Jason Isbell

Decoration Day

Jason Isbell

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Decoration Day

	  		
Intro 
| C C/B | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | G G/B | Am | 

verse 1 
C           C/B       Am Am/E 
. It's Decoration Day .  . 
C            C/B            Am           Am/E 
. And I've a mind to roll a stone on his grave 
C            C/B     Am Am/E 
. What would he say? .  . 
           G          G/B              Am 
He'd say, "Keepin' me down, boy, won't keep you away" 

verse 2 
C           C/B       Am Am/E 
. It's Decoration Day .  . 
    C          C/B             Am           Am/E 
And I knew the Hill boys would put him away . 
   C     C/B     Am    Am/E 
My Daddy wasn't afraid . 
            G              G/B           Am 
Said, "We'd fight 'til the last Lawson's last livin' day" 

verse 3 
      C       C/B         Am      Am/E 
Well, I never knew how it all got started 
C              C/B       Am           Am/E 
. Problem with Holland before we were born 
      C              C/B         Am          Am/E 
And I don't know the name of the boy we tied down 
       G            G/B           Am 
And we beat 'til he just couldn't walk anymore 

verse 4 
    C          C/B     Am         Am/E 
But I know the caliber in Daddy's chest 
  C           C/B          Am     Am/E 
I know what Holland Hill drives . 
    C             C/B     Am           Am/E 
The state let him go so I guess it was best 
       G      G/B          Am 
'Cause nobody needs all us Lawsons alive 

Break 1 
| G G/B | Am | Em | Em | Em | Em | 

Verse 5 
   C          C/B        Am            Am/E 
My Daddy said one of the boys had come by 
    C            C/B      Am  Am/E 
The lumber man's favorite son . 
          C             C/B            Am           Am/E 
He said, ?Beat him real good but don't dare let him die? 
       G       G/B          Am 
And if you see Holland Hill run 

Verse 6 
      C             C/B           Am         Am/E 
Well, I said, ?They ain't give us trouble no more 
     C                C/B        Am      Am/E 
That we ain't brought down on ourselves? . 
      C           C/B         Am         Am/E 
But a chain on my back and my ear to the floor 
         G            G/B          Am 
And I'll send all the Hill Boys to hell 
     G            G/B          Am    | Em | Em | Em | Em | 
I'll send all the Hill boys to hell 

Break 2 
| C C/B | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | G G/B | Am Am/E | 
| C C/B | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | G G/B | Am Am/E | 
| C C/B | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | G G/B | Am Am/E | 
| C C/B | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | G G/B | Am | 

Verse 7 
C           C/B       Am Am/E 
. It's Decoration Day .  . 
    C        C/B       Am         Am/E 
And I've got family in Mobile Bay . 
           C             C/B           Am Am/E 
They ain't never seen my Daddy's grave .  . 
     G            G/B          Am 
That don't bother me, it ain't marked anyway 

Verse 8 
       C          C/B         Am         Am/E 
'Cause I got dead brothers in Lauderdale south 
    C          C/B         Am   Am/E 
And I got dead brothers in east Tennessee 
   C         C/B           Am           Am/E 
My Daddy got shot right in front of his house 
       G         G/B         Am 
He had no one to fall on but me 

Verse 9 
C           C/B       Am Am/E 
. It's Decoration Day .  . 
    C      C/B        Am          Am/E 
And I've a mind to go spit on his grave 
   C       C/B            Am       Am/E 
If I was a Hill, I'd have put him away 
        G              G/B           Am 
And I'd fight 'til the last Lawson's last livin' day 
    G              G/B           Am 
I'd fight 'til the last Lawson's last livin' day 
    G              G/B           Am          Am 
I'd fight 'til the last Lawson's last livin' day 

Outro 
| C C/B | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | G G/B | Am Am/E | 
| C C/B | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | G G/B | Am Am/E | 
| C G   | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | C G   | Am Am/E | G G/B | Am Am/E | 
| C C/B | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | C C/B | Am Am/E | G G/B | Am | 
		  

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