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Kenny Rogers – Reuben James chords
Reuben James by Kenny Rogers Written by Kenny Rogers From Kenny Rogers and the First Edition 1977 Original Key is E Tabbed by Kellie G (Autobahn) Intro EE Reuben JamesB EIn my song you'll live againA EAnd the phrases that I rhymeB E Are just footsteps outta timeA E B EFrom a time when I knew you, Reuben JamesE Reuben James,B E All the folks around Madison County cussed your nameA E Just a no account share-cropper coloured manB EWho'd steal anything he canA E B EAnd everybody laid the blame on Reuben JamesChorusAReuben JamesEYou still walk the fertile fields of my mindAThe faded shirt, the weathered browEThe calloused hands upon the ploughD A ELoved you then and I love you now, Reuben JamesE Flora Graves,B EThe gossip of Madison County died with childA EAnd although your skin was blackB E You were the one who didn't turn your backA E B EOn a hungry white child with no name, Reuben JamesE Reuben James,B EWith your mind on my soul and a bible in your right handA EAnd you said turn the other cheekB E There's a better world waitin' for the meekA E B EIn my mind these words remain from Reuben JamesRepeat chorusAReuben JamesEYou still walk the fertile fields of my mindAThe faded shirt, the weathered browEThe calloused hands upon the ploughD A ELoved you then and I love you now, Reuben JamesThird verse key change F (if you can swing it, otherwise keep in key of E)FReuben James,C F One dark cloudy day they brought you from the fieldBb FAnd to your lonely pine box cameC FJust a preacher me and the rainBb F C FTo sing one last refrain for Reuben JamesChorus x 2BbReuben JamesFYou still walk the fertile fields of my mindBbThe faded shirt, the weathered browFThe calloused hands upon the ploughEb Ab FLoved you then and I love you now, Reuben JamesIf you've enjoyed playing this tab for its ease and accuracy, please rate at UG. Thanks! :)