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Brad Paisley - Whiskey Lullaby


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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss
Album: Mud On The Tires
Writers: Bill Anderson/Jon Randall

Intro: Bm   G

           D             G                             Bm
She put him out like the burning end of a midnight cigarette
    A         D        G                                 A
She broke his heart he spent his whole life trying to forget
   Bm                          A  D
We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
      Bm                       A   D
But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind
        A
Until tonight...


Chorus 1:
            D                      G          A
He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger
    Bm                     A   G
And finally drank away her memory
D                                   A
Life is short but this time it was bigger
         Bm                        A        G
Than the strength he had to get up off his knees
     D                                    A
They found him with his face down in the pillow
       Bm                           A     G
With a note that said I'll love her til I die
     D                             A
And when we buried him beneath the willow
    G                          Bm
The angel's sang a whiskey lullaby
Bm                                       G
La la la la la la la,  La la la la la la la
Bm                                       G
La la la la la la la,  La la la la la la la


           D          G                               Bm
The rumors flew but nobody knew how much she blamed herself
    A         D         G                                 A
For years and years she tried to hide the whiskey on her breath
   Bm                       A  D
She finally drank her pain away a little at a time
        Bm                       A  D
But she never could get drunk enough to get him off her mind
          A
Until the night...


Chorus 2:
             D                      G          A
She put that bottle to her head and pulled the trigger
    Bm                     A   G
And finally drank away his memory
D                                   A
Life is short but this time it was bigger
         Bm                         A        G
Than the strength she had to get up off her knees
    D                                     A
We found her with her face down in the pillow
Bm                       A        G
Clinging to his picture for dear life
    D                               A
We laid her next to him beneath the willow
      G                          Bm
While angel's sang a whiskey lullaby
Bm                                       G   Bm  G
La la la la la la la,  La la la la la la la
(repeat to fade)


Chords:
A   =   x02220
Bm  =   x24432(bar chord) or xx4432
D   =   xx0232
G   =   320003



Comments about this tab

country_chick14 - 2005-01-16
the la la part is played like this

e/-h2-2------2--h2-2-------3
A/-----3-2-0---------3-2-0

i pretty sure its right. hopw it helps
country_chick14 - 2005-01-16
the lala part is on e and B sorry bout that
Cuilean - 2005-10-20
Two places you can do the signature riff of this song... high...
E 0-h2-2-0-------0-h2-2-0---0-h2-3-
B ---------3-2-0----------3--------

I play many more hammers and pulls than this, actually, for a little more legato feeling.

Or low, holding the Bm bar and fingering the notes:

D 2-h4-4-2-------2-h4-4-2---2-h4-5-
A ---------5-4-2----------5--------

Saw Jon Randall in concert two nights ago--- He seemed to do the latter.

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