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Jerry Garcia Band

Tough Mama(Chords)

Jerry Garcia Band

Key: D
 


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Tough Mama -- meat shaking on your bones 
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I'm gonna  take you down to the river and get you stoned. 
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Sister's on the highway with that steel driving crew 
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Papa's in the big house her working days are through 
C      G      A 
Tough Mama -- can I blow a little smoke on you? 


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Dark Beauty -- Won't you move it on over and make some room? 
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It's my duty to bring you down to the field where the flowers bloom. 
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Ashes in the furnace, dust on the rise, 
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You came through it all the way, flyin' through the skies. 
C      G       A 
Dark Beauty --  with that long night's journey in your eyes. 


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Sweet Goddess -- born of a blinding light and a changing wind,  
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Now, don't be modest, you know who you are and where you've been. 
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Jack the Cowboy went up north He's buried in your past. 
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The Lone Wolf went out drinking That was over pretty fast. 
C      G          A 
Sweet Goddess  --  Your perfect stranger's comin' in at last. 


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Silver Angel  --  with the badge of the lonesome road sewed in your sleeve, 
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I'd be grateful if this golden ring you would receive. 
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Today on the countryside it was a-hotter than a crotch, 
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I stood alone upon the ridge and all I did was watch. 
C      G    A 
Sweet Goddess It must be time to carve another notch. 


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I'm crestfallen  --  the world of illusion is at my door, 
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I ain't haulin' any of my lambs to the marketplace anymore. 
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The prison walls are crumblin', there is no end in sight, 
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I've gained some recognition but I lost my appetite. 
C      G       A 
Dark Beauty  -- meet me at the border late tonight. 


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