Dead Confederate (Jerry Joseph & Stiff Boys)

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LastLawson
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Dead Confederate (Jerry Joseph & Stiff Boys)

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Verse: G > G/F# > Em > C
Chorus: D > D > C > C x2 > G

DBT-style chords (third fret for B & E strings on all chords, sometimes high E string is open)

Hey Alabama, Alabama
Heat lightning from the neck
All I see is project housing
Chicken bones and broken bricks

Standing, I been standing
Best part of 80 years
With my Jim Crow benediction
Ropes and hoods and local cheers

Fighting, we were fighting
And our namesakes killed for southern gods
Dying, we were dying
Lucifer’s divine and right

Selling, we were selling
The bodies of black boys and girls
Yelling, we were yelling
Rebel yell around the world

Hey now baby I’m a dead confederate
80 years I stood my ground
I ain’t sorry, I ain’t regretting it
Now they’re trying to tear me down
Hey now baby I’m a dead confederate
Rebel pride, a heart of stone
And I ain’t worried, and I ain’t sweating it
Wish they’d just leave me alone

Snowflakes, august snowflakes
Falling here in Birmingham
And I’ve never claimed to think too deep
And I’ve never said I understand

Swallowing my grand ol pride
They haul me out to gravel pits
I forget that I lived and died
Smash me up to chips and bricks
I ain’t selling humans
It’s good work if you could get it
But the South could build great pyramids or rise up if you let you it
But they shine their light of righteousness
Upon my unclaimed darkest deeds
Poisoning my [memories] < not sure on this one
Poisoning my righteous deeds
Jesus was a white man
And he promised we could rule
So we burn his holy cross and arc
Hang the negro and the fool

Baby I’m a rise again
Out on highway 29
In the meantime
I’ll join the earth
At my wicked sense of time

Hey now baby I’m a dead confederate
80 years I stood my ground
I ain’t sorry, I ain’t regretting it
Now they’re trying to tear me down
Hey now baby I’m a dead confederate
Rebel pride, a heart of stone
And I ain’t worried, and I ain’t sweating it
Wish they’d just leave me alone
Heading to HC Friday and Saturday - first timer!

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