Kenny Rogers – Reuben James chords

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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 E

E Reuben James
B EIn my song you'll live again
A EAnd the phrases that I rhyme
B E Are just footsteps outta time
A E B EFrom a time when I knew you, Reuben James
E Reuben James,
B E All the folks around Madison County cussed your name
A E Just a no account share-cropper coloured man
B EWho'd steal anything he can
A E B EAnd everybody laid the blame on Reuben James
Chorus
AReuben James
EYou still walk the fertile fields of my mind
AThe faded shirt, the weathered brow
EThe calloused hands upon the plough
D A ELoved you then and I love you now, Reuben James
E Flora Graves,
B EThe gossip of Madison County died with child
A EAnd although your skin was black
B E You were the one who didn't turn your back
A E B EOn a hungry white child with no name, Reuben James
E Reuben James,
B EWith your mind on my soul and a bible in your right hand
A EAnd you said turn the other cheek
B E There's a better world waitin' for the meek
A E B EIn my mind these words remain from Reuben James
Repeat chorus
AReuben James
EYou still walk the fertile fields of my mind
AThe faded shirt, the weathered brow
EThe calloused hands upon the plough
D A ELoved you then and I love you now, Reuben James
Third 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 field
Bb FAnd to your lonely pine box came
C FJust a preacher me and the rain
Bb F C FTo sing one last refrain for Reuben James
Chorus x 2
BbReuben James
FYou still walk the fertile fields of my mind
BbThe faded shirt, the weathered brow
FThe calloused hands upon the plough
Eb Ab FLoved you then and I love you now, Reuben James
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