Strummer’s Corner: Long Haired Country Boy by Charlie Daniels Band

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A perfect song for an alternating bass. It’s in the key of D (and spends much of its time over the chord).

Intro and Transition

Verse 1

People say I'm no good and crazy as a loon

Cause I get stoned in the mornin, get drunk in the afternoon

Kinda like my ole blue tick hound I like to lay around in the shade
I ain't got no money but I've damn sure got it made


And I ain't askin' nobody for nothing
If I can't get it on my own
If you don't like the way I'm livin'
          G                                 D
You just leave this long haired country boy alone

Verse 2

The remaining two verses are all sung over the D chord.

Preacher man talkin' on the radio, 
puttin' down the rock and roll
He wants me to give a donation 
cause he's worried about my soul
He said Jesus walked on the water 
and I know that it's true
But sometimes I think that preacher man 
might do a little walkin' too

Verse 3

Poor girl wants to marry
and the rich girl wants to flirt
Rich man goes to college 
and the poor man goes to work
Drunkard wants another drink of wine 
and the politician wants a vote                                                       
I don't want much of nothing at all
but I will take another toke