Abba – Cotton Smokey Midnight chords

Chords:
Left handed
Transpose:
MEDLEY:  PICK A BALE OF COTTON /
ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY / THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL  (Abba)

Time signature: Cut Common (ie feels 2/4 but written 4/4)
E (whole song is E)Gonna jump down, spin around, pick a bale of cotton
Gonna jump down, spin around, pick a bale a day Gonna jump down, spin around, pick a bale of cotton Gonna jump down, spin around, pick a bale a day Oh, Lordy Pick a bale of cotton Oh, Lordy Pick a bale a day Oh, Lordy Pick a bale of cotton Oh, Lordy Pick a bale a day I said me and my buddy gonna pick a bale of cotton Now me and my buddy gonna pick a bale a day I said me and my buddy gonna pick a bale of cotton Now me and my buddy gonna pick a bale a day Oh, Lordy Pick a bale of cotton Oh, Lordy Pick a bale a day Oh, Lordy Pick a bale of cotton Oh, Lordy Pick a bale a day Turnaround: 6 bars of E then
|E |D |A D|A N.C.|Time Signature now 6/8
(A) DOn top of Old Smokey
AAll covered with snow
A7 EI lost my true lover
A A7By courting so slow
DFor courting's a pleasure
AAnd parting is grief
EAnd a false-hearted lover
A A7Is worse than a thief
DOn top of old Smokey
AAll covered with snow
A7 EI lost my true lover
ABy courting so slow
Back to 4/4 Turnaround: 4 bars N.C. however you can play a G Verse 1:
(G) CWell, you wake up in the morning
GHear the ding dong ring
DYou go marching to the table
GSee the same old thing
CSee the fork on the table
GNothing in your pan
DIf you say a thing about it
GYou're in trouble with the man
CHORUS:
G7 CLet the midnight special
GShine a light on me
DLet the midnight special
GShine its everlovin' light on me
Verse 2:
G7 CIf you ever go to Houston
GWell you'd better act right
DAnd you'd better not gamble
GAnd you'd better not fight
CFor the sheriff will arrest you
GAnd he'll take you down
DAnd before you understand it
GYou are prison bound
CHORUS:
G7 CLet the midnight special
GShine a light on me
DLet the midnight special
G Shine its everlovin' light on me (on me, on me)
[Play CHORUS two more times, then fade fourth time around.] [Live: can just end on the final G Chord, or do a cadence] :Charted by Bustopher the Busker - bustopher@bigpond.com
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