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20 classic, not-too-hard songs to enjoy with your family while you ride out the apocalypse.

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    Pulaski

    Drive-By Truckers

     

    Originally tuned a whole step down and capo’d on the 5th fret, this can also be played in standard tuning, Capo 3.

     

    Chord Guide

             132

    D:    xx0232

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           13421

    Bm:   x24432

            123

    A:    x02220

     

               >       >

    Strum: B   D   D U D U    > = Accent

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Intro (Instrumental Verse): 

    / D - - - / G - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

    / D - - - / G - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

    / Bm - - - / G - - - /  D - - - / - - - - /

    / G - - - / A - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

     

                    D   G               D (2)

    She was fresh      out of college

                       D         G           D (2)

    The first one in her family to go

                 Bm  G                       D (2)

    and California    seemed like heaven,

                   G          A              D (2)

    Pulaski, Tennessee   was her home

     

    Repeat Intro

     

                            D    G                      D (2)

    She worked on losing her southern accent

                             D   G                        D (2)

    and turned her back on her Baptist ways

                                 Bm  G                      D (2)

    She bought some clothes   that barely covered

                             G                    A                                  D (2)

    her fair-skinned body, went to Nashville and caught a plane

     

    Chorus 1:

                     G (2)                 D (2)

    Well the clouds rushed beneath her

              Bm (2)                  A (2)

    as the LA smog filled the air

                    G (2)                           D                  Bm

    And she smiled when the airlock opened

               G                A                     D (2)

    The Pacific breeze blew through her hair

     

    Repeat Intro

     

    D    G                 D (2)

    She thought about the boys from Alabama

    D    G                 D (2)

    Who came into town every Friday night

    Bm  G                     D (2)

    and drank beer out of big glass quart bottles

    G          A              D (2)

    and left their trail of blood and tears behind

     

    Chorus 2:

                                G (2)                                  D (2)

    She thought the men in California would be different

                Bm (2)                                      A (2)

    She'd grown up watching them on her TV

                  G (2)                                    D      Bm

    But the men she came to know in California

                 G                   A               D (2)

    Left her longing for Pulaski, Tennessee

     

    Repeat Intro

     

    Bridge:

       Bm     (2)                            A (2)

    Good ideas always start with a full glass

                    G                          D                       A (2)

    and just breathing here can make a girl's nose bleed

        G (2)                                             D       Bm

    Dreams here live and die just like a stray dog     on a

    G                      A                 D (2)

    dirt road somewhere in Tennessee

     

              D                G                     D (2)

    The storefronts are all filled up with eyeballs

                D              G                    D (2)

    As the policemen clear out the street

            Bm             G                            D (2)

    For a line of cars with their headlights burning

                 G                    A                  D (2)

    Driving slow through Pulaski, Tennessee

     

    Repeat Intro x2

     

    End on D

     


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.