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Intro: Bm   G

            D             G                             Bm
She put him out like the burning end of a midnight cigarette
     A         D        G                                 A
She broke his heart he spent his whole life trying to forget
    Bm                          A  D
We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
       Bm                       A   D
But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind
         A
Until tonight...


             D                      G          A
He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger
     Bm                     A   G
And finally drank away her memory
D                                   A
Life is short but this time it was bigger
          Bm                        A        G
Than the strength he had to get up off his knees
      D                                    A
They found him with his face down in the pillow
        Bm                           A     G 
With a note that said I'll love her til I die
      D                             A
And when we buried him beneath the willow
     G                          Bm
The angel's sang a whiskey lullaby
Bm                                       G
La la la la la la la,  La la la la la la la 
Bm                                       G
La la la la la la la,  La la la la la la la 


            D          G                               Bm
The rumors flew but nobody knew how much she blamed herself
     A         D         G                                 A
For years and years she tried to hide the whiskey on her breath
    Bm                       A  D
She finally drank her pain away a little at a time
         Bm                       A  D
But she never could get drunk enough to get him off her mind
           A
Until the night...


              D                      G          A
She put that bottle to her head and pulled the trigger
     Bm                     A   G
And finally drank away his memory
D                                   A
Life is short but this time it was bigger
          Bm                         A        G
Than the strength she had to get up off her knees
     D                                     A
We found her with her face down in the pillow
Bm                       A        G 
Clinging to his picture for dear life
     D                               A
We laid her next to him beneath the willow
       G                          Bm
While angel's sang a whiskey lullaby
Bm                                       G   Bm  G
La la la la la la la,  La la la la la la la     
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6 Comments

  1. Some Samoan

    Uh can I have the tab for this song plz

  2. Easier if put at -2 or +5, absolute beginners on -2 and a little bit more advanced beginners at +5

  3. I love this song so much, it’s so beautiful. Thank you for allowing me to learn it, the first time I heard it I was in tears. Thank you for letting me enjoy making music:D

  4. The trimming for the song

  5. The chords are much simpler when transposed to +5

  6. The_EdgeMaster

    Only two problems with this:
    One) It isn’t “He never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind until tonight” both verses are “until the night”
    Two) You sing the full lullaby twice at the end, not just once.
    Thanks for having one of my favorite songs on here! :)

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