lynyrd skynyrd – “ballad of curtis loew”

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The ballad of curtis loew
Lynyrd Skynyrd

LYNYRD SKYNYRD The Ballad Of Curtis Loew
from ‘Second Helping’

Intro: E D E
(E) B
Well, I used to wake the mornin’ before the rooster crowed,
E A F#
Searchin’ for soda bottles to get myself some dough.
E B
Run ‘em down to the corner, down to the country store,
A E
Cash ‘em in, and give my money to a man named Curtis Loew.

Verse:
E B A G E
Old Curt was a black man with white cu-rly hair,
(E) B D A G E
When he had a fifth of wine he did not have a care,
(E) B A G E
He used to own an old Do-bro, used to play it ‘cross his knees
(E) B D E A
I give old Curt my money, he play all day for me.

Chorus:
A E A
Play me a song, Curtis Loew, Curtis Loew,
A E A
Well, I got your drinkin’ money, tune up your Dobro.
A E F#
People said he was useless, them people all were fools,
E D A E E D A G E
‘Cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker to ever play the blues

verse
E B A G E
He looked to be sixty, and maybe I was ten,
B D A G
Mama used to whoop me, but I’d go see him again.
E B A G E
I clap my hands, stomp my feets, try to stay in time,
E B D E
He’d play a song or two, then take another drink of wine.

Chorus:
A E A
Play me a song, Curtis Loew, Curtis Loew,
A E A
Well, I got your drinkin’ money, tune up your Dobro.
A E F#
People said he was useless, them people all were fools,
E D A E E D A G E
‘Cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker to ever play the blues

verse
E B A G E
On the day ole Cur-tis died no_bod-y came to pray,__ old preacher
B D A G
said some words and they chunked him in the clay.
E B A G E
well he lived a life-time play-in the black mans_ blues
E B D E
and on the day he lost his life thats all he had to lose

Chorus:
A E A
Play me a song, Curtis Loew, Curtis Loew,
A E
I wish that you was here __ so ev-ry one would know
A E F#
People said he was useless, them people all were fools,
E D A E E D A G E
‘Cause Curtis Loew you’re the finest picker to ever play the blues

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