The Stanfields - The Boston States Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
2
3
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
2
4
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
4
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X

12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
2
1
3
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
4
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
No chord
    
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
EmWhen I was just a boy, I Gknew this little girl a Dpretty little thing names JoseEmphine Tiny little lust in ourG tiny little world I was Dwilling she was pretty long and Clean We Amfirst made love in the Gsummer, her Ddaddy found out that Emfall Her Cbeat her with his fists upon the Glips that I just kissed And sDhipped her off down to the Boston SEmtates, Coh, he sGhipped her off down Dto the Boston EmStates When I turned 17 I joined the King's Marine, took my place among the world of men Two years since I'd seen, my pretty Josephine, I wondered if I'd see her face again Then the news came of rebellion down New England way We sailed in the spring in the Name of the King And shipped me off down to the Boston States, oh, they shipped her off down to the Boston States We marched to Concorde Town to unleash hell and fury to teach the rebel scum the art of war They beat us back they shot me down they dragged my ass on into town with a dead man than I'd run through before In a solitary act of retribution they laid me at his widows feet I raised my eyes to see my pretty Josephine A twist of fate down in the Boston States, oh, a twist of fate down in the Boston States The well inside my heart is dry and reminiscing fool am I, holdin' on to memories of old A potent brew of love and guilt plan a seed and love first spilt a strappin man the surely was my own She bid me well and begged I'd take the boy back home to Port Shoreham with me She gave to me the sweetest kiss and then she slit her wrists and died for nothing down in the Boston States, died for nothing down in the Boston States. Josephine, if you could see our boy now you be so proud you'd be happy I did my best to raise him on my own in your memory He asks about u from time to time I never know what to say So on this lonesome night I told him that you died A hero down in the Boston states oh a hero down in the Boston states.

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