Jason Boland

They Took It Away

Jason Boland

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They Took It Away

Intro: G  D  A  Bm  G  D  A  D  

verse 1 
   D                      A     D 
My kin come to Texas from Tennessee  
          G          A         D 
With Davy Crockett a long time ago 
D                        A         D 
     I guess it's pretty lucky for me 
            Em               G    A  G  
They didn't all go to the Alamo 
They fought to make Texas free 
         Em                G    A  G   
From the armies of Old Mexico 
They must have thought it was something to be  
     Em                        G      A  G  
In a land where a family could grow 

D G D So they took it away they took it away again G D I wonder what those brave women and men Em G A G Would do if they came back around D What would they say G D About the way everything has been G D I don't think they were trying to win Em G A D A place to put poison in the ground
verse 2 D A D Now I live on an Oklahoma hill G A D It ain't Texas but it used to be D A D Back before Jackson signed a deal Em G A G To make it Indian Territory D In the winter that was freezin' cold Em G A G They marched the Cherokee D In the land rush the settlers stole Em G A G every place that they could be
D G D They took it away they took it away again G D They had the sword and they had the pen Em G A G Worse than Spaniards come for gold D G D They took it away they took it away again G D Now they poison the lakes and the lands Em G A D That their great grandfather stole
Instrumental G D G D G D Em G D verse 3 D A D Something happened in between the time G A D It was home for the outlaw man D A D And this time I like to think is mine Em G A G Is just where all the oil money has been D How can anybody make a meal Em G A G From what they can't afford to grow D What's going to be left to steal Em G A G When there are no more free souls
D G D They took it away they took it away again G D How much time do you have to spend Em G A G Just to get them to let you be D G D Take it away take it away again G D Em G I always want to be livin' in the land of the free A D The land of the free!

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