Johnny Lee – “Cherokee Fiddle”

CHEROKEE FIDDLE

INTRO: D G A Bb Bm Bb
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D G
When the train pulled into the station

A Bb Bm Bb
He’d open up his case and resin up his bow

D G
He’d play upside down the Orange Blossom Special

A7 D
Cause if you want to make a living you’ve got to put on a good show

Bm D
And when he’d smell the smoke and the cinders

Bm Em A7
He’d slick back his hair, and open up his case

D G
He’d play the Cherokee Fiddle, he’d play it for the whiskey

A7 D
Cause good whiskey never let him lose his place

D G
He was always there, playing for the miners

A Bb Bm Bb
The Devil’s Dream was a song they understood

D G
And then he’d go out to Oklahoma

A7 D
But he’d wait till the trains were running and the weather was good

Bm D
And when he’d smell the smoke and the cinders

Bm Em A7
He’d slick back his hair, and open up his case

D G
He’d play the Cherokee Fiddle, he’d play it for the whiskey

A7 D
Cause good whiskey never let him lose his place

INSTRUMENTAL (Like a verse)
D G A Bb Bm Bb
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D G A7 D
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D G
Now the Indians are dressing up like cowboys
A Bb Bm Bb
And the cowboys are putting leather and turquoise on
D G
And the music is sold by lawyers
A7 D
And the fools who fiddled in the middle of the stations are gone
Bm D
Some folks say they’ll never miss it
Bm Em A7
That old fiddle squealed like the Indian race
D G
The Cherokee Fiddle is gone forever
A7 D
Like the music of the whistle that the old locomotives made

Bm D
So when you smell the smoke and the cinders
Bm Em A7
Slick back your hair, and open up your case
D G
Play the Cherokee Fiddle, you can play it for the whiskey
A Bb Bm Bb
Good whiskey will never let you lose your place
D A7 D
Good whiskey will never let you lose your place

Bm Bb D G
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D A7 D
Good whiskey will never let you lose your place

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