Shakey Graves

The Donor Blues

Shakey Graves

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The Donor Blues

	  		d=downstroke u=upstroke. Listen to the song and youíll get the rhythm. 
Intro/Verse 
Every other time he goes through this riff he puts heavy emphasis on the high notes of  
the G 


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Verse 

D        C       G                             D  C  G 
Found my fingers up north in the forest of the fern 

D                 C     G                D  C  G 
Yeah I blame them words for all Ive learned 

D                 C    G                            D  C  G 
Well I watched my wits walk west where the money is earned 

D                C     G             D  C  G 
Just to strut my stuff and wait my turn 


Riff then Chorus 

                 (Am)               G 
And I have often thought that these old bones 

            D 
Should just go on ahead and break if they gonna 

Am    G                     D 
These old teeth should just go on and give out 

Am      G                D          C     G 
They're running the jail for profit these days 

D          C    G 
Thats what they say 


verse 2 
D       C     G                            D  C  G 
Lost my lungs long ago in the belly of the beast 

D             C    G                    D  C  G 
Yeah I got my gall from the boys back east 

D                 C     G                               D  C  G 
Yeah I sing sweet songs with the throat that belongs to her 

D                 C     G               D  C  G 
Yeah she wears my heart and wears my words 


Pre-Chorus/Interlude Part? 

F# 
Got these lips from the girl next door 

         G                               D  C  G   D  C  G 
The only problem is they only beg for more 

F# 
Sold my skin for some fancy clothes 

             G                                        D  C  G   D  C  G 
I thought Id get a better deal but thats the way it goes 


Riff then Chorus 

                 (Am)               G 
And I have often thought that these old bones 

            D 
Should just go on ahead and break if they gonna 

Am    G                     D 
These old teeth should just go on and give out 

Am      G                D          C     G 
They're running the jail for profit these days 

D          C    G       D  D  D  D 
Thats what they say 


Outro 

F# 
Put all the rest in a hollow tree 

     G                                D  C  G   D  C  G 
Yeah fill it with cement and let me be 

Note: Before those last Dís in the outro he plays the E string on the 2nd fret and  
then he plays the high E string open. I like to screw around plucking the strings in a  
different pattern for that last part instead of just strumming. 
His still sounds a lot better and he screws with the rhythms and plucking little notes  
and stuff. But you can still use this to play and sing the barest form of the song 
		  

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