lynyrd skynyrd – “ballad of curtis lowe”

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Lynyrd Skynyrd – The Ballad Of Curtis Lowe

Intro – E – D – E

(verse 1)
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 2)
E B A E
Old Curt was a black man with white curly hair,
E B A E
When he had a fifth of wine he did not have a care,
E B A E
He used to own an old Dobro, used to play it across his knee,
E B A E
I give old Curt my money, he play all day for me,

(chorus)
A E E7
Play me a song, Curtis Loew, Curtis Loew,
A E E7
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 – D – E
Cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker to ever play the blues,

(verse 3)
He looked to be sixty, and maybe I was ten,
Mama used to whup me, but I’d go see him again,
I clap my hands, stomp my feets, try to stay in time,
He’d play a song or two, then take another drink of wine,

(chorus)
A E E7
Play me a song, Curtis Loew, Curtis Loew,
A E E7
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 – D – E
Cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker to ever play the blues,

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