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Turnpike Troubadours - Before The Devil Knows We're Dead (Chord)
Album: Goodbye Normal Street (2012)
Submitter: lmofle (649) on 10/13/12
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Before The Devil Knows We're Dead
By Turnpike Troubadours
Tabbed By Larry Mofle
10/13/2012

Somebody figure out that badass acoustic intro!


Play the Am with alternating bass and a hammer on the 4th string, 2nd fret


C      G       Am 
He was pushing eighty but he acted twenty two
F                  C                   G                   Am      
He could laugh and drink just like his grandchildren would do
          Am
There was square hay on the meadow, second cuttin' of the year
         F               C              G               Am 
Well his summer work was over once they got the pasture clear
          Am
They were drinking on the big bluff, 'cross the river from the field 
         F               C                G              Am
Well, he walked up to the edge and threw a stone in and he kneeled
       C           G      Am
And he looked down at the water, said boys I'm going in
          F                C                 G            Am 
They were cheering when he jumped but he did not come up again


Chorus:
     F             C              G            Am
Well raise another round boys and have another glass
   F            C             G           B7
Be thankful for today knowing it'll never last
         F                 C                 G            Am
And lets leave the world a-laughing when our eulogies are read
       F          C                G                Am
May we all get to heaven 'fore the devil knows were dead
       F          C                G                Am
May we all get to heaven 'fore the devil knows were dead


Well it was twenty after midnight and they were going eighty five
She was barely out of high school, wasn't bad to feel alive
Just a two lane piece of blacktop, a snaky stretch of road
Well the wind blew through the wing vents, it was clear and fresh and cold
Well the driver killed the headlights and he put the throttle down
When they hit the railroad crossin, they were five feet off the ground
Just a screamin through the midnight till they came down again
When the front tire hit a bar-ditch, they went end over end

Chorus

Well I'm twenty eight years old now, I was born in eighty four
And I've been as free as I can be and I won't ask for anymore
So let the fiddle play a hoedown after I draw my last breath
Well tell everyone I know that I loved them all to death

Chorus

May we all get to heaven 'fore the devil knows were dead
May we all get to heaven 'fore the devil knows were dead 
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