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Boxcar Willie

Give Me Forty Acres(Chords)

Boxcar Willie

Key: C
C                                 D7 
He was headin' into Beantown in a big long diesel truck 
       G7                              C 
It was his first trip to Boston he was having all bad luck 
                                        D7 
He was going the wrong direction down a one-way street in town 
    G7                                              C 
And this is what he said when the police chased him down 

                             D7 
Give me forty acres and I'll turn this rig around 
G7                           C 
Give me forty acres it's the easiest way I've found 
                                   D7 
Some guys can turn it on a dime or turn it right downtown 
G7                                      C 
But I need forty acres to turn this rig around 

                                      D7 
When he finally found where to unload he had a dreadful shock 
    G7                                      C 
His trailer pointed toward the road and his cab right to the dock 
                                        D7 
And as he looked around him through the tears he made this sound 
     G7                                         C 
Well give me forty acres and I'll turn this rig around 

Repeat #2 

                                    D7 
When he finally got unloaded he was glad to leave the town 
       G7                    C 
He was very very happy goin' back to Alabam' 
                                 D7 
When up ahead he saw a sign that said you're northward bound 
        G7                                         C 
He said give me forty acres and I'll turn this rig around 

Repeat #2 

                                        D7 
He was driving down the right lane when ahead he saw a sign 
   G7                          C 
He had to make a left turn but could not get in line 
                                                 D7 
Now the tears came streaming down his cheeks and everybody heard him yell 
        G7                                C 
Give me forty sticks of dynamite and I'll blow this thing to ... 

Repeat #2  

                                  D7 
Yeah give me forty acres and I'll turn this rig around 
G7                           C 
Give me forty acres it's the easiest way I've found 
                                    D7 
Now if you can turn it on a dime or turn it way downtown 
G7                                      C 
But I need forty acres to turn this rig around 

                                D7 
Yeah it takes me forty acres to turn this thing around 
G7 
Better make that fifty acres 
C                                   D7     G7 
Well maybe I can turn when I get to Kansas better make that Texas 
C 
Heck with it Iā??ll back all the way to Birmingham 
D7        G7             C 
Cleveland how'd I get to Cleveland 

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