Guitar chords with lyrics
|C majorC | Ev'ry one con-sidered him the coward of the county | | | |G+G | He never stood one single time to prove the county wrong |C majorC | His momma named him Tommy the folks just called him yellow | | |C majorC | Something always told me they were readin' Tommy wrong | | |C majorC | He was only ten years old when his daddy died in prison | | | |G+G | I looked after Tommy 'cos he was my brothers son |C majorC | I still recall the final words my brother said to Tommy | | |C majorC | Son my life is over but yours has just beg-un |C majorC | Promise me son not to do the things I've done |G+G | walk away from trouble if you can |C majorC Now it won't mean your weak if you turn the other cheek |G+G I hope your old enough to under-stand | |C majorC | you don't have to fight to be a man |C majorC There's someone for every one and Tommys love was Becky | | | |G+G | In her arms he didn't have to prove he was a man |C majorC | One day while he was workin' the Gatlin boys came callin' | | |C majorC They took turns at Becky There was three of them | | |C majorC | Tommy open up the door and saw his Becky cryin' | | | |G+G | The torn dress the shattered look was more than he could stand |C majorC | He reached above the fire place and took down his daddys picture | | |C majorC as the tears fell on his Daddys face he heard these words a-gain
| | |C majorC | Promise me son not to do the things I've done |G+G | walk away from trouble if you can |C majorC Now it won't mean your weak if you turn the other cheek |G+G I hope your old enough to under-stand | |C majorC | you don't have to fight to be a man |D MajorD The Gatlin boys just laughed at him when he walked into the bar room | | | |A7A7 | one of them got up and met him half way 'cross the floor |D MajorD | when Tommy turned around they said Hey look ol' Yellows leaving | D MajorD But you could-a heard a pin drop when Tommy stopped and locked the door |D MajorD | Twenty years of crawlin' was bottled up in-side him | | | |A7A7 | he wasn't holdin' nothin' back he let 'em have it all |D MajorD | when Tommy left the Bar room not a Gatlin boy was standin' | |D MajorD He said this one's for Becky as he watched the last one fall And I heard him say. |D MajorD I promised you Dad not to do the things you done |A7A7 I walk away from trouble when I can |D MajorD | now please don't think I'm weak I did-n't turn the other cheek | |A7A7 | and Popa I sure hope you understand some-times you've gotta fight |D MajorD | when your a man | | |D MajorD Every one considered him the coward of the county
ⓘ This is the 2nd version of guitar chords for 'Coward Of The County' by Kenny Rogers, a male country artist from Houston, Texas, USA. Kenny Rogers was born in 1938. He passed away in 2020. Kenny Rogers was known for his good natured country music.