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Merle Haggard - Jimmie The Kid (If I Could Be Him) Chords

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Jimmie The Kid (If I Could Be Him) Chords

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                JIMMIE THE KID
(Jimmie Rodgers)
Merle Haggard(IF I COULD BE HIM)
Strangers/Swinging Doors Album
November 16, 2008
Banjo tuned E Key of D, Capo 1


Jimmie the Kid (If I Could Be Him)



 D                G                 D             E7      A   D      
I'll tell you a story of Jimmie the Kid he's a brakeman you all know
      D              G               D            E7             A
He was born in Mississippi away down south and he flagged on the T &
  D 
& N & O
     D           G             D           E7       A     D 
He yodeled to fame on the Boston Main the Wabash and the Teepee      

     D                 G                D         E7        A        
 D 
Fe           D              G           D        E7             A
On the Lehigh Valley he yodeled awhile then he went to the Nickel
  D 
Plate
       D              G            D          E7               A
  D
Eight
     D              G      D        E7        A      D
He yodeled his way to the C & A the Lackawanna and I C
            G                  D                 E7          A
He rode a rattler called the Cannonball then he yodeled on the M K &
 D
 T
( guitar )
                 G               D             E7       A     D
Now the story goes that Jimmie the Kid has a yodeling mama so sweet
                  G         D                     E7        A
They go Cadillacin' every night and they yodel up and down the
  D 
street
                 G             D             E7           A
He's rode freight trains from East to West he's fixed himself up
  D 
nice.
               G                    D            E7      A       D
He's got a beautiful home all of his own it's the yodeler's paradise
               G           D           G          D        E7
Now they've treated him good and they've treated him bad he never
   A       D 
done any wrong
            G                    D             E7         A
He yodels a yodel that everybody knows is the yodeling brakeman's
  D 
song. 
            
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