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Ballad Of Forty Dollars Song Lyrics and Chords

 

Ballad Of Forty Dollars Song Lyrics and Chords by Tom T. Hall

 

Ballad Of Forty Dollars
Written and Recorded by Tom T. Hall
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The man who preached the funeral
 
Said it really was a simple way to  
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die
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He laid down to rest one afternoon
 
And never opened up his  
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eyes
They hired me and Fred and Joe
 
To dig the grave and carry up some  
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chairs
G7 
It took us seven hours
 
And I guess we must have drunk a case of  
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beer
I guess I ought to go and watch them put 'em down
 
But I don't own a  
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suit
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And anyway when they start talking about
 
The fire in hell well I get  
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spooked
So I'll just sit here in my truck
 
And act like I don't know 'em when they  
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pass
G7 
Anyway when they're all through
 
I've got to go to work and mow the  
C 
grass
Well here they come and who's that
 
Riding in that big ole shiny limou
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sine
G7 
Mmh look at all that chrome I do believe
 
That that's the sharpest thing I've  
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seen
That must belong to his great uncle
 
Someone said he owned a big ole  
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farm
G7 
When they get parked I'll mosey down
 
And look it over that won't do no  
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harm
Well that must be the widow in the car
 
And would you take a look at  
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that
G7 
That sure is a pretty dress
 
You know some women do look good in  
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black
Well he's not even in the ground
 
And they say that his truck is up for  
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sale
G7 
They say she took it pretty hard
 
But you can't tell too much behind the  
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veil
Well listen ain't that pretty
 
When the bugler plays the Military  
F 
taps
G7 
I think that when you was in the war
 
They always hide and play a song like  
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that
Well here I am and there they go
 
And I guess you'd just call it my bad  
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luck
G7 
I hope he rests in peace the trouble is
 
The fellow owes me forty  
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bucks

 

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Who sang the the song Ballad Of Forty Dollars?
- The song Ballad Of Forty Dollars was sang by Tom T. Hall.

 

Who is Tom T. Hall?
- Thomas T. Hall (born May 25, 1936) is an American country music songwriter, singer, instrumentalist, novelist, and short-story writer. He has written 12 No. 1 hit songs, with 26 more that reached the Top 10, including the No. 1 international pop crossover smash "Harper Valley PTA" and the hit "I Love", which reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. He is included in Rolling Stones list of 100 Greatest Songwriters. He became known to fans as "The Storyteller," thanks to his storytelling skills in his songwriting.

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