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Copperhead Road (12 hole Chromatic) Harmonica Tab

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Key: G
Harp Type: Chromatic



Copperhead Road (12 hole Chromatic) Harmonica Tab


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Copperhead Road (12 hole Chromatic)
Words & Music by Steve Earle
Key of G Major (originally published key)
Tabbed for a 12 hole Solo Tuned Key of C chromatic

Tab notations:
none = blow – = draw *= button in __ = hold
-8_8= slur; move smoothly from note to note (to note…)
-88-8 = the -8 & 8 are grace notes; -8 is the main note.

Intro (original octave)

-7__ -88-8_ -6*_ -7__ -88__ -88-8_ 7_ 7_ -7_ 7-7__

-7__ -88-8_ -6*_ -7__ -88__ -88-8_ 7_ 7_ -7_ 7-7__

-8-9____ -8-9-8__ 7__ 7-7___________

Mandolin interlude

(Original octave for Tenor C; octave high for Standard C)
8_ 8_ 8_ 7_ 7_ 7 -7_ 7_-7__7_-6*
Well, my name’s John Lee Pet-ti_-more.______

6 -6* -6* -5 -5 -5 -3 4 -5 -5 -5__4_-3
Same as my dad-dy and his dad-dy be–fore.___

7 8 8 8 8 7_ 7_ 7 7 -7_ -7__7_-6*
You hard-ly ev-er saw Grand-dad-dy down here.____

-5 -6* 6 -6* 6 -6* -5 -5_ 4_-5__ -5 -5_4
He on – ly come to town a – bout twice_ a year.

-5 8 8 8 8 8 8 7_ 7 6 7_ -7_ 7-7__
He‘d buy a hun-dred pounds of yeast and some cop-per line.

6 -6* -6* -6* 6_-6* 5 -3* -5_ -5_ 5-5___
Ev-‘ry – bod – y knew_ that he made moon-shine.

-8 -8 -8 -8 -8 -7-8 -7 7 8_ 8 8 -8_
Now, the rev-e-nue man_ want-ed grand-dad-dy bad.

-8 8 8 8 4 -8 7 7 7 7 -7 -7 6_-5 7 7
He head-ed up a hol-ler with ev-‘ry-thing he had. It’s be-

-8_ -8_ -8-7 7 8_ 8_ -8___
fore my_ time, well, I’ve been told,

6 8 8 8_ -8_ 6 7_ -7 -7 -7__7_-6*
he nev-er came back from Cop-per-head Road.___

Mandolin

-8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 -7_ -7__
Now, Dad-dy ran the whis-key in a big block dodge.

6 -6* -6* -6* -5 -5 -5 -3 4 -5 -5__
Bought it at an auc-tion at the Ma-son’s Lodge.

8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7_ -7_ -7__7_-6*
John-son Coun-ty Sher-iff paint-ed on the side.____

-5 -6* 6 -6* 6 -6* -5 -5 -5 4 -5 -5_4
Just shot a coat of prim-er then he looked in–side.

8 8 8 8 7 7 7 6 7_ -7_ 7-7__
Well, him and my un-cle tore that en-gine down.

6 6 -6* -6* 6 5 -5_ -5_ 5-5___
I still re – mem – ber that rumb-lin’ sound.

-8 -8 -8 -8 -8_ -7-8 -7 7 8 8 8 8 -8_
Well, the sher-iff came a–round in the mid-dle of the night.

8_ 8 5 -8 7 7 7 7 -7 -7 6_-5 7 7
Heard Ma-ma cry-in’, knew some-thin’ was-n’t right. He was

-8_ -8_ -8 -7 7 7 8 8 8 8 -8_
head-ed down to Knoxville with the week-ly load.

6 6 8 8 8_ -8_ 6 6 7_ 7 -7 -7 -7__7_-6*
You could smell the whis-key burnin’ down Cop-per-head Road.__

Bridge

-9-9-9-9-9 -9-9-9-9-9 -9-9-9-9-9 -9-9-9-9-9

-5_-7 -7_ -7_ 7 -7 -8-7 7 7 -7 -7 -8 -8_-8* 10 8_ -8*_-8 7 7

-8-7 7 -5_ -7_ -5_

-5_-7 -7_ -7_ 7 -7 -8-7 7 7 -7 -7 -8 -8_-8* 10 8_ -8*_-8 7 7

-8-7 7 -5_ -7_ -5_ -5_ 7_ 7_ -7 -8 -8*-8_-7 -5_ -8_ 7_

-8_-8* -9 8 -8_-7 -7 7 -6*_-5 -3-4_-4* -5_ -5 -5 7_ 7_ 7_

-7 -8 -8*-8_-7 -5_ -8_ 7_ -8_-8* -9 8 -8_7 -7 7 -6*_-5

-3-4_-4* -5_ -1_ -4*_-5 -7 7 -6*_-5 4 -5 6_-5 4_ -5____

-5 8 -8 8_ 8 8 7 7 7 7 -7_ -7__7_-6*
I vol-un-teered for the army on my birth-day._____

6 -6* 6* -6* -6* -5 -5 -3 4 -3 -5-4*_-3
They draft the white trash first ‘round here a-ny-way.___

7 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 -7 -7__7_-6*
I done two tours of duty in Viet-nam______

-6*_ -6*_ -6*_ -5 -5 5_-5 -5 -5_5
I__ came home with a brand-new plan.

8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7_ 7 6 7_ -7_ 7-7__
I take the seed from Col-um-bi-a and Mex-i_-co.___

6 -6* -6* -6* -6* -6* 6 -6* 5 -3 -5 -5 5-5___
I just plant it up a hol-ler down Cop-per-head Road._

-8 -8 -8 -8 -8 -7-8 7 8 8 8_ 8 -8_
Well, the D. E. A.’s got_ a chop-per in the air.

-8 8 8 8 5 -8 7 7 7 7 6_-5
I wake up scream-ing like I’m back o-ver there.

6_ 7 -8 -8 -8 -8 7 8_ 8_ 8 8 -8___
I_ learned a thing or two from Charlie, don’t you know.

6 8 8 8 8 -8 6_ 7_ -7 -7_ -7__7_-6*
You bet-ter stay a-way from Cop-per-head Road.____

Outro

-9 -9 -9 9-9__-8_-7
Cop-per-head Road._____

-9 -9 -9 9-9__-8_-7
Cop-per-head Road._____

-9 -9 -9 9-9__-8_-7
Cop-per-head Road._____


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