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Social Distortion - Ball And Chain Chords

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Ball And Chain Chords

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Social Distortion
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                Every one else has these chords totally wrong.  If you play the chords to the 
music, you'll find this is accurate.  Here's how the song is played.  One of the all time greats.


C                                 G              F                  C
Well it's been 10 years and a thousand tears and look at the mess I'm in
C                           G              F            C
A broken nose and a broken heart and an empty bottle of gin
C                    G             F              C
Well I sit and I pray, in my broken down Chevrolet...
C                      G             F               C
and I'm singing to myself, there's got to be another way

C                 G         F                   C
Take away, take away, take away this ball and chain,
C                         G            F              C
cause I'm sick and I'm tired, and I can't take anymore pain,
C                G           F           C
Take away, take away, never to return again
C                 G         F    (music pauses)             (starts) C
Take away, take away, take away, hey....  Take away this ball and chain

Well I've searched, and I've searched, to find the perfect life
A brand new car, and a brand new suit, I even got me a little wife
But wherever I have gone, I was sure to find myself there
You can run all your life, but not go anywhere


I passed the bar on the way, to my dingy hotel room
I spent all of my money, I been drinkin since half passed noon
Well I'll wake there in the morning, or maybe in the county jail
Times are hard, getting harder, I'm born to lose, and destined to fail

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