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Roger Alan Wade - Chillicothe Rain chords

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One of my favorite tunes from Roger's latest album "Southbound Train"
(Chillicothe is the town in Ohio and the location of Chillicothe Federal Prison)


Intro: D


Verse:
D
Low down in Ohio from the day he was born
G                                                   D
Charlie hit that hard road, rollin' like a thunder storm
Trouble as his shadow, larceny in his blood
      G                                                    D
They slapped him in the castle, for lightin' up some peckerwood
       G                                                     D
He got eleven twenty-nine the first time, rode it out like a train
                                        A           D      Cadd9 Bm A
Walked down to the bus line through the Chillicothe rain


Chorus:
G                                                                 D
Some people stay in hell just because they know the names of the streets
                                                               A
Some lay their soul on the anvil, hand 'em the hammer, that's me
D                                        G
Sorry for the trouble, the worry and the pain
                                  D              A           D
Sorry I never had sense enough to get out of the Chillicothe rain


Verse:
D
He hung around in pool halls, like to never find a job
G                                                                       D
Finally started bouncin' for some dude, connected with the Steubenville mob
Fell hard for a dancer, she took him for a ride
           G                                                     D
She coulda cleared him with her answer, she got on the stand and lied
       G                                                  D
He got ten years for good behavior, ten years and mark of Cain
                                               A               D      Cadd9 Bm A
The guard hollered "See ya later" through the hard Chillicothe rain


Chorus:
G                                                                 D
Some people stay in hell just because they know the names of the streets
                                                               A
Some lay their soul on the anvil, hand 'em the hammer, that's me
D                                        G
Sorry for the trouble, the worry and the pain
                                  D              A           D
Sorry I never had sense enough to get out of the Chillicothe rain


Break: Cadd9 Bm A G A D


Verse:
D
Charlie stayed clear of trouble, for a year he walked that line
G                                                             D
Tryin' to rebuild from the rubble, set things straight in his mind
One night he got a phone call, said "mom I'll be right back"
G                                                                  D
She just killed the porch light when she heard sirens down by the tracks
    G                                                       D
The score he swore he'd settle got him more than a ball and chain
                                                    A           D      Cadd9 Bm A
Got him the Lord's prayer and Satan's chair in the Chillicothe rain


Chorus:
G                                                                 D
Some people stay in hell just because they know the names of the streets
                                                               A
Some lay their soul on the anvil, hand 'em the hammer, that's me
    D                                        G
My storm will soon be over when they run lightning through my brain
                                     D                      A           D
By the time you read this I'll be a lily-white mist in the Chillicothe rain
        G                            D                      A           D
By the time you read this I'll be a lily-white mist in the Chillicothe rain
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