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     Cm        Ab             Bb           Eb
The young man stands on the edge of his porch
    Fm        Cm            Fm         G
The days were short and the father was gone
          Cm            Ab        Bb             Eb
There was no one in the town and no one in the field
     Fm           Cm             Fm           G
This dusty barren land had given all it could yield


          Cm            Ab           Bb         Eb
I've been kicked off my land at the age of sixteen
    Fm          Cm               Fm               G
And I have no idea where else my heart could have been
  Cm            Ab            Bb            Eb
I placed all my trust at the foot of this hill
     Fm      Cm               Fm       G
And now I am sure my heart can never be still
   Cm           Ab              Bb         Eb
So collect your courage and collect your horse
     Fm            Cm             Fm        G
And pray you never feel this same kind of remorse


Cm      Ab         Bb        Eb
Seal my heart and brake my pride
     Fm         Cm            Fm         G
I've nowhere to stand and now nowhere to hide
 Cm      Ab         Bb        Eb
Align my heart, my body, my mind
   Fm             Cm       Fm    G
To face what I've done and do my time


      Cm        Ab            Bb          Eb
Well you are my accuser, now look in my face
Fm             Cm            Fm        G
Your opression reeks of your greed and disgrace
   Cm      Ab         Bb         Eb
So one man has and another has not
Fm          Cm           Fm          G
How can you love what it is you have got
         Cm          Ab             Bb            Eb
When you took it all from the weak hands of the poor?
Fm        Cm                   Fm         G
Liars and thieves you know not what is in store


      Cm          Ab           Bb            Eb
There will come a time I will look in your eye
    Fm               Cm           Fm         G
You will pray to the God that you always denied
    Cm          Ab             Bb      Eb
The I'll go out back and I'll get my gun
               Fm      Cm               Fm   G
I'll say, "You haven't met me, I am the only son"


Cm      Ab         Bb        Eb
Seal my heart and brake my pride
     Fm         Cm            Fm         G
I've nowhere to stand and now nowhere to hide
 Cm      Ab         Bb        Eb
Align my heart, my body, my mind
   Fm             Cm       Fm    G
To face what I've done and do my time

- 2x -

     Cm       Ab        Bb          Eb
Well yes sir, yes sir, yes it was me
  Fm             Cm            Fm             G
I know what I've done, cause I know what I've seen
Cm         Ab          Bb      Eb
I went out back and I got my gun
             Fm      Cm               Fm   G
I said, "You haven't met me, I am the only son"    
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6 Comments

  1. I think -3 Is the easiest as well as the original key

  2. ChristopherODris

    In the main line (the first line of the song), the last chord sounds better if you repeat the first chord and the 3rd last chord sounds better if you play the notes in the reverse order of normal so you end on the melody note. For example, on transposition -3, I personally think its better to play Am, F, G (from bottom to top), Am. Ending on the C sounds too happy and weird. Also, I think some songs incorporate 7s (A7, E7) that ukutabs doesn’t really account for, and so if a cord doesn’t sound right, try its 7. For example, on the -3, the E in the 2nd line sounds better as E7 in my opinion. Hope this helps.

  3. The one with the uke

    I’ve found +4 to be the easiest

  4. UkuleleFiona16

    i love this song so much!! thank you!!

  5. powpowboy

    absolutely amazing! thank you so much!

  6. powpowboy

    An absolutely amazing tab for an amazing song. Nice work. I’m so happy i stumbled upon this tab.

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