Rio Grand - Becketts Back Forty chords

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(Strum once for each of the chords in the first verse.) 

G Cadd9 GIn Knox County nobody was famous
G Cadd9 G Just a map dot that people passed through
G Cadd9 GEverybody grew Corn and tomatoes, yeah
G D G(Begin strum pattern. I use D-DU-UDU.)At least as far as we knew
G Cadd9 GOld man Beckett on 200 acres
G Cadd9 GFrom sunup till sundown he worked
G Cadd9 G Just like the rest of our neighbors
G D GHe seemed like the salt of the earth
C F7 C But we all knew something was different
G DWhen the market hit bottom that year
G Cadd9 G While the rest of the county was starvin'
Em D G He brought a brand new John Deere
G Cadd9 GWell that rumor mill started churning
G Cadd9 GDown at the Lucky Dog Cafe
G Cadd9 G And it spread thru our Church Congregation
G D GWhen he threw a grand in the plate
C F7 CHad his lotto numbers gone lucky
G DOr did some rich relative die
G Cadd9 GWhere on God's earth did he get the money
G D Gto install that Jacuzzi outside
Key Change to A Bridge:
A One night after fishin with all of the fellas
A F#mCuriosity got the best of us.
ASo we crept thru his corn rows with flashlights and high hopes
A F#mTo see what the truth really was
E D ATill we were stopped by a shot from his gun, run
A D A We scattered in every direction
A D A Grateful to get out alive
A D AWhat happened that night was never mentioned
A E ATill the day they arrived
D G D With helicopters and squad cars
A EThey completely surrounded his place
A D A They cut down all of his cash crops
F#m E A I can still see the shame on his face
D G DAs they hauled him away in those handcuffs
A EFor growin' what he shouldn't grow
A D A He said "Careful kids one day you'll end up
F#m E AReapin' the seeds that you sew
In Knox county nobody was famous Just a map dot that people passed through Everybody grew corn and tomatoes, yeah At least as far as we knew
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