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Chris Ledoux - This Cowboys Hat tab

"This Cowboy's Hat" by Jake Brooks, Preformed by Chris LeDoux
Transcribed by ear by Steve Woolen, stevewoolen at gmail.com

Well, there's always been groups of people that never could see eye to eye, and I always
thought if they ever had a chance to sit and talk face to face, they might realize they
got a lot in common.

Standard Tuning, Capo 2nd Fret

Intro:
    Am                                               X2
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Verse:
Am Em G Am    Am Em G Am    Am C Dm     Am Em Am

Chorus and Solo:
Am C Dm       Am C Em       Am C Dm     Am Em Am

Verse:
Well I was sittin' in a coffee shop just havin' a cup to pass the time
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Swappin' rodeo stories with this old cowboy friend of mine
    Am          Em          G           Am
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When some motorcycle riders started snickerin' in the back
    Am          C           Dm
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Started pokin' fun at my friend's hat
    Am          Em          Am
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Now one ol' boy said, "Hey Tex, where'd ya park yer horse?"
    Am          Em          G           Am
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My friend just pulled his hat down low, but they couldn't be ignored
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One husky fella said, "I think I'll rip that hat right off yer head"
    Am          C           Dm
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That's when my friend turned around, and this is what he said:
    Am          Em          Am          A5    Am
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Chorus:
Am                   C   Dm
"You ride a black tornado across the western sky
Am               C           Em
Rope an ol' blue norther and milk it till it's dry
    Am            C     Dm
Bulldog the Mississippi, pin its ears down flat
Am              Em                 Am
Long before you take this cowboy's hat."

Pre-Verse
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Verse 2:

"Now partner this old hat's better left alone
    Am          Em          G           Am
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                                                1/4 bend
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 --------------------------------------------------5b-----------------------|
 -----------------------------------------------------7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(7)\0-|
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See it used to be my daddy's, but last year he passed on
    Am          Em          G           Am
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                                    1/2 bend and release
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 -------------------------------------------7br-7---------------------------|
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My nephew skinned the rattl'r that makes up this old hat band
    Am          C           Dm
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But back in '69 he died in Vietnam
    Am          Em          Am
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 -------------------------------------------(-8/10\-8)----8---8-------------|
 ---------------------------------------5-8-(10/12\10)---10--10-------------|
 ---------------------------------(5/7)-------------------------------------|
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Now the eagle feather was given to me by an Indian friend of mine
    Am          Em          G           Am
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But someone ran him down somewhere around that Arizona line
    Am          Em          G           Am
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 -----------------------------------------------------(5/7\5)-7-(7p5)---5----|
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------7---7~-|
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And a real special lady gave me this hat pin
    Am          C           Dm
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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------5-8-5-|
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I don't know if I'll ever see her again"
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 ---------------------------------------8-----8--9--10~~~~~~~~--------------|
 ------------------------------------------9--------------------------------|
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Chorus

Pre-Verse
    Am
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Verse 3
"Now, if your leather jacket means to you what this hat means to me
    Am          Em          G           Am
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Then I guess we understand each other, and we'll just let it be
    Am          Em          G           Am
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But if you still think it's funny, man you got my back up against the wall
    Am          C           Dm
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And if you touch my hat your gonna have to fight us all."
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Right then I caught a little sadness in that gang leaders eyes
    Am          Em          G           Am
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An' he turned back to the others and they all just kind of shuffled on outside
    Am          Em          G           Am
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But when my friend turned back towards me, I noticed his ol' hat brim
    Am          C           Dm
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Well it was turned up, in a big ol' Texas grin!
            Am              Em            Am
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Chorus
                       1/2 step bend                       full step bend
Outro Solo:  (Follows chorus chord progression)
 ----------------------------------------------------5---5-8-5----8b--5-----|
 ------------------------------------------------------8--------------------|
 ----------------5---------5-7b-7--5---5-7-5--------------------------------|
 ------------5-7---7~~~~-7-----------7-------7-5-7~~------------------------|
 --------5-7----------------------------------------------------------------|
 ----5-8--------------------------------------------------------------------|


 slow 1/2 step bend
 ----------------7-----------12-12---12-12-12---12-12-12---12-12-12-12-12\-|
 -8b--------10-8------(8h10)-10-10---10-10-10---10-10-10---10-10-10-10-10\-|
 ---------9----------------------------------------------------------------|
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                                  1/2 step bend
 -------------------5---5--5--5------------------------8-------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------(8/10)------------|
 ----(5h7)--5-------7---7--7--5---------7b-5-----5--7----------------------|
 --------------7-----------------7------------7----------------------------|
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I believe this has been transcribed fairly accurately.  Please email any corrections. Enjoy!
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