William Elliott Whitmore - Johnny Law chords

      
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		  Johnny Law - William Elliott Whitmore
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Tabbed by: Steve
Email: drtywrk_21@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard

First time I saw him play this tune it was on the banjo. Then the new
album he plays it on guitar with a slide.  I just saw him recently and 
he played it on the guitar with no slide and that is the way I am going 
to tab it. If you want to use a slide, it's not too difficult...
just slide to the same notes. Love this tune though. 

Chords used: You can play the whole A chord if you would like. E A5 B7 G Be|----0-----X-----2-----3-----2-----------|B|----0-----X-----0-----3-----4-----------|G|----1-----X-----2-----4-----4-----------|D|----2-----2-----1-----5-----4-----------|A|----2-----0-----2-----5-----2-----------|E|----0-----X-----X-----3-----X-----------|
Intro: For the intro I use my pinky to slide on the e string and have my hand ready to go to the E chord quickly. Pretty sure that's how he does it. (Also if you kinda loosely strum it and hit the B string on occasion, it's not a big deal...it actually sounds good).
e|--0-2-0-2/4-444-4/2-2-0-2-0-----------|B|--------------------------0-----------|G|--------------------------1-----------|D|--------------------------2-----------|A|--------------------------2-----------|E|--------------------------0-----------|
VERSE:
E A E Well I was driving down the road just a minding my own when Johnny Law
B7 Epulled up from behind
E A E G He walked up to my window and said, roll it down and let me see what I can
Bfind
E A E B7I said, no way, what's mine is mine and I'd appreciate it if you'd leave me
Ebe
E A EHe said, I'll leave you be alright, in a cell all night, I'll lock you up
B7 Eand throw away the key
AHe slapped them cuffs on my wrist
EAnd my hands clenched into fists
B7And I wished I could have punched him in the jaw
EAnd knock out old Johnny Law
CHORUS: (right here he does a walk up to A that goes like so)
e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|---------2-------------------|A|---------0-------------------|E|-0-2-4-----------------------|
AOhh Johnny Law
EJohnny Law
B7He's the littlest man I ever saw
E A EWith his badge and his gun, he'll just hassle everyone
B7 EHe'll get you on the run Johnny Law
(INTRO) VERSE:
E He took me down to the state house
A EAnd he hurled that book at me
A E G BAnd bein' in a cell is like being in hell for a man who longs to be free
E A EI sat there and I wondered, just what gave this man the right
E A E B7 To leave me to rot here on this rickety cot, just a staring at the ceiling
Eall night
A E And I couldn't help but think of the words of my dear departed Pa
A E He said, do the best you can, be a good man, but don't you never trust
B7 EJohnny Law
CHORUS: (THE SAME WALK UP TO A)
AOhh Johnny Law
EJohnny Law
B7He's the littlest man I ever saw
E A EWith his badge and his gun, he'll just hassle everyone
B7 EHe'll get you on the run Johnny Law
VERSE:
E A E B7 Without any proof they couldn't keep me there so they let me out in the
Emorning
E A E G And that cop said, son, I don't know what you done, but just consider this a
Blittle warning
E A E I said, it must take a lot of nerve to protect and to serve but I wonder
B7 Ewhat it would be like
E B7 EIf you didn't have that badge or that gun or that uniform to hide behind
A EAnd although I feel, that this whole deal, I got, was pretty damn wrong
A E My conscience is clean, cause I'm a human being,
B7 EAnd you're just Johnny Law
CHORUS: (THE SAME WALK UP TO A)
AOhh Johnny Law
EJohnny Law
B7He's the littlest man I ever saw
E A E With his badge and his gun, he'll just hassle everyone
B7 EHe'll get you on the run Johnny Law
E A EWith his badge and his gun, he'll just hassle everyone
B7 EYou'll never get me on the run Johnny Law
OUTRO IS SAME AS INTRO AS HE HUMS ALONG TO THE MELODY. Alright that's it. That felt like it took forever. I can't imagine how long its takes someone to tab out something like "Green Grass and High Tides." Cheers.
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