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Hurricane Chords

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                [Verse]

D                       C
Thirty miles out in the Gulf Stream
        G                     D
I can hear them South winds moan
    D                   C
The bridges are lookin' lower
G                         D    
Shrimp boats are hurryin' home

D                       C
The old man down in the quarter
G                 D
Slowly turned his head
   D                      C
He took another shot of whiskey 
   G                       D
He looked at me and he said


[Chorus]

     D                          C
I was born in the rain by the Ponchartrain
     G                   D
Underneath that Louisiana Moon
      D                          C
And I don't mind the strain of a hurricane
     G                 A
Yeah she comes 'round every June
D                   C
That high black water, she's the devils daughter
      G                              D
She's hard and she's cold, and she's mean
    D                           C
But nobody's taught her that it takes a lot of water
   G               D  
To wash away New Orleans


[Verse]

    D                 C
A man came down from Chicago
      G                D
Gonna set that levee right
        D                           C
He says it's got to be three feet higher
        G                         D
Or it won't make it through the night
     D                     C
The old man down in the quarter
       G                       D 
Said don't you listen to that boy
     D                   C
The water'll down by mornin', son
     G                       D
And he'll be on his way to Illinois


[Chorus]

     D                          C
I was born in the rain by the Ponchartrain
     G                   D
Underneath that Louisiana Moon
      D                          C
And I don't mind the strain of a hurricane
     G                 A
Yeah she comes 'round every June
D                   C
That high black water, she's the devils daughter
      G                              D
She's hard and she's cold, and she's mean
    D                           C
But nobody's taught her that it takes a lot of water
   G               D  
To wash away New Orleans


[Chorus]

     D                          C
I was born in the rain by the Ponchartrain
     G                   D
Underneath that Louisiana Moon
      D                          C
And I don't mind the strain of a hurricane
     G                 A
Yeah she comes 'round every June
D                   C
That high black water, she's the devils daughter
      G                              D
She's hard and she's cold, and she's mean
    D                           C
Yeah we finally taught her that it takes a lot of water
   G               D  
To wash away New Orleans            
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