Gulf Of Mexico chords with lyrics by Steve Earle - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Steve Earle – Gulf Of Mexico chords

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Steve Earle sings first verse a cappella, but I provide chords for those of us lacking 
confidence in our voices...

D G DCome and gather 'round me people and a tale to you I'll tell
D A G DOf my father and his father in the days before the Spill
D G DWith an endless sky above 'em and a restless sea below
D A G DAnd every blessing flowing from the Gulf of Mexico
D G DWell my Granddad worked the shrimp boats from the time that he was grown
D A G DAnd he scrimped and saved and bought himself a trawler of his own
D G DHe was rough and he was ready and he drank when he was home
D A G DAnd he made his family's living on the Gulf of Mexico
Chorus
D G D D G DHe was rolling, He was rolling
D G A DCross the deep blue water he was rolling
D G DWell my Daddy drove a crew boat hauling workers to the rigs
D A G DHe was sick of mending nets and couldn't stand the smell of fish
D G DHe drew a steady paycheck 20 years from Texaco
D A G DWhen he died we spread his ashes on the Gulf of Mexico
Chorus
D G D G DHe was rolling, He was rolling
D G A DCross the deep green water he was rolling
D G DAs for me I dreamed of nothing any grander than the day
D A G
DThat I stepped out on the drilling floor to earn a roughneck's pay
D G DThen one night I swear I saw the devil crawlin' from the hole
D A G DAnd he spilled the guts of hell out in the Gulf of Mexico
Chorus
D G D G DWe were rolling, we were rolling
D G A DCross the blood red water we were rolling
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