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Johnny Cash - Highway Patrolman Chords

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Highway Patrolman Chords

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Johnny Cash
Capo on 2nd 

Intro:
G      4x 

G                   G                              
    My name is Joe     Roberts 
C                   G                            
    I work for the    state 
       G                  G                    
I'm a    sergeant out of     Perrineville 
G                    D7        D7                   
    Barracks number     eight  
   G                  G                        
I     always done an     honest job 
C                G                               
    Honest as I     could 
G                        D7                       
    Got a brother named     Frankie 
D7                    G        G                   
    Frankie ain't no     good  


G                       G                        
    Ever since we were     young kids 
C                            G                   
    It's been the same come     down 
G                        G                       
    I get a call on the    shortwave 
G                                D7       D7        
    Frankie's in trouble down -     town  
      G                 G                       
Well    if it was any    other man 
C                             G                  
    I'd put him straight a -    way 
     G                           D7             
But    sometimes when it's your     brother 
D7                      G       G                  
    You look the other     way  


Chorus:
       C                               G        
Yeah     me and Frankie laughin' and     drinkin' 
               C                        G      
Nothin' feels     better than blood on     blood 
        C                          G           
Takin'    turns dancin' with Ma -     ria 
           G                   G               
While the    band played "the    Night of the 
           D7         D7                         
Johnstown     Flood"  

G                          G                     
    I catch him when he's    strayin' 
C                     G                          
    Like any brother    should 
G                             D7                 
    Man turns his back on his    family 
D7              G       G                         
    He ain't no    good  


      G                      G                 
Well    Frankie went in the     army 
         C                  G                  
Back in    nineteensixty -    five 
G                     G                         
    I got a farm de -    ferment, 
         G                          D7       D7   
Settled    down, took Maria for my     wife  
          G                       G            
But them    wheat prices kept on    droppin' 
             C                       G         
Till it was    like we were gettin'    robbed 
G                        D7                      
    Frankie came home in     sixtyeight 
D7                  G                            
    Me, I took this    job 


Chorus:
      C                              G         
Yeah    me and Frankie laughin' and    drinkin' 
               C                       G       
Nothin' feels    better than blood on    blood 
C                                  G            
    Takin' turns dancin' with Ma -    ria 
                            G                 
While the band played "the    Night of the 
          D7         D7                          
Johnstown    Flood"  

G                         G                     
    I catch him when he's    strayin' 
C                              G                
    Teach him how to walk that    line 
G                             D7                 
    Man turns his back on his     family 
D7                     G       G                  
    Ain't no friend of    mine  


Break:
G - C - G - 
G - D7 - G 


          G                     G              
Well the    night was like any    other 
         C                        G            
I got a    call `bout quarter to    nine 
           G               G                   
There was    trouble in a    roadhouse 
                     D7                        
Out on the Michigan     line 
             G                    G            
There was a     kid on the floor    lookin' bad 
C                          G                    
    Bleedin' hard from his    head 
             G                   D7             
There was a    girl cry'n' at a    table 
D7                    G       G                   
    It was Frank, she    said  


G                   G                           
    I ran out and I    jumped in my car 
C                  G                            
    Then I hit the    lights 
G                  G                            
    I musta done a    hundred and ten 
         G                       D7        D7     
Through    Michigan county that     night  
        G              G                       
It was    down by the    crossroads, 
C                 G                             
    Out by Willow    bank 
        G                  D7                   
Seen a     Buick with O -     hio plates 
D7                       G        G               
    Behind the wheel was    Frank  
        G                          G           
Well I    chased him through them    county roads 
        C                             G        
Till a    sign said "Canadian border    five miles from here" 
G                   D7                           
    Pulled over the     side of the highway 
D7                          G                    
    Watched his tail-lights    disappear 


Chorus:
      C                              G         
Yeah    me and Frankie laughin' and    drinkin' 
               C                       G       
Nothin' feels    better than blood on    blood 
C                                  G            
    Takin' turns dancin' with Ma -    ria 
                            G                 
While the band played "the    Night of the 
           D7         D7                         
Johnstown     Flood"  

G                        G                      
    I catch him when he's   strayin' 
C                    G                          
    Like any brother    should 
                           D7                  
Man turns his back on his     family 
             G /                                
He ain't no      good//

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  C
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  D7
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B|------1--/
G|---2----2/
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