The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31739   Message #2838684
Posted By: GUEST,Greg Tanner_Canberra
14-Feb-10 - 02:51 AM
Thread Name: Chords Req: Coal Tattoo (Billy Edd Wheeler)
Subject: Chords Add: COAL TATTOO (Billy Edd Wheeler)
I have been playing this version for 30 years - first heard it on Junk Food Junkie by Larry Groce. I like the way it modulates from the minor to a major. The tune and words are a little different to Billy's original version (no D7) but I prefer it.

(Em)Travelin' down that (C)coal high(Em)way,
(C)Listen to my (D)rubber tires (Em)whine;
(Em)Goodbye to Buckeye and (C)White Syca(Em)more,
(C)I'm leavin' (D)you be(Em)hind.

(G)I've been a (D)coal(C)miner (D)most of my days
(G)Lay down (D)track in the (C) ho(D)le,
(Em)I got a back like an ironwood (C)bent by the (Em)wind
(C)Blood veins as (D)blue as the (Em)coal.
Echo (C)Blood veins as (D)blue as the (Em)coal.