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Coward Of The County lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use, it was a
huge hit for Kenny Rogers. This is a country classic that us amateurs
can play, the chords are easy to make.
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Coward of the County recorded by Kenny Rogers written by Roger Bowling and Billy Ed Wheeler
C F C Everyone considered him the coward of the county G7 He never stood one single time to prove the county wrong C F C His mama named him Tommy but folks just called him yellow G7 C Something always told me they were reading Tommy wrong
F C He was only ten years old when his daddy died in prison G7 I looked after Tommy cause he was my brother's son C F C I still recall the final words my brother said to Tommy G7 C Son my life is over but yours is just begun
F C Promise me son not to do the things I've done F C G7 Walk away from trouble if you can C F C Now it don't mean you're weak if you turn the other cheek F G7 I hope you're old enough to understand F G7 C You don't have to fight to be a man
F C There's someone for everyone and Tommy's love was Becky G7 In her arms he didn't have to prove he was a man C F C One day while he was working the Gatlin Boys came calling G7 C They took turns at Becky there were three of them
F C Tommy opened up the door and saw his Becky crying G7 The torn dress the shattered look was more than he could stand C F C He reached above the fireplace and took down his daddy's picture G7 C As his tears fell on his daddy's face he heard these words again
F C The Gatlin boys just laughed at him when he walked into the barroom G7 One of the got up and hit him halfway cross the floor C F C Tommy turned around they said hey look ole Yellow's leaving G7 C But you coulda heard a pin drop when Tommy stopped and locked the door
F C Twenty years of crawling was bottled up inside him G7 He wasn't holding nothing back he let 'em have it all C F C When Tommy left the barroom not a Gatlin boy was standing G7 C He said this one's for Becky as he watched the last one fall
And I heard him say
F C I promised you Dad not to do the things you've done F C G7 I'll walk away from trouble if I can C F C Now Please don't think I'm weak I couldn't turn the other cheek G7 Papa I sure hope you understand F G7 C Sometimes you gotta fight when you're a man
F C Everyone considered him the coward of the county
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What a great song this one is, it's really fun to
play and sing, with a minimum of practice you can learn it. Use these Coward
of the County lyrics and chords to help you, it will be a
good one to add to your collection.