Yonder Mountain String Band - Mothers Only Son Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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2
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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B

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

Intro

G Em

FHiCt GEm on the way to F

G Em

F C G

F C G

Verses

GI Conam my mother’sEm only son F GAnd you might thEmink that I’d regFret Cthe things I’ve Gdone

F C G

GBuCont I can only tEmhink of one righFt now GYou and I both kEmnow the reason F Gwhy you’ve turneCd your gun on meF G

F C G

Chorus

Em

CPlease don’t putF your bullets inG me CPlease don’t burFy me ‘neath the Gcold, cold ground CYou and I alone Fwill know the trButh of what went FOn and you will Gnever see my facEme again in town F After refrain, play first section of verse chords through once before singing next verses. Jam section is F C and G chords hit very quickly repeatedly. I find it’s easier if barring the C and G chords at the 3rd fret. Listen to the song to get it close. Solo over with F major scale? LYRICS: I am my mother's only son And you might think that I'd regret the things I've done But I can only think of one right now You and I both know the reason why you've turned your gun on me I'm rarely held in high regard And most folks don't seem to trust me very far But I can promise you one thing I would've turned my back and walked away if she had worn a ring

Chorus

Please don't put your bullets in me Please don't bury me ‘neath the cold, cold ground You and I alone will know the truth of what went on And you will never see my face again in town Most nights I go to bed alone And there's no place on this earth that I'd call home And I’ll admit I have a roving eye But I'm not the only man who turned to look when she walked by I don't expect to buy much time But I need to find a way to change your mind And to convince you that I couldn't know She wore no ring upon her hand to mark the vows that she had spoken

Chorus

"So I'm beggin' you..." I swear the whole world must be blind If I'm the first man to see murder in your eyes How fitting now the wind is turning cold And with my dying breath I curse your life, I curse your very soul

Chorus

I am my mother’s only son And you might think that I’d regret the things I’ve done But there’s just one thing I wish I could change And that’s the day I met the sheriff’s wife The day that robbed me of my life And left me in this shallow mountain grave

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