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    Carpetbaggers

    Johnathan Rice, as performed by Jenny Lewis

     

    Want to see this chart performed live? Here are Rob's students performing "Carpetbaggers" at a Coffee Shop Jam.


     

    Chord Guide

           123

    A:   x02220

             132

    D:    xx0232

           231

    E:    022100

           

    G6/A:  x00000

             12

    Asus2: x02200

     

     

     

     

    Strumming Guide

    Intro Strum: (G=G6/A, H=hammer-on, 2=Asus2)

    G A     2 A   2     D   G E     G

    U H U D U D   D     U D U H   D U

    + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

    Main Strum:

     

     

    D   D U   U D U

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

     

    Intro: / A - - - / D - E - / x2

              / A - - - / D - E - /

              / A - - - / - - - - /

     

       A (3)                                                                               E (½)             A (½)

    They come to town when the war is over, dirty boots in the middle of the night

       A (3)                                                                             E (½)      A (½)

    Trolling the bars, hitting on the soldiers, boys give it up without a fight.  They say,

       A (3)                                                                              E (½)      A (½)

    “Hey, boy, how about your place?I know you really want to take me home”

       A (3)                                                                                      E (½)   A (½)

    Drop the bags off on the bedroom floor, they make love with the lights   on, saying

     

    Chorus:

    D (2)                         A (2)

    I’m a carpetbagger, baby

    D (2)                         A (2)

    I’m coming to your town

           E (6)

    I’m gonna treat you kind, I’m going to rob you blind, I’ll smile all the time

                A    D (½)    E (½)

    Whoa, yeah

                A    D (½)    E (½)

    Whoa, yeah

                A    D (½)    E (½)

    Whoa, yeah

                A (2)

    Whoa, yeah

     

       A (3)                                                                                                            E (½)      A (½)

    Sally could have had any one of the boys, but she couldn’t love no one she could not control

       A (3)                                                                                    E (½)      A (½)

    Friend of mine and her got married, I don’t hear too much from him anymore

       A (3)                                                                                         E (½)    A (½)

    Last I heard, he had a rope around his neck, dragging around the grocery store

      A (3)                                                                                                                   E (½)            

    Carrying her bags and pushing down the aisles, Saying, “I ain’t got no home in this world

             A (½)

    anymore”

     

    Chorus

     

       A (3)                                                                                         E (½)             A (½)

    They come to town when the party’s over, books been written and truth’s been tried

       A (3)                                                                                    E (½)           A (½)

    They’ll take it all if the door’s left open, steal the nose right from under your eyes

     

    Chorus, but last line goes like this:

     

                A    E (½)   A (hold)

    Whoa, yeah

     


    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.