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Leadbelly, Grey Goose Tabs (ver.1)

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Grey Goose Tabs (ver.1)

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                             Grey Goose (short version) -by- Leadbelly
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Tuning: Half a step down (Eb)

Chords to know:
--[A] [A7] [E]  [E7] OR [E7]
e|-0---0----0-----0-------0--|
B|-2---2----0-----3-------0--|
G|-2---0----1-----1-------1--|
D|-2---2----2-----0-------0--|
A|-0---0----2-----2-------2--|
E|-0---0----0-----0-------0--|

[a A]
e|----0--|
B|----2--|
G|----2--|
D|----2--|
A|-0--0--|
E|----0--|

[long A]
e|-------------0-----|
B|----------2--------|
G|-------2-----------|
D|----2--------------|
A|-0-----------------|
E|----------------0--|  

[Lawd #1]
e|----------|
B|----------|
G|----------|
D|----0--2--|
A|-2--------|
E|----------|  

[Lawd #2]
e|----------|
B|----------|
G|----------|
D|----------|
A|-------0--|
E|-0--4-----|  

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LYRICS
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[a A] the preacher,[A] the preacher went hunting [E] [A]
one sunday morning came along wit shotgun [long A] [E]
baptist preacher, who knew? [E]
all the shoutin sisters been lookin for a man who might be from a church tryin to kill a
Goose?

a [A] grey goose 
[E] that ol goose is still laughin at him
[E] [a A]


[A] one sunday mornin, [A7] lawd lawd [E] lawd
[E] preacher wen' a huntin, [E7sus] lawd lawd [A]lawd
carried long his shotgun, lawd lawd lawd
'n a long come a grey goose, lawd lawd lawd
the gun went off alone, lawd lawd lawd
down come the grey goose, lawd lawd lawd
he was six weeks a rollin, [Lawd #1]
he was six weeks a haulin, [Lawd #2]

Well a my wife 'an your wife, [Lawd #1]
they give a feather pickin', [Lawd #2]
they been six weeks a pickin', lawd lawd lawd
An' they put him on a parboil, lawd lawd lawd
he was six weeks a boilin', [Lawd #1]
An' they put him on de table, [Lawd #2]

And the fork couldn't stick him, [Lawd #1]
And a knife couldn't cut him, [Lawd #2]
And they throw them in a hog pen, lawd lawd lawd
The HOGS couldn't eat him, lawd lawd lawd
He broke the hog's teeth out, [Lawd #1]
So they take him to the saw mill, [Lawd #2]

And the saws couldn't cut him, [Lawd #1]
He broke the saw's teeth out, [Lawd #2]
An' the last time i seen him, lawd lawd lawd
He was flyin cross the ocean, lawd lawd lawd
With a long trail o' goslins, [Lawd #1]
And they're all goin "quack quack", [Lawd #2]

And they're all goin "quack quack", [Lawd #1]
Thats the tale of the grey goose, [Lawd #2] lawd lawd lawd

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The guitar 'lawd' riffs sound like they're played all the time, whether or not
leadbelly sings along.

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