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Chord Req: The Chain Smoker (Michelle Shocked)

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Subject: Chord Req: The Chain Smoker
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 06:17 AM

hi again can anyone helpme with chords for song by Michelle Shocked The Chain Smoker thanks


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Subject: Chord Req: The Chain Smoker/ Michelle Shocked
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 07:15 AM

Trying to work out but need help please on chords for the song.
I own a lot of Michelle Shocked cds and i have always liked this song for some reason. and i dont even smoke


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Chain Smoker
From: Melissa
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 05:57 AM

can anybody give this guest a link?
I found lyrics easily enough..but not chords for this song.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Chain Smoker
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 06:09 AM

thanks Melissa I found the lyrics but could not find chords
Helen


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Chain Smoker
From: Melissa
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 03:00 AM

Does the song have a bunch of 'off-chords'?
One of the lyric sites I saw seemed to be saying the song is in G. If that means it's recorded in G, maybe you can play along with the cd and catch most of the chords that way?

Don't give up, Helen..sometimes it takes a while for requests to get a useful response, but somebody generally does post good information eventually.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Chain Smoker
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 06:14 AM

Thanks Melissa i will keep looking i am listening to Michelle at the moment on itunes
cheers Helen


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Chain Smoker
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 06:29 AM

I found one site that said it is recorded in G so i can work around that cool


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Subject: Lyr Add: SMOKE SMOKE SMOKE THAT CIGARETTE
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 12:46 PM

While this doesn't address the original query, for some reason I was reminded of it; an old 1940's song by Merle Travis and Tex Williams that became a chart topper in its day.

"Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette"

Now I'm a feller with a heart of gold
And the ways of a gentleman I've been told
The kind of guy that wouldn't even harm a flea
But if me and a certain character met
The guy that invented the cigarette
I'd murder that son-of-a-gun in the first degree

It ain't cuz I don't smoke myself
And I don't reckon that it'll harm your health
Smoked all my life and I ain't dead yet

But nicotine slaves are all the same
At a pettin' party or a poker game
Everything gotta stop while they have a cigarette

Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette
Puff, puff, puff and if you smoke yourself to death
Tell St. Peter at the Golden Gate
That you hate to make him wait
But you just gotta have another cigarette

Now in a game of chance the other night
Old Dame Fortune was a-doin' me right
The kings and the queens just kept on comin' round

And I got a full and I bet 'em high
But my bluff didn't work on a certain guy
He just kept on raisin' and layin' that money down

Now he'd raise me and I'd raise him
I sweated blood, gotta sink or swim
He finally called and didn't even raise the bet

So I said "aces full Pops how 'bout you?"
He said "I'll tell you in a minute or two
But right now, I gotta have me a cigarette"

Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette
Puff, puff, puff and if you smoke yourself to death
Tell St. Peter at the Golden Gate
That you hates to make him wait
But you just gotta have another cigarette

(Ah, smoke it! Hah! Yes! Yes! Yes!)

The other night I had a date
With the cutest little girl in the United States
A high-bred, uptown, fancy little dame

She loved me and it seemed to me
That things were 'bout like they oughta be
So hand in hand we strolled down lover's lane

She was oh so far from a cake of ice
And our smoochin' party was goin' nice
So help me cats I believe I'd be there yet

But I give her a kiss and a little squeeze
And she said, "ah, Marty, excuse me please
I just gotta have me another, cigarette"

And she said, smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette
Puff, puff, puff and if you smoke yourself to death
Tell St. Peter at the Golden Gate
That you hate to make him wait
But you just gotta have another cigarette


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Chain Smoker/ Michelle Shocked
From: GUEST,Lexi
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 02:10 AM

be patient the mudcat people are very helpful someone will help here


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Chain Smoker/ Michelle Shocked
From: GUEST,Lock and Key
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 12:50 AM

Let us know a place to HEAR the song. Possibly I could get you chords from that.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Chain Smoker (Michelle Shocked)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 01:05 AM

Hi, Helen -
Can you post the lyrics here so we have them? I think this is on the UK version of the Texas Campfire Tapes CD. It's not on my U.S. edition.
By the way, I combined the two chords request threads for this song.

-Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Chain Smoker (Michelle Shocked)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 04:58 AM

I have it on the Texas Campfire Tapes, is in the key of G i think

He sits on the front porch
to watch the sun go down
a pile of cigarette butts
gathering on the ground
he's been a chain smoker sixty years
both his fingers are stained and brown
but what the hell, you only die once

then he lights up a cigarette
remembers the great war
except that now he can't remember
what they were dying for
it was the one to end them all
but he knew there'd be more
and then he lit up another cigarette

and in the glow of the match
he recalled his wedding day
and he smiles as he thinkds about
the things she used to say
she was his reason for living
but he went on anyway
with his memories and a pack of cigarettes

chorus
hes a chain smoker
toking on the best years of his life
and tomorrow don't hold nothing
that he ain't already seen
and while the havit just might be killing him
at least, that's what the surgeion general warns
these words of encouragement
are the last thing that he needs


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Chain Smoker (Michelle Shocked)
From: GUEST,forgot last verse
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 05:02 AM


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