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James Otto - Ball, The


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Subject: James Otto -- The Ball

Capo 6th fret for recording

No Intro

     C   
If I hadn't dropped the ball
             G
I would have took it all the way
Am7
Homecoming '89
F                        G
With ten seconds left to play
C          
We were driving towards the goal line
          G
They were screaming in the stands
Am7
I had the chance to be a hero
F                               G
But it slipped right through my hands
                 Dm
There would have been a big pep rally
C                       G             F
They would have hung my jersey on the wall
G    F                  C
If I hadn't dropped the ball

Me and Sandy Miller
Were s'posed to meet after the game
I waited by the bleachers
But she never came
I found a note on my windshield
Underneath the wiper blade
With "goodbye" bleeding through it
In the cold October rain
We probably would've gotten married
And those recruiters in from 'Bama would have called
If I hadn't dropped the ball

   F
My life would have been different
           Am7                                 C
If in that instant, things have gone the way I planned
        F
But the fact is that they didn't
        Am7             C
And the hand I wound up given
   Dm                  G
Is one that I'll never understand

I ran away that summer
Took a job out on the coast
And that's where I met your momma
And the rest, I guess you know
If I had the chance to go back
And score that last touchdown
Well, son, I wouldn't do it
'Cause you wouldn't be here now
And I wouldn't be your hero
I wouldn't be around to catch you when you fall
If I hadn't dropped the ball

My life would have been so different
If in that instant, things have gone the way I planned
But the fact is that they didn't
And the hand I wound up given
Is the one that God intended me to have

      F               Am7         F
No, I wouldn't be the man I am at all
            G (stop)       C
If I hadn't dropped... the ball


Outro: C (string by string, don't strum)

Josh Tullos



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