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Caine River Blues Chords

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Caine River Blues

  		E 
Down in Louisiana, got too much to lose 
A 
Down in Louisiana, got too much to lose 
                                                      
B7                                               E 
I got twenty years of living, with these old Caine 
River Blues 
 
(Chords are the same throughout the song)  
 
Work at tenant farming', Jacob is my name 
I work at tenant farming', Jacob is my name 
I spent half my life getting' blisters, from cutting 
sugar cane 
 
Got me a son named Jimmy, got a wife named Marie 
Said I got me a son named Jimmy, got a wife named 
Marie 
I'm getting old working in the sun all day, but she 
done alright by me 
 
She said Jimmy needs some schooling, so he doesn't end 
up like you 
Said Jimmy needs some schooling, so he doesn't end up 
like you 
But buying his books on the money I make it's a damn 
hard thing to do 
 
Mr. Jackson wants to see me, so he called me in at 
four 
Mr. Jackson wants to see me, but he called me in at 
four 
Said I got me combine Jacob. I don't need you anymore 
 
Slide Solo 
 
Well I got a brother named Virgil, he sells crack 
cocaine 
I got me a brother named Virgil, he sells crack 
cocaine 
He got rich a long time ago and he left that sugar 
cane 
 
Virgil said hey Jacob, I'll make you a deal 
Virgil said hey Jacob, I'll make you a deal 
I got to get some good to Appaloosas I need you behind 
the wheel 
 
W were headed south on a two lane road called highway 
1-9-0 
We were headed south on a two-lane road called highway 
1-9-0 
Mr. trooper pulled us over outside of town he said 
step out nice and slow 
 
Mr. Trooper shot poor virgule, when he tried to run 
Mr. Trooper shot poor Virgil, when tried to run 
But I killed Mr. Trooper, with Virgil's old shotgun 
 
Down in Louisiana, got nothing left to lose 
Down in Louisiana, got nothing left to lose 
Now I'm going to Angola with these ol'Caine River 
Blues 
	  

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