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Among The Oak and Ash

The Redemption Of John Hardy(Chords)

Among The Oak and Ash

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Key: F
Capo on 2nd fret



Intro: F  C  F  C   F  C 

verse 1 
     G                    C 
They say John Hardy was a bad man 
G                      C 
Low down and desperate too 
        F 
But you don't see the dark  
                                   C 
That lurks in the heart, until you do 


verse 2 
   G                    C 
By then it's always too late 
    G                 C 
And somebody's got to pay 
   F 
In this case a man 
                                  C    G 
Who tried to steal a ham and get away 

Am F 'The love you gave me, couldn't save me' G From his lips to god, he whispered F C 'Don't you count on me F C 'Don't you count on me' G I've done you wrong F Am G C A mother's son is gone
verse 3 G C In one hand he held his pistol steady G C In the other, his drink, so well F He toasted his friends C 'I'll see you all again, someday in hell verse 4 G C He made his way to Virginia G C They caught him on the track F Shackled and chained C G They threw him on a train and sent him back
Am F 'The love you gave me, couldn't save me' G From his lips to god, he whispered F C 'Don't you count on me F C 'Don't you count on me' G I've done you wrong F A mother's son is gone
Instrumental: Am F G Am F G Verse 5 N.C C In prison he started to praying G C Was washed at the river bank F The sentence handed out C Left him little doubt that he would hang Verse 6 G C And the good people came in from miles G C The biggest crowd this town had ever seen F And when the preacher sang C G We saw John Hardy hang, we were redeemed
Am F 'The love I gave you, couldn't save you' G From the lips of god, who whispered F C 'Don't you count on me F C 'Don't you count on me' G I've done you wrong Am G F A mother's son is gone
Outro C Come home (come home) G Come home (come home) Am F Poor boy, won't you come home C Come home (come home) G Come home (come home) Am G C F Poor boy, won't you come home
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