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Kenny Rogers chords for Coward of the county

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"Coward of the County" - by Kenny Rogers (1979)
Words and Music by Roger Bowling & Billy Edd Wheeler

SIMPed by Alex Rudd - ahrjj@cunyvm.cuny.edu

Chords:

     A chord diagramA augmentedA      A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramE MajorE      A chord diagramE7E7
A chord diagramE MajorE ---0------2------0------0-----
A chord diagramBB ---2------3------0------3-----
A chord diagramG+G ---2------2------1------1-----
A chord diagramD MajorD ---2------0------2------2-----
A chord diagramA augmentedA ---0-------------2------2-----
A chord diagramE MajorE -----------------0------0-----

Capo 3rd Fret

(In a moderate country half-time)

A chord diagramA augmentedA                           A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramA augmentedA
Ev'ryone considered him the ....
                                                     A chord diagramE MajorE
He'd never stood one single time ...
    A chord diagramA augmentedA                         A chord diagramD MajorD                     A chord diagramA augmentedA
His mama named him Tommy, ...
                                       A chord diagramE MajorE             A chord diagramA augmentedA
but something always told me the.....


A chord diagramA augmentedA                                  A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramA augmentedA
He was only ten years old when ...
                                                A chord diagramE MajorE
I looked after Tommy 'cause ...
  A chord diagramA augmentedA                               A chord diagramD MajorD               A chord diagramA augmentedA
I still recall the final words ...
                           A chord diagramE MajorE             A chord diagramA augmentedA
"Son, my life is over, but .....

A chord diagramA augmentedA                       A chord diagramE MajorE                  A chord diagramA augmentedA
Promise me, son, not to ...
A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramA augmentedA              A chord diagramE MajorE
Walk away from ...
A chord diagramA augmentedA                                A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramA augmentedA
It won't mean you're weak if you ...
                  A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramE MajorE
I hope you're old ...
     A chord diagramE7E7                              A chord diagramA augmentedA
Son, you don't have to ...

[Slide capo to 4th fret]


A chord diagramA augmentedA                                A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramA augmentedA
There's someone for ev'ryone and ...
                                             A chord diagramE MajorE
In her arms he didn't have to ....
    A chord diagramA augmentedA                            A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramA augmentedA
One day while he was workin' the .....
                           A chord diagramE MajorE [Spoken]  A chord diagramA augmentedA
They took turns at Becky.... ....


A chord diagramA augmentedA                            A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramA augmentedA
Tommy opened up the door and ....
                                                          A chord diagramE MajorE
The torn dress, the shattered look was ....
   A chord diagramA augmentedA                                    A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramA augmentedA
He reached above the fireplace and ....
                                          A chord diagramE MajorE                 A chord diagramA augmentedA
As his tears fell on his daddy's face...:


A chord diagramA augmentedA                       A chord diagramE MajorE                  A chord diagramA augmentedA
"Promise me, son, not to do the ....
A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramA augmentedA              A chord diagramE MajorE
Walk away from ...
A chord diagramA augmentedA                                A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramA augmentedA
It won't mean you're weak if .....
                  A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramE MajorE
I hope you're old ....
     A chord diagramE7E7                              A chord diagramA augmentedA
Son, you don't have to ....

[Slide capo to 5th fret]


A chord diagramA augmentedA                                           A chord diagramD MajorD               A chord diagramA augmentedA
The Gatlin boys just laughed at him whe.....
                                                  A chord diagramE MajorE
One of them got up and met him halfw.....
     A chord diagramA augmentedA                                   A chord diagramD MajorD                  A chord diagramA augmentedA
When Tommy turned around they said, "Hey ...
[Whole line spoken]                  A chord diagramE MajorE                 A chord diagramA augmentedA
But you coulda heard a pin drop when Tommy ....


A chord diagramA augmentedA                            A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramA augmentedA
Twenty years of crawlin' was ....
                                                   A chord diagramE MajorE
He wasn't holdin' nothin' back; he ....
     A chord diagramA augmentedA                            A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramA augmentedA
When Tommy left the barroom not a ....
                                       A chord diagramE MajorE                    A chord diagramA augmentedA
He said, "This one's for Becky," .....
[Spoken]
And I heard ....


A chord diagramA augmentedA                            A chord diagramD MajorD                 A chord diagramA augmentedA
"I promised you, Dad, not ...
                                A chord diagramE MajorE
I walk away from ...
    A chord diagramA augmentedA                                     A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramA augmentedA
Now please don't think I'm weak, I ....
                 A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramE MajorE
and Papa, I sure hope you ....
    A chord diagramE7E7                                  A chord diagramA augmentedA
Sometimes you gotta fight when ...


A chord diagramA augmentedA                           A chord diagramD MajorD             [No chords]    A chord diagramA augmentedA
Ev'ryone considered him ....
ⓘ 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.

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