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Blake Shelton - Ol' Red

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Ol'Red by Blake Shelton


*note* a lot of the long stretches of "E" in the verses as well as the 
chorus jump back and forth from E to E7, the exact timing doesn't really 
matter, just play with it to find what sounds the best.

Intro: E       D   A

Well I caught my wife with another man
        D       A      E
And it cost me ninety-nine
On a prison farm in Georgia
Close to the Florida line
Well Iíve been here for two long years
D                   A          E
I finally made the warden my friend
And so he sentenced me to a life of ease
B                   E
Taking care of Olí Red

Now Olí Red heís the damndest dog
That Iíve ever seen
Got a nose that can smell a two day trail
Heís a four legged tracking machine
You can consider yourself mighty lucky to get past
The gators and the quicksand beds
But all these years that I been here
Ainít nobody got past Red

And the warden sang,
E7           E   E7             E
Come on somebody why donít you run
E7         E         B             E
Olí Redís itchin to have a little fun
E7      E        E7     E
Get my lantern, get my gun
E7                E              B       E
Redíll have you treed Ďfore the morning comes

E                        D  A

Well I paid off the guard and I slipped out a letter
To my cousin up in Tennessee
Oh and he brought down a blue tick hound
She was pretty as she could be
Well the penned her up in the swampland
About a mile just south of the gate
And Iíd take Olí Red for his evening run
Iíd just drop him off and wait


Now Olí Red got real used to seeing
His lady every night
And so I kept him away for three or four days
And waited til the time got right
Well I made my run with the evening sun
And I smiled when I heard Ďem turn Red out
Cause I was headed north to Tennessee
And Olí Red was headed south


Now thereís red hair blue ticks all in the south
E                        B           E
Love got me in here and love got me out

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