James McMurtry

State Of The Union

James McMurtry

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State Of The Union

	  		                                                    During verse   During Chorus 
    G/C   G/B   G/A    G    G/D   D/F#   D    D/E        Em7            Em7 
e|---3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----2-----2-----2----------3--------------3------| 
B|---3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3----------3--------------3------| 
G|---0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----2-----2-----2----------0--------------0------| 
D|---------------------------0-----------0----------------2--------------2------| 
A|---3-----2-----0-------------------------------------------------------2------| 
E|---------------------3-----------2-----------0-------------------------0------| 


Intro 
G/C  G/B  G/A  G 
Em7  G/D 
G/C  G/B  G/A  G 

verse 1 
   G           G/B      G        G/B       G          G/B        D/F# 
My brother's a fascist, lives in Palacios, fishes the pier every night 
   D/F#         D          D/F#     D           D/F#            D           G 
He hoslters his glock in a double retention, he smokes while he waits for a bite 
   G              G/D         G              G/D 
He don't like the Muslims, he don't like the Jews 
   G/C            G/B           G/A             Em7 
He don't like the Blacks and he don't trust the news 
   D            D/F#       D           D/F#         D             D/E      D/F# G 
He hates the Hispanics and alternative views, he'll tell you it's tough to be   white 


verse 2 
   G          G/D            G           G/D          G             G/B        D/F# 
My sister's a Christian, she likes to go fishin', she don't mind my brother at all 
   D/F#        D           D/F#         D               D/F#        D            G 
He puts her on redfish and flounder and trout, and they tear up the flats in the fall 
    G            Em7        G             G/B 
She gets back to Dallas all sun burnt and sour 
G/C           G/B            G/A        Em7 
Worn out from slinging plugs hour after hour 
       D              D/F#        D           D/F#        D           D/E      D/F# G 
Seeing spots when she closes here eyes in the shower, she don't see a conflict at   all 


tabchorus
Chorus 1 G/C G It's the state of the union I guess D/F# D G It's always been iffy at best G/C G/D Em7 We're all in the family, the cursed and the blessed D/F# G It's the state of the union I guess G/C G/D Em7 We're all in the family, the cursed and the blessed D/F# G It's the state of the union I guess
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Interlude G/C G/B G/A G G/D Em7 G/D G/B G G/A G/B G/C G/C G/B G/A G G/D D/F# G verse 3 G G/D G G/D G G/B D/F# Mother turned eighty, consummate lady, we took her to Golden Corral D/F# D D/F# D D/F# D G 'Cos she likes the Yeast Rolls and Bourbon Street Chicken, we oughta known better by now G G/B G G/B 'Cos me and my brother got into it good G/C G/B G/A Em7 I called him a hick and he called me a hood D D/F# D D/F# D D/E D/F# G G/D He said Dad always treated his Mexican's good, I guess you think you're better somehow verse 4 G G/D G G/D G G/B D/F# Yeah you think you're better, cardigan sweater, snowflake if ever there was D/F# D D/F# D D/F# D G You think you're so cool 'cos you did good in school, you got whipped every day on the bus G G/B G G/B Sister let out for the shop and got worse G/C G/B G/A Em7 Went to Wednesday night prayer at the new Christian church D D/F# D D/F# D D/E D/F# G With a cross on her neck and a nine in her purse, she might be the wisest of us
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Chorus 2 G/C G It's the state of the union I guess D/F# D G We're all in a hell of a mess G/C G/D Em7 We're all in the family, the cursed and the blessed D/F# G It's the state of the union I guess
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G/C G It's the state of the union I say D/F# D G Christmas dinner, might be hell to pay G/C G/D Em7 So how 'bout them Cowboys and have a blessed day D/F# G It's the state of the union I say G/C G It's the state of the union I guess D/F# D G It's always been iffy at best G/C G/D Em7 We'll do all we're able with what we got left D/F# G It's the state of the union I guess G/C G/D Em7 We'll do all we're able with what we got left D/F# G It's the state of the union I guess

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