Ballad Of Curtis Loew

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Chords and lyrics for Ballad Of Curtis Loew by Lynyrd Skynyrd

 
Well I  
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used to wake the morning  
B 
before the rooster crowed
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Searching for soda bottles to  
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get myself some  
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dough
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Brought em down to the corner,  
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down to the country store
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Cash em in and give my money to a man named curtis loew
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Old curt was a  
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black man with  
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white curly hai
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r
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When he had a  
B 
fifth of wine he  
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did not have a car
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e
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He used to own an old  
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dobro, used to  
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play it across his  
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knee
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Id give old  
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curt my money, hed  
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play all day for m
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e
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Play me a song curtis  
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loew, curtis  
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loew
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I got your drinking money,  
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tune up your do
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bro
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People said he was useless, them  
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people are the  
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fools
 
cause  
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curtis loew was the  
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finest picker to  
D 
ever play the b
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lues
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He looked to be  
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sixty, 
 
 
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and maybe I was  
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ten
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Mama used to  
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whip me but Id  
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go see him aga
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in
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Id clap my hands,  
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stomp my feets,  
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try to stay in  
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time
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Hed play me a  
B 
song or two
 
Then  
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take another drink of  
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wine.
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On the day old  
B 
curtis died,  
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nobody came to  
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pray
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Ol preacher  
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said some words, and they  
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chunked him in the clay
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But he lived a  
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lifetime 
 
 
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playin the black mans  
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blues
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And on the day he  
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lost his life, thats  
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all he had to  
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lose
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A 
Play me a song curtis  
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loew, hey curtis loew
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A 
I wish that you was here so  
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everyone would know
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A 
People said he was useless,  
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them people all are fools
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cause  
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curtis youre the  
D 
finest picker to  
A 
ever 
 
 
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play the blue
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