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The Ballad of Bull Ramos

Capo 2

Note: I play the non-chorus G's as G6. The 'riff' at the end of each chorus is just the top two strings of the D chord fingerpicked.
-Staals

A G Bm Dm7

A G Bm Dm7
Drive a great big truck
A G Bm Dm7
When I'm old, when I'm old
A G Bm Dm7
Haul the wrecks down to the wreck yard
C                A
Help the boys unload
A G Bm Dm7
Keep my hair nice and long
A G Bm Dm7
Because I can, because I can
A G Bm Dm7
Any of my old friends who have no place to turn to
A G Bm Dm7
They know to call me, any time they come through
Bm D
Never die, never die
D                           
Stand with a bullwhip in my hand
A             G
And rise, and rise
D
In the desert sand

A G Bm Dm7

A G Bm Dm7
Work days, work nights
A G Bm Dm7
Finally get laid off
A G Bm Dm7
By a piece of broken glass 
C                     A
On the floor of the shop
C#m A
And the doctor recognizes me
C#m A
As the operating theater goes dim
C#m A
Aren't you that old wrestler with the bullwhip?
D                       E
Yes sir, that's me, I'm him

A G Bm Dm7

A G Bm Dm7
Get around fine on one leg
A G Bm Dm7
Lose a kidney, then go blind
A G Bm Dm7
Sit on my porch in Houston
A G Bm Dm7
Let the good times dance across my mind
Bm D
Never die, never die
D                            
Stand with a bullwhip in my hand
A              G
And rise, and rise
D
Surrounded by friends

A G Bm Dm7

Alternative chords (hoffy/twhoffma right there at google's mail service):

Standard tuning, no capo.
Chords:
A:     x0222x
G:     320001
Bm:    224432
D:     xx0232
E:     x22100
C:     032010
C#m:   446654

Riff excluded as I can't play it faithfully.
Try to sub the backside of your fingers a little bit over the string after most of the chords :)

A G Bm D

A G Bm D
Drive a great big truck
A G Bm D
When I'm old, when I'm old
A G Bm D
Haul the wrecks down to the wreck yard
C                A
Help the boys unload
A G Bm D
Keep my hair nice and long
A G Bm D
Because I can, because I can
A G Bm D
Any of my old friends who have no place to turn to
A G Bm D
They know to call me, any time they come through
Bm D
Never die, never die
D                           G
Stand with a bullwhip in my hand
D             A
And rise, and rise
G
In the desert sand

A G Bm D

A G Bm D
Work days, work nights
A G Bm D
Finally get laid off
A G Bm D
By a piece of broken glass 
C                     A
On the floor of the shop
C#m A
And the doctor recognizes me
C#m A
As the operating theater goes dim
C#m A
Aren't you that old wrestler with the bullwhip?
D                       E
Yes sir, that's me, I'm him

A G Bm D

A G Bm D
Get around fine on one leg
A G Bm D
Lose a kidney, then go blind
A G Bm D
Sit on my porch in Houston
A G Bm D
Let the good times dance across my mind
Bm D
Never die, never die
D                            G
Stand with a bullwhip in my hand
D              A
And rise, and rise
G
Surrounded by friends

A G Bm D
tabs/the_ballad_of_bull_ramos.txt · Last modified: 2016/06/09 07:07 by staals