Hank Williams Jr

A Country Boy Can Survive

Hank Williams Jr

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A Country Boy Can Survive

	  		INTRO: 
 
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VERSE 1: 
 
 
D The preacher man says it's the  Am7  end of time, and  
 
the G Mississippi River she's a  D  goin' dry.  
 
D Interest is up and the  Am7  stock market's down and  
 
you G only get mugged if you D go down town.   
 
D I live back in the Am7 woods you see, the  
 
G woman and the kids and the D dogs and me     
 
D  I got a shotgun a rifle and a Am7 four wheel drive,  
 
and a G country Am7 boy can D survive 
 
Am7 Country folks G can D survive  
 
RIFF: 
  
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VERSE 2: 
 
D We can plow our  fields Am7 all day long, we can  
 
G catch catfish from D dusk till dawn  
 
D We make our own whiskey and our Am7 own smoke too,  
 
ain't{G} too many things these ole D boys can't do  
 
D We grow good ole tomatoes we make Am7 homemade wine  
 
and a G country boy Am7 can D survive  
 
Am7 Country folks G can D survive 
 
RIFF: 
 
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CHORUS: 
 
G You can't starve us out, F can't make us run  
 
C Cause we're them ole boys raised G on shotgun.  We  
 
say grace and F we say ma'am, if you  
 
C ain't into that we G don't give a damn  
 
 
RIFF: 
 
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VERSE 3:  
 
D We came from the West Am7 Virginia coal mines and the  
 
G Rocky Mountains and the D Western Skies 
 
 
RIFF: 
 
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D We can skin a buck, we can Am7 run a trot line, and a 
 
G country boy Am7 can D survive  
 
Am7 Country folks G can D survive  
 
 
RIFF: 
 
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VERSE 4:  
 
 
D I had a good friend in Am7 New York City, he  
 
G never called me by my name D called me Hillbilly  
 
D My Grandpa taught me how to Am7 live off the land,  
 
and G his taught him to be a D business man.   
 
D He used to send me pictures of the Am7 Broadway  
 
Lights, and G I'd send him some D homemade muscadine  
 
wine.   
 
D He was killed by a man with a Am7 switch blade knife,  
 
for G forty three dollars my D friend lost his life   
 
D I'd like to spit some Beechnut in Am7 that dudes eye  
 
and G give him clip from  my D 45, cause a  
 
Am7 country boy G can D survive  
 
Am7 Country folks G can D survive 
 
RIFF: 
 
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CHORUS:  
 
Because G you can't starve us out, F can't make us run  
 
C Cause we're them ole boys raised G on shotgun.  We  
 
say grace and F we say ma'am, if you  
 
C ain't into that we give G less than a damn  
 
 
 
 
RIFF: 
 
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 VERSE 5: 
 
 
 D  We're from North California and Am7 South Alabam,  
 
and G little towns all D around this land   
 
D And we can skin a buck and Am7 run a trot line and a  
 
G country boy Am7 can D survive   
 
Am7 Country folks G can D survive    
 
Am7 A country boy G can D survive   
 
D And I ain't nuthin' but a Am7 dirt road G country  
 
D boy 
 
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Am7 a back woods G country D boy 
 
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Am7 a dirt road G country D boy 
 
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OUTRO: 
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RIFF: 
 
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