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Jack White

Carolina Drama(Keyboard chords)

Jack White

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I'm not sure if there's a point to this story 
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But I'm going to tell it again 
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So many other people try to tell the tale 
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Not one of them knows the end?. 
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It was a junk-house in South Carolina 
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Held a boy the age of ten 
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Along with his older brother Billy 
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And their mother and her boyfriend 
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Who was a triple loser with some blue tattoos 
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That were given to him when he was young 
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And a drunk temper that was easy to lose 
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And thank god he didn't own a gun 
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Well, Billy woke up in the back of his truck 
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Took a minute to open his eyes 
He took a peep into the back of the house 
And found himself a big surprise 
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He didn't see his brother but there was his mother 
With her red-headed head in her hands 
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While the boyfriend had his gloves wrapped around an old 
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Priest trying to choke the man 
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Billy looked up from the window to the truck 
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Threw up, and had to struggle to stand 
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He saw that red-necked bastard with a hammer 
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Turn the priest into a shell of a man 
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The priest was putting up the fight of his life 
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But he was old and he was bound to lose 
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The boyfriend hit as hard as he could 
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And knocked the priest right down to his shoes 
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Well, now Billy knew but never actually met 
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The preacher lying there in the room 
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He heard himself say, 'That must be my daddy' 
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Then he knew what he was gonna do 
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Billy got up enough courage, took it up 
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And grabbed the first blunt thing he could find 
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It was a cold, glass bottle of milk 
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That got delivered every morning at nine 
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Billy broke in and saw the blood on the floor, and 
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He turned around and put the lock on the door 
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He looked dead into the boyfriend's eye 
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His mother was a ghost, too upset to cry, then 
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He took a step toward the man on the ground 
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From his mouth trickled out a little audible sound 
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He heard the boyfriend shout, 'Get out!' 
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And Billy said, 'Not till I know what this is all about' 
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'Well, this preacher here was attacking your mama' 
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But Billy knew just who was starting the drama 
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So Billy took dead aim at his face 
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And smashed the bottle on the man who left his dad in disgrace, and 
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The white milk dripped down with the blood, and the 
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Boyfriend fell down dead for good 
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Right next to the preacher who was gasping for air 
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And Billy shouted, 'Daddy, why'd you have to come back here?' 
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His mama reached behind the sugar and honey, and 
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Pulled out an envelope filled with money 
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'Your daddy gave us this,' she collapsed in tears 
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'He's been paying all the bills for years' 
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'Mama, let's put this body underneath the trees 
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and put Daddy in the truck and head to Tennessee' 
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Just then, his little brother came in 
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Holding the milk man's hat and a bottle of gin singing, 
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Well now you heard another side to the story 
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But you wanna know how it ends? 
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If you must know, the truth about the tale 
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Go and ask the milkman 

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