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Long Haired Country Boy

This is a tune that Charlie's cleaned up when he plays it in concert these days because of personal convictions. You ask me, it doesn't take anything from the song either. Instead of "I get stoned in the morning, I get drunk in the afternoon." He says "I get up in the morning, I get down in the afternoon." And instead of taking another toke, he tells another joke. I'm glad he cleaned it up.

Long Haired Country Boy
written and performed by Charlie Daniels
transcribed by Nick Gibson


Intro:
e|----2---2-------------------------------------------|
B|----3---3-------------------------------------------|
G|----2---2----------------5-0-2-0--------------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-----0---3^-0-----------5-0-3-0-----0-2-0--|
A|----------0h2---2------------------------0h2--------|
D|-----------------------0----------------------------|

D
People say I'm no good and crazy as a loon (1)

Cause I get stoned in the morning I get drunk in the afternoon (2)

Kind of like my ole blue tick hound I like to lay around in the shade (2)

And I ain't got no money but I damn sure got it made, cause


CHORUS:
G G7 G
I ain't asking nobody for nothing
D*
If I can't get it on my own
A7
If you don't like the way I'm living
NC*
You just leave this long haired country boy alone...


RIFF:
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B|----3---3-------------------------------------------|
G|----2---2----------------5-0-2-0--------------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-----0---3^-0-----------5-0-3-0-----0-2----|
A|----------0h2---2------------------------0h2--------|
D|-----------------------0-------------------------0--|


D
Preacher man talking on TV (1) putting down the rock'n roll (1)

Wants me to send a donation cause he's worried about my soul (2)

He said Jesus walked on the water and I know that is true (2)

But sometimes I think that preacher man'd like to do a little walking too, but


REPEAT CHORUS & RIFF


A poor girl wants to marry and a rich girl wants to flirt

A rich man goes to college and a poor man goes to work

A drunkard wants another drink of wine and a politician wants to vote

I don't want much of nothing at all but I will take another toke, but


REPEAT CHORUS & INTRO

Riff 1
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B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|------0-------|
A|--0h2---------|
D|--------------|

Riff 2
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|--3--2-0------|
D|---------3-0--|


Short break at D*:
e|----2---2-------------------------|
B|----3---3-------------------------|
G|----2---2-------------------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-----0---3-2-0-----------|
A|----------0h2---2-------2---------|
D|--------------------------0-------|


NC*
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|------------3---------2-----0----------------------|
D|-----------------------------------5-----3-3---0---|
You just leave this long haired country boy alone