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Jack O' Diamonds lyrics and chords

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Jack O'Diamonds lyrics and chords aka Rye Whiskey are intended for your personal use only, it's a fun to do song recorded by Tex Ritter and numerous other artists over the years.


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Jack O'Diamonds aka Rye Whiskey
Recorded by Tex Ritter 
[3/4 time]
Jack O' Diamonds Jack O' Diamonds and I know you of old
                                 G7         C
You've robbed my poor pockets of silver and gold
It's a whiskey you villain you've been my downfall
                                        G7            C
You've kicked me you've cuffed me but I loves you for all

It's a whiskey rye whiskey rye whiskey I cry
                                  G7           C
If I don't get rye whiskey well I think I will die

Beefsteak when I'm hungry red liquor when I'm dry
                                G7              C
Greenbacks when I'm hard up and religion when I die

I’ll a go to yonder holler and I’ll build me a still
                             G7          C
I’ll give you a gallon for a five dollar bill

Rye whiskey rye whiskey rye whiskey I cry
                                G7          C   
If a tree don't fall on me I'll live till I die

If the ocean was whiskey and I was a duck
                           G7         C
I'd dive to the bottom and never come up

But the ocean ain't whiskey and I ain't a no duck
                               G7          C
I’ll play Jack O’ Diamonds and trust to my luck

Rye whiskey rye whiskey rye whiskey I cry
                                  G7          C
If the whiskey don't kill me I'll live till I die


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