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Crooked Jack

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Crooked Jack

	  		This isn't a Nickel Creek song, but the lyrics given are not the original lyrics, 
and are in fact the words Nickel Creek sang (at least at the Kennedy Performing Arts 
Center.)  Also, though many people refer to this song as "Crooked Jack", it is a 
combination of a song called "Crooked Jack" and another song called "Blacksmith." 
 
Enjoy! 
 
Intro: Fm  Eb  Cm   Bbsus2  Ab  Gm  (4x) 
 
   Ab             Cm 
A blacksmith courted me 
      Fm               Bbsus2 
Nine months and better 
    C#            Cm 
He fairly won my heart 
         Eb          Fm  Eb 
He wrote me a letter 
          Ab            Bbsus2 
With his hammer in his hand 
    Fm                 Gm  C7 
He looked quite clever 
       Ab     Cm      Eb   D 
And if I was with my love 
         C#      Eb Fm  Eb  Cm  Bbsus2  Ab Gm 
I would live for-ev-er 
 
(Pre-Chorus) 
      Fm 
Come Irishmen, both young and stern 
                        Eb 
With adventure in your soul 
           Fm 
There are better ways to spend your days 
              Eb     Fm 
Than working down a hole 

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Ab Cm I was tall and true, all of 6 foot 2 C# Gm But they broke me across the back C# Eb By a name I'm known but it's not my own Fm Eb Bbsus2 They call me Crooked Jack
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But where's my love gone With his cheeks like roses And his good black Billycock on Decked around with primroses I fear the blazing sun Will shine and burn his beauty And if I was with my love I would do my duty (Pre-Chorus) The ganger's blue-eyed pet was I Big Jack could do no wrong And the reason simply was because I could work for hours and long (Chorus) (solos) Fm Eb C# Eb (4x) Fm Eb Strange news is come to town C# Eb Fm Strange news is carried Fm Eb Strange news is come to town C# Eb Fm That my love is married Oh I wish them both much joy Though they can't hear me And may God reward them well For the slighting of me (Pre-Chorus) And I've seen old men before their time Their faces drawn and gray But I never thought so soon would be mine Be lined in the self same way (Bridge) Ab Cm Do you remember when Fm Bb7 You lay beside me C# Cm And you said you'd marry me C7 Fm Fm7 And not deny me Ab Fm If I said I'd marry you (Fm)(Eb) C# Eb (C#) It was only for to try you Fm Eb Cm So bring your witness love C# Eb Fm And I'll not deny you (vocalized chord) (Chorus) (This riff is a work in progress, and I'll put the rest up once I figure it all out.) Fm Eb Cm B C#m D Cm Bbsus2 /G /A Bbsus2 Eb D Cm Bbsus2 (overlapping) (Follow the normal chord progression for 1 and you should be fine.) 1: They say that honest toil is good For the spirit and the soul But believe me boys it's for sweat and blood That they want you down a hole I was tall and true, all of 6 foot 2 But they broke me across the back By a name I'm known but it's not my own They call me Crooked Jack 2: No witness have I none Save God Almighty And may he reward you well For the slighting of me Her lips grew pale and wan It made a poor heart tremble To think she loved a one And he proved decietful (Outro, which I still don't know, but for now I'd use the solo)

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