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Bodysnatchers

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    September 23, 2015 2:54 AM PDT

    Bodysnatchers - Dave Rawlings Machine

    Capo 3   Intro/Verse   Bm7/D (x5020x)  Dmaj7/C# (x4020x)  E

    This is just a guess how they might play it, interested to see any films that may surface to see if I'm right? 

     

    Everything’s predictable in little river town

    Barges and tobacco, drinking straight Kentucky brown

    Mama’s bunions swelling when there’s evil creepin' round

    Like bodysnatchers

     

    You know she used to tell me she was gazing out at space

    I can feel them coming down to pilfer and erase

    And I should have told you the first time that I saw you face to face

    That you’re a bodysnatcher

     

    Chorus

    I A sold my soul for something up on G Barford E Hatches

    A Twenty years and lining down the E tracks

    A Mama said next time you see the G bodyEsnatchers

    A Tell them all they’d better get B7 back Ab5/B (x2122x)

    You better E get back, E7 get back, get back Am7

    You better E get back you E7 body Am7 snatchers

    You better E get back, E7 get back, get back Am7

    You better E get back you E7 body Am7 snatchers E

    Intro x 2

     

    Each Mississippi river queen tries to play the saint

    This far down the river you pretend you're whatcha ain't

    I’m the son of a son of a pioneer gun, I slather on the paint

    Like a bodysnatcher

    The nameless tombstones crumble o’er the graves of Cairo kings

    When there’s high water everywhere it covers everything

    And when the sun comes out of nowhere you can hear the birdies sing

    You’re the bodysnatcher

     

    Chorus

     

    I guess if it was up to me I’d probably let you live

    But Mama, when you’re crossin’, she’s slower to forgive

    She’ll stick you full of pins and leave you bleedin' like a sieve

    For bodysnatching

    So when you come around here you best be waving something white

    A pillowcase or a handkerchief or to get the message right

    And you oughta try not thieving things in the middle of the night

    Don’t be a bodysnatcher

     

    Chorus End on E7 (022130)


    This post was edited by JasonK at September 23, 2015 9:46 AM PDT
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    October 11, 2015 8:45 AM PDT

    Bodysnatchers - Dave Rawlings Machine

    Capo 5    Ab5/B (x2122x)

    Intro

    Play C & B on A string plus open D&G strings  then Am6 5040xx

     

    Everything’s predictable in little river town

    Barges and tobacco

    Drinking straight Kentucky brown

    Mama’s bunions swelling

    Then there’s evil creepin' round

    Like bodysnatchers

     

    You know she used to tell me

    She was gazing out at space

    I can feel them coming down to pilfer and erase

    And I should have told you the first time

    That I saw you face to face

    That you’re a bodysnatcher

     

    Chorus   G 3x0033   F 1x0033

    I G sold my soul for something

    Up on F Barford D Hatches

    G Twenty years of lightning down the D tracks

    G Mama said

    "Next time you see the F bodyDsnatchers

    G Tell them all they’d better get A7 back" A x0023x  x0043x  x4023x

    Asus4 or Dsus2/A x00230  Gm6 3x0330

    (hammer 3rd frets of D+A strings)

    You better get back, get back, get back Gm6 3x0330

    You better get back you body snatchers

    You better get back, get back, get back

    You better get back you body snatchers D

     

    Intro x 2

     

    Each Mississippi river queen tries to play the saint

    This far down the river

    You pretend you're whatcha ain't

    I’m the son of a son of a pioneer gun

    I slather on the paint

    Like a bodysnatcher

    The nameless tombstones crumble

    O’er the graves of Cairo kings

    When there’s high water everywhere

    It covers everything

    And when the sun comes out of nowhere

    You can hear the birdies sing

    You’re the bodysnatcher

     

    Chorus

     

    I guess if it was up to me I’d probably let you live

    But Mama, when you’re crossin’

    She’s slower to forgive

    She’ll stick you full of pins

    And leave you bleedin' like a sieve

    For bodysnatching

    So when you come around here

    You best be waving something white

    A pillowcase or a handkerchief

    Or to get the message right

    And you oughta try not thieving things

    In the middle of the night

    Don’t be a bodysnatcher

     

    Chorus End on D7 (x00210)


    This post was edited by JasonK at September 23, 2017 1:51 AM PDT