Jonathan Coulton – Kenesaw Mountain Landis chords


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Verse 1
D GKenesaw Mountain Landis was a bad mother fucker
D Em A7He was seventeen feet tall, he had a hundred and fifty wives
D G He didn't do that much except he saved the game of baseball
D G D A7He put two and two together and he noticed it was four
D G D A7Now the treachery of Shoeless Joe can't hurt us anymore
D G A7 D A(break)And he'll always be remembered as Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Verse 2
D G Fellow named Joe Jackson was a fielder for the Black Sox
D Em A7And he always wore his black socks, but he never wore no shoes
D GHe weren't the nicest fellow and he had a couple problems
D G D A7Cause he drank a lot and he beat his wife and he always acted rude
D G D A7He killed and ate some babies and he copped an attitude
D G A7 D A(break)And the one man that he hated most was Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Bridge 1
Bm Mafia said Shoeless Joe
F#You should really run this show
DYou should be the guy who owns baseball
BmAnd all you really gotta do
F#Is help us make a buck or two
D G A7We'll bet on the other team
D G A7You'll lose the game but make it seem
D G A7Like nothing could be further from the truth
Verse 3
D GShoeless Joe did what they said he dropped a couple fly balls
D Em A7And he walked up to the pitcher and he poked him in the eye
D GAnd in the seventh inning with the Black Sox nearly beaten
D G D A7There was someone who was watching from his blimp above the stands
D G D A7Cradling a rifle in his thick and meaty hands
D G A D A(break)And as if you hadn't guessed yet it was Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Bridge 2
BmKenesaw said drop that glove
F#Or I swear by God above
DI'll make you regret playing baseball
BmShoeless Joe looked up and saw
F#The silver rifle's gaping maw
D G A7Though no one had noticed yet
D G A7His underwear was getting wet
D G A7He peed himself in front of everyone
Slow Verse
D GShoeless Joe was finished but he couldn't quite admit it
D Em A7So he raised his middle finger up above the other four
D G Kenesaw took careful aim and fired a single bullet
D G D A7And he shot that dirty finger off and he dropped his trusty gun
D G D A7And everybody in the stands knew that he had won
D G A7 DAnd today they still refer to him as Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Final Verse
D GShoeless Joe left baseball and became a famous pop star
D Em A7 DAnd he asked the musical question is she really going out with him
GHe had a couple albums and a comeback in the 80's
D G D A7But he never won a Grammy and he never was the same
D G D A7And he never could be satisfied with critical acclaim
D G A7 D A7Cause the critics all confused him with the great Elvis Costello
D G A7 DYes the critics all confused him with the great Elvis Costello
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