William Pollock's Pianobook: Logo William Pollock's Pianobook: Logo
Wm Pollock's Pianobook

Country Boy Can Survive

    D                                Am7
The preacher man says it's the end of time
         G                     D
And the Mississippi river is going dry
D                           Am7
The interest is up and the stock markets d
         G                      D
And you only get mugged if you go down town
D                    Am7
I live back in the woods you see
    G                          D
My woman and the kids and the dog and me 
  D                            Am7
I got a shotgun a rifle and a four wheel drive  
       G           Am7  D
And a country boy can survive
Am7             G    D
Country folks can survive 
 D                  Am7
I can plow a field all day long
       G                  D
I can catch catfish from dusk till dawn
 D                              Am7
We make our own whiskey and ou own smoke too
       G                         D
Ain't too many things these ole boys can't do
                                Am7
We grow good ole tamatoes and homemade wine
        G          Am7   D
And a country boy can survive
Am7            G     D
Country folks can survive

CHORUS:
             G                           F
Because you can't starve us out and you can't make us run
       C                        G
Cause when them ole boy raised on shotgun
                  F
We say grace and we say ma'am
        C                   G                   (riff)
If you ain't into that we don't give a damn

VERSE
D                        Am7
We came from the West Virginia coal mines
         C                         D
And the Rocky Mountains and the Western Skies
                               Am7
And we can skin a buck we can run a trot line
       G          Am7   D
And a country boy can survive
Am7            G    D
Country folks can survive
 D                      Am7
I had a good friend in New York City
    G                          D
He never called me by my name just HillBilly
                         Am7
My Grandpa taught me to live off the land
     G                        D
And his taught him to be a business man
                                     Am7
He used to send me pictures of the Broadway Night
     G                  D
And I'd send him some homemade wine
                                   Am7
But he was killed by a man with a switch blade knife
      G                      D
For forty three dollars my friend lost his life
                                   Am7
I'd love to spit some Beechnut in that dudes eye
      G                    D
And shoot em' with my ole 45
          Am7        G    D
Cause a country boy can survive
  Am7          G    D
Country folks can survive

CHORUS

Verse
  D                              Am7
Were from North California and South Alabam
      G                D
And little towns all around this land
                            Am7
And we can skin a buck and run a trot line
         G         Am7   D
And a country boy can survive
Am7            G    D
Country folks can survive
Am7          G    D
Country boy can survive
Am7           G     D         Am7    G   D
Country folds can survive..................