Chuck Ragan - Coal Tattoo chords

      
This is Chuck Ragan's cover of  Coal Tattoo' originally done by Billy Ed Wheeler 
and covered by numerous artists through the years. This version however is mainly 
based on Hazel Dicken's version, a personal favourite of Chuck's. On Capo 5. 
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Intro (x2): Am, C, Am, C, 
                  Am C, G, Am

Verse 1: 
Am C/G AmTravelin' down that coal town road.
C G AmListenin' to my rubber tires whine.
Am F AmGoodbye to Buckeye and white Sycamore.
C G AmI'm leavin' you behind.
G C G C G CI've been coal miner all of my life.
G C G C G CLayin' down track in the hole.
F Am GGotta back like an ironwood, bit by the wind.
Am C/G AmBlood veins blue as the coal.
F C/G AmBlood veins blue as the coal.
Verse 2:
Am C/GSomebody said,
Am C G Am"That's a strange tattoo you have on the side of your head."
AmI said,
C Am "That's the blueprint left by the coal.
Am G C/G AmA little more and I'd been dead.
Am G C G CWell, I love the rumble and I love the dark.
G C G C I love the cool of the shade,
C/G Am C/GAnd it's on down the new road, lookin' for a job.
C G AmThis travelin' nook in my head. (Sometimes x2)
Interlude: Intro Chords Verse 3:
Am C/G Am I stood for the union and walked in the line
C/G Am And fought against the company.
Am C/G AmI stood for the U. M. W. of A.
F C AmNow, who's gonna stand by me?
C G C GI've got no house and I got no job,
G C/G GJust got a worried soul
F C/G AmAnd a blue tattoo on the side of my head
F C/G AmLeft by the number nine coal.
F C/G Am Left by the number nine coal.
Verse 4:
Am C/G AmSome day when I'm dead and gone
G C AmTo heaven, the land of my dreams.
Am C AmI won't have to worry on losin' my job,
C G AmOn bad times and big machines.
C G AmI ain't gonna pay my money away
G C GOn dues or hospital plans.
G Am CI'm gonna cut coal where the blue heavens roll
F G AmAnd sing with the angel band.
F G AmAnd sing with the angel band.
Outro:
F G AmAnd sing with the angel band.
F G AmAnd sing with the angel band.
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