Chris Knight - Broken Plow Chords & Tabs


Broken Plow Chords & Tabs

Chris Knight Chords & Tabs

Version: 1 Type: Chords

Broken Plow Chords

Capo 5

Load up the old Dodge truck
We’ll leave what we can’t sell
Nobody needs a sharecropper’s tools 
or a dust filled well
Take you one last look around
shed you one last tear
For the broken plow, the broken dreams
        Fmaj7              Am
And the life we’re leaving here

Pull the lines down tight
The kids can ride on top of the load
In the cool of the night
They can crawl underneath the tarp
To stay out of the cold
Eleven hundred miles of mountain and sand
We’ll cross ‘em tired and torn
If this beat up truck can carry us
Far enough away from the storm

[ Tab from: ]
      F            C
We’re going to California
There’s work there for a man
    F                C
Too proud to beg for charity
    G              F
Too poor to make a stand
Pray it’s just the land we’re losing
       C                   F
Not my life’s blood that I leave
On the handles of that broken plow

That haunts me in my dreams

A man at a roadside station
Don’t like dealing with my kind
He’d beat me out of my last dollar
And never look me in the eye
I heard ‘em call us Okies
Hell I don’t know what that means
But something tells me the promised land
Ain’t as promising as it seems


Bridge:  F Am
Fmaj7                         Am
This restless road is full of strangers
Fmaj7                         Am
They ain’t no stranger than I am
Fmaj7                   Am
Hardened faces damn the dust and curse the wind
That drove us from this life and home
      Fmaj7       Am 
We’ll never know again


On the handles of my broken plow that haunts me in my dreams