underwood...yes, she's from OK,
but that doesn't mean she's a country artist.
I've quoted this song many times, and I will not
hesitate to quote it again. "You can paint stripes
on a billy goat - call it a tiger if it floats
your boat - you can make a star of a teenage
girl - but one million dollars won't make her
Merle". Think about those words.
-WildCard76 | 12/13/2005
wildcard that's the stupidist thing I'v read, everything evolves, so does country music,the young artists are bringing fresh sounds to this genre, stop trying to catagorize music, you can't.
-es347moe | 12/18/2005
there are different types of songs for different types of listeners. this song doesnt have the wide range variety of listeners. but im in high school and all of the high school girls love the song. ahh thats why im playin it!! i can see where older people could be dissappointed though. because its not true country.
-dstevenz87 | 12/19/2005
I would have to say that this is a silly song. Roger Miller wrote silly song too. I'm a writer and I thought that the purpose of trying to get your song recorded was so that everyone makes money. This song is making money so the writer did a good job. Go to writers nights if you want to hear the real deal, that is writers writing what they want not what they think will make them money. I've already written songs that I love and that mean something to me and/or loved ones. Now, I'm hoping for a song to fatten the wallet smashed against my badonkadonk.

....but yeah the songs goofy.
-guititgood | 12/29/2005
"i can see where older people could be dissappointed though. because its not true country"
That hurts my feelings one because Im 26y/o and I consider myself young and I hate this crap. Like Wildcard said this crap may make millions upon millions of money because Country is becoming all about Market just Like Rap, And Pop, instead of being the traditional music that we loved. And just because a song like this can make millions of dollars doesn't mean whatsoever that it will get T-Race into the hall of fame cause it won't. Big & Rich won't be in the Hall Of Fame, neither will Carrie Underwood, or Rascal Flatts. Hey they are making millions of dollars no doubt and thats good for them but like wildcard said they are not Cash, Haggard, Jones, Cline, Or any of the greats who will forever be remembered.

Let me ask you all a question especially those who like this crap.
10-20 years down the road if I came up to you and asked you to sing this song by Trace would you be able to remember it word from word.
I highly doubt it at all, I am even willing to bet you wont even remember this ugly song. But! If was to come up to anyone and ask them to recite the lyrics of "Folsom Prison Blues" Or "Falling To Pieces" Or "Always On My Mind" I almost gurantee you 10-20 years down thye road people will still be able to. Because its great songs like that that gets remembered. Not some stupid fad s**t that was a hit and made a couple of million dollars for like 3 -4 weeks and then was forgotten when some other dumbass writes a even sillier song. I agree Im amazed that people like Keith Urban, and Brad Paisley , and Toby Keith are doing as well as they have been.
Its great to see that musicians are still trying to keep it real.
REAL COUNTRY!
-madtabber | 1/18/2006
who ever doesnt like this song shold pull there head out off ur asssssss
-ogieo | 1/18/2006
Point Proven!
The only people who like this crap haven't learned yet how to spell. And they think its country, but it isn't, by no means.
-madtabber | 1/18/2006
Another point proven, it's supposed to be "by any means" you hillbilly. This song is great. Thanks for the tab.
-urbancowboy1990 | 1/26/2006
What's wrong with being a hillbilly?????
I am as country as you can get, for living
in a big city. That is a predjudice remark!
-WildCard76 | 1/26/2006
i admit i like this song, but i don't believe that it is country. it just goes to show you what this world is coming to. Everyone is a business person, just trying to make a dollar at anything. They don't go for quality they go for the $$$.
-arrow06 | 2/4/2006
Personally I dont like this song . One of my good friends was a co writter on it and he would'nt even cut it. He said he did'nt want to be labeled as the Badonkadonk guy the rest of his career. He has a new album out entitled "The Dollar." Everyone has a very valid point but when it comes down to it .. Lets just say it's all about making music in the money business. But, if you listen to the rest of Jamey's songs you we will see he's countrier than a hiccup. We both grew up in Alabama on traditional country. Jamey played in Nashville last night and after playing this song..He played "He stopped loving her today."
-HayHead | 2/6/2006
Personally I dont like this song . One of my good friends was a co writter on it and he would'nt even cut it. He said he did'nt want to be labeled as the Badonkadonk guy the rest of his career. He has a new album out entitled "The Dollar." Everyone has a very valid point but when it comes down to it .. Lets just say it's all about making music in the money business. But, if you listen to the rest of Jamey's songs you we will see he's countrier than a hiccup. We both grew up in Alabama on traditional country. Jamey played in Nashville last night and after playing this song..He played "He stopped loving her today."
-HayHead | 2/6/2006
madtabber is right im 14 and i think this is the most hilarious excuse for country trace adkins is a great artist and i love his stuff but hes turning rock and its just not right i love this song and the tab sounds awesome i just dont think its country

plus anyone dumb enough to call an ass a "badonkydonk" is just retarded great job on the tabv though thx
-timcgrady | 2/10/2006
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