Kenny Rogers - Son Of Hickory Hollers Tramp Chords & Tabs

 

Son Of Hickory Hollers Tramp Chords & Tabs

Kenny Rogers Chords & Tabs

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Son Of Hickory Hollers Tramp Chords

   
Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp     2/4     Kenny Rogers
Standard Tuning No Capo                    Transcribed by Ken Lee
				  Corrections or comments to kandvlee@shaw.ca
      / D                        /                                   / G                  / D
The / corn was dry, the / weeds were high when / Daddy took to / drinkin'
          / D                  /                           / G                   / A7
When / him and Lucy / Walker, they took / up and run a - / way.
D                   /                           / G                        / D
Mama cried a / tear and then she / promised fourteen / children,
   / G                        / A7                / D
"I / swear you'll never / see a hungry / day."

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            / D                          /                               / G                  / D
Oh, the / path was deep and / wide, from footsteps / leading to our / cabin,
     / G                          / A7                    / D
A - / bove the door there / burned a scarlet / lamp, and
D                    /                                   / G                           / D
Late at night, a / hand would knock and / there would stand a / stranger,
G                  / A7                  / D
I'm the son of / Hick'ry Holler's / tramp.
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D                  /                             / G                        / D
Mama sacri - / ficed her pride, and / neighbors started / talkin',
      / D                     /                         / G                             / A7
But / I was much too / young to under - / stand the things they / said,
      / D                            /                        / G                      / D
The / things that mattered / most of all was / Mama's chicken / dumplin's, and
   /  G                        / A7                   / D
A / goodnight kiss be- / fore we went to / bed.

          / D                    /                 / G                    / D
When / Daddy left, and / destitution / came upon our / fam'ly,
D                       /                      / G                 / A7
Not one neighbor / volunteered to / give a helpin' / hand,
     / D                   /                           / G                       / D
So / let 'em gossip / all they want; she / loved us and she / raised us.
      /  G                      / A7                     / D
The / proof is standing / here, a full grown / man.

       / D                     /                           / G                       / D
Last / summer Mama / passed away and / left the ones who / loved her,
D                    /                          / G                   / A7
Each and ev'ry / one is more than / grateful for his / birth,
         / D                               /                 / G                     / G
Each / Sunday she receives a / fresh bou - / quet of fourteen / roses, and
   / G                                 / A7                      / D
A / card that says, " To the / greatest Mom on / earth."

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