Steve Earle - Taneytown Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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No chord
    
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Am C G Am G Am Em G

Am C G Am

I went down to Taneytown, I went down to Taneytown To see wAmhat I coGuld see Am Em G My mama Amtold me Cnever goG, I?m daAmmned near twenty-two years old Some timAmes I feeGl this hAmollow swEmallGowing me. Ma went off to Gettysburg, her and that new beau of hers, I snuck off after dark. It?s a long way down the Canny Road, the stars were bright & the moon was low, Down where the blacktop highway starts.

Chorus

I went down to Taneytown, I went down to Taneytown, I went down to see what I could see. Now everybody stared at me, you?d think that they ain?t never seen, A colored boy before. Well, they jumped at me and they called me names, they?d a whupped me sure, but the sheriff came, I slipped off and ran through the drygoods store. I ran down Division Street, but some of them boys followed me, Down to the railroad track. There was four of them & I came five, but I got my old Randall knife, I cut that boy & I never did look back.

Chorus

Across the fields & woods I run, like a bullet from a rabbit gun, Back home to my bed. Ma came back from Gettysburg, her and that new beau of hers, Boy you look like hell, was all she said. A month went by without a word, till someone down in the hollow heard, About that boy they hung. He begged those men to spare his life, but I dropped my bloody Randall knife, He picked it up, so they thought he was the one. Repeat chorus twice, second time insert last line, "I ain?t going back there anymore."

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