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Coward of the County: Chords

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Intro: DO DO FA DO Everyone considered him the coward of the county He'd never stood one single time SOL7 to prove the county wrong DO His mama named him Tommy, FA DO but folks just called him Yellow But something always told me, SOL DO they were reading Tommy wrong He was only ten years old FA DO when his daddy died in prison I looked after Tommy, SOL7 'cause he was my brother's son DO I still recall the final words FA DO my brother said to Tommy SOL DO "Son, my life is over, but yours has just begun" DO FA DO "Promise me, son, not to do the things I've done FA DO SOL Walk away from trouble if you can DO Now it won't mean you're weak FA DO if you turn the other cheek FA SOL I hope you're old enough to understand SOL7 DO Son, you don't have to fight to be a man"
REb There's someone for everyone SOLb REb and Tommy's love was Becky LAb7 In her arms, he didn't have to prove he was a man REb REb7 One day while he was working, SOLb REb the Gatlin boys came calling They took turns at Becky an' LAb REb there was three of them SOLb REb Tommy opened up the door and saw Becky crying The torn dress, the shattered look was more LAb7 than he could stand REb He reached above the fireplace SOLb REb and took down his daddy's picture As his tears fell on his daddy's face, LAb REb he heard these words again REb SOLb REb "Promise me, Son, not to do the things I've done SOLb REb LAb Walk away from trouble if you can REb Now it won't mean you're weak SOLb REb if you turn the other cheek SOLb LAb I hope you're old enough to understand REb Son, you don't have to fight to be a man"
RE The Gatlin boys just laughed at him SOL RE when he walked into the bar room One of them got up and met him LA7 half way cross the floor RE When Tommy turned around they said, SOL RE "Hey look! Old Yellow's leaving" But you could've heard a pin drop LA RE when Tommy stopped and locked the door SOL RE Twenty years of crawling was bottled up inside him He wasn't holding nothing back, LA7 he let 'em have it all RE When Tommy left the bar room, SOL RE not a Gatlin boy was standing He said, "This one's for Becky", LA RE as he watched the last one fall And I heard him say RE "I promised you, Dad, SOL RE not to do the things you've done SOL RE LA I walk away from trouble when I can RE Now please don't think I'm weak, SOL RE I didn't turn the other cheek SOL LA And Papa, I should hope you understand LA7 RE Sometimes you gotta fight when you're a man" RE SOL RE Everyone considered him the coward of the county
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Autori: BOWLING ROGER, WHEELER BILLY EDD BILL
Copyright: © UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING
 

Coward of the County: Video

Coward of the County è un brano interpretato e inciso da Kenny Rogers, contenuto nell'album Kenny pubblicato nel 1979. Ottavo lavoro in studio per il countryman texano, viene realizzato dopo tre anni di continui successi commerciali ottenuti grazie anche all'incontro con il produttore Larry Butler. Anche questa canzone è tra le più riuscite del suo repertorio e reca le firme di Roger D. Bowling e Billy Ed Wheeler; traccia di chiusura dell'album, vede come protagonista un giovane pacifista soprannominato (in maniera sprezzante) "Il Giallo", dagli abitanti del suo rione.

 

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Alberto Moneti
36 anni, polistrumentista: pianoforte, chitarra, batteria, clarinetto. Ha conseguito la licenza in teoria musicale e solfeggio presso il Conservatorio Cherubini di Firenze. Dal 1997 è organista presso la Basilica di Santa Maria del Sasso, a Bibbiena (AR).