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Charlie Daniels - Legend Of Wooley Swamp (Tab)
Album: 16 Biggest Hits (2006)
Submitter: guitarviper (10) on 9/21/02 2 comments
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The Legend Of Wooley Swamp
Charlie Daniels Band
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Intro:
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------6-----------------------------
--7-5-5-7-5h7--7-5------------------ X 4
--7-5---7-5h7--7-5-6p5-3-5-3-------- 
-----------------------------5p3-5--
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            D                 C
Well if you ever go back into wooley swamp 
        F                D
Well ya better not go at night
       D                       C          
Theres things out there in the middle of them woods
               F                   D 
That'll make a strong man die from fright
D                   C
Things that crawl, things that fly and 
F                               D
Things that creep around on the ground
          D                     C                F                D
And they say that the ghost of Lucius Clay gets up and he walks around
              D          C
But I couldnt believe it
              G              D
I just had to find out for myself
              D           C
And I couldnt concieve it
                     G                  D
Cus I never would've listened to nobody else
              D          C
And I couldnt believe it
              G              D
I just had to find out for myself
           C                    G                   D
And theres some things in this world you just cant explain
    D
The old man lived in the Wooley Swamp way back in Booger Woods. 
    C
He never did do a lot of harm in the world, but he never did do no good. 
    D
People didn't think too much of him, they all thought he acted funny. 
         C
The old man didn't care about people anyway, all he cared about was his money.
      D
He'd stuff it alldown in mason jars and he'd bury it all around.
        C
And on certain nights if the moon was right he'd dig it up out of the ground.
      D
He'd pour it all out on the floor of his shack and run his fingers through it. 
       C
Yeah, Lucius Clay was a greedy oldman and that's all that there was to it.

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------6---------------
--7-5-5-7-5h7--7-5-7--
--7-5---7-5h7--7-5-7--
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              D          C
But I couldnt believe it
              G              D
I just had to find out for myself
              D           C
And I couldnt concieve it
                     G                  D
Cus I never would've listened to nobody else
              D          C
And I couldnt believe it
              G              D
I just had to find out for myself
           C *(1)               G                   D
And theres some things in this world you just cant explain

      D
Cable boys was white trash, they lived over on Carver's Creek. 
      C
They were mean as a snake and sneaky as a cat and belligerent when they'd speak.
      D
One night the oldest brother said, "Y'all meet me at the Wooley Swamp later.
      C
We'll take old Lucius's money and we'll feed him to the alligators."
      D *(2)
They found the old man out in the back with a shovel in his hand,
      C *(3)
Thirteen rusty mason jars was just dug up out of the sand.
      D *(2)
And they all went crazy and they beat the old man,and the picked him up off of
the ground.
      C *(3)
Threw him in the swamp and stood there and laughed as the black water sucked 
im down.
      D *(2)
Then they turned around and went back to the shack and picked up the money and 
an.
      C *(3)
They hadn't gone nowhere when they realized they were running in quicksand.
      D *(2)
And they struggled and they screamed but they couldn't get away and just 
efore they went under,
      C *(3)
They could hear that old man laughing in a voice as loud as thunder.
            D
And that's been fifty years ago and you can go by there yet.
           C
There's a spot in the yard in the back of that shack where the ground is 
always wet.
        D
And on summer nights, if the moon is right down by the that dark footpath,
        C
You can hear three young men screaming, you can hear one old man laugh.

            D                 C
Well if you ever go back into wooley swamp 
        F                D
Well ya better not go at night
       D                       C          
Theres things out there in the middle of them woods
               F                   D 
That'll make a strong man die from fright
D                   C
Things that crawl, things that fly and 
F                               D
Things that creep around on the ground
          D                     C                F                D
And they say that the ghost of Lucius Clay gets up and he walks around

              D          C
But I couldnt believe it
              G              D
I just had to find out for myself
              D           C
And I couldnt concieve it
                     G                  D
Cus I never would've listened to nobody else
              D          C
And I couldnt believe it
              G              D
I just had to find out for myself
           C *(1)               G                   D
And theres some things in this world you just cant explain
           C *(1)               G                   D
And theres some things in this world you just cant explain

*REPEAT INTRO X2 FOR OUTRO, END ON D*

Little Riffs:
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     ---------------------      --3-------3--         --1-3---3-1--
     ---------------------      ------------- X2      ------------- X2
     ------------------0--      -------------         -------------
     --3-3-2-0-2-2-0------      -------------         -------------
     ----------------3----      -------------         -------------
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nice tab

-jeremy1234_5 | 8/21/2005
I think Dm sounds more accurate than D, but otherwise this is outstanding. Oh, and one other note, in the speaking parts, it sounds to me like one upward strum on each chord. Kinda gives it that haunted sound.
-tpmadden | 3/31/2009
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