Tom Russell

The Death Of Jimmy Martin

Tom Russell

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The Death Of Jimmy Martin

	  		Intro 
G C     F  G   C 

Verse 
                                                        Am 
There's a hound dog running all alone through the piney woods 
          F                             C 
Lord, his howling tears the soul out of me 
                                         Am 
There's a jay bird calling out a funeral dirge 
   F             C 
In ancient harmony 

Verse 
        Am                     F 
Barb'ry Allen rolled over in a grave all morning 
     C             F          G 
With roses growing out of her head 
     C           F         C                F 
Hey, god's gonna burn down Nashville, boys 
                      C 
'Cause Jimmy Martin's dead 
                    G             C 
Ah, the great Jimmy Martin's gone dead 

Verse 
                      F                  C 
You got twenty-twenty vision, but you're walking 'round blind 
              G    C 
You Grand Ole Opry fools 
                     F                  C 
With your hypocritic judgments and your self-righteous snobbery 
               G             C 
Your goddamned false hearted rule 

Verse 
    Am                         F 
You scorned Hank Williams, you shunned Jimmy Martin 
         C         F          G 
Boys who sang with tongues on fire 
   C           F              C 
So god's gonna burn down your Grand Ole Opry 
         F                             C 
Hear the screams of the hypocrites and liars 
                         G           C 
They feel safer now that Jimmy has expired 

Chorus 
      G                    F 
Yeah, run, Pete, run, your master's calling you 
     C          F   G 
He's waiting on up ahead 
Am               F                        C 
Don't look back, Nashville's burning down 
      G        C 
Jimmy Martin's dead 
                    G             C 
Oh, the great Jimmy Martin's gone dead 

Instrumental 
C F C     F C    G C 
Am  F  C  G  C F C  F  C   G  C 

Verse 
                 F             C 
Yeah, don't call me no country singer 
                 G        C 
Those are poison words to me 
               F            C 
'Cause I ain't heard a good country song 
               G       C 
Since Nineteen Seventy-Three 

Verse 
        Am                    F 
Ah, the king of bluegrass has died for your sins 
             C          F                G 
The whore of Babylon is sleeping in your bed 
    C           F         C                F 
So, god's gonna burn down Nashville, boys 
                      C 
'Cause Jimmy Martin's dead 
                      G             C 
Yeah, the great Jimmy Martin's gone dead 

Chorus 
      G                    F 
Yeah, run, Pete, run, your master's calling you 
     C          F   G 
He's waiting on up ahead 
Am               F                        C 
Don't look back, Nashville's burning down 
      G        C 
Jimmy Martin's dead 
                    G             C 
Ah, the great Jimmy Martin's gone dead 

Outro 
                    F            C 
There's a hound dog running all alone through the piney woods 
    F                             C 
The howling tears the soul out of me 
		  

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