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GutBucketeer Lyr Req: Take 'em Away (Mance Lipscomb) (11) Lyr/Chords Add: TAKE 'EM AWAY (Old Crow Medicine.. 15 Oct 10


Here are the chords from Ultimate Guitar Chords:

Take 'em Away by Old Crow Medicine Show

Pretty straight forward, this one- 3 chords, with some subtle picking variations
once you nail it. Be sure to use a Texan accent!


D                   G
Take 'em away, take 'em away Lord!
D                            A
Take away these chains from me!
D                                     G
My heart is broken 'cos my spirit's not free,
D                                    A
Lord, take away these chains from me!

Verse 1:

D                                              G
Some birds' feathers are too bright to be caged
D                                                      A
I know I'm not that colourful, but a bird just the same
D                                              G
Open up your gate now, let me put down my load
D                                           A
So I can feel at ease and go back to my home.

Version 2

100% correct.
Capo on 7th fret.

You can figure out the picking its not that hard, but it sounds just fine strumming the chords.

G             C                   G               D
Take em away Take em away Lord, Take away these chains from me.

G                           C                G                     D
My heart is broken cause my spirits not free, Lord take away these chains
from me.

G                         C                   G
Some bird feathers are too bright to be caged, I know i'm not that

colorful, but a bird just the same.

G                            C                G
Open up your gate now let me put down my load, so i can feel at ease and
   D          G
go back to my home.


G                            C             G
Sun beatin' down my legs cant seem to stand, theres a boss man at a turnrow

with a rifle in his hand.

G                      C                     G
I've got nine children, nothin' in the pan. My wife she died hungry while i

D          G
was plowin' land.


G                           C                        G
Cant see when i go to work, cant see when i get off. How do you expect a man

not to get lost.

G                              C                G                        
Every year i just keep getting deeper in debt, if theres a happy day Lord

D               G
I havent seen one yet.


G                      C                              G
Land that i love is the land that i'm workin', but its hard to love it all

the time when your back is a hurtin'.

G                      C                   G                        D
Gettin' too old now to push this here plow, let me lay down so i can look at

the clouds.


G                               C                   G
The land that i know is where to rivers collide, the Brazos, the Navaso and

    D       G
the big blue sky.

G                            C
Flood plains, freight trains, watermelon vines

   G                                       D                G
Of any place on God's green earth, this is where I choose to die


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