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    Smile Hank Snow early career song.

    My chord /tab request!

    I am a great fan and admirer of Hank Snow for many years here in Australia.Can anyone help me with accurate tab/chords of this early song in his career?I heard an old farm worker sing this song one night in response to hearing an old 78 version around a campfire when I was 10 or so years old in the 1970's.I've sadly lost all my music note pads and recently in a house move. I've tried to play it from memory but it doesn't sound right.I can't find anything on the net that would really help.Thanks MikeH.


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    Hank Snow The Prisoned Cowboy lyrics

    [D] Kind folks you have heard the story
    [A] And the song called Twenty One [D]Years
    All of how two lovers parted
    [A] Of their sorrow, pain and [D] tears.

    [G] I am another who’s heart-[D]-broken
    [G] And I’m in this lonesome [D] jaaa-[A]-il
    [D] I was once an honest ranger
    [A] Tried for fame but soon I [D] failed.

    [D] I was a cowboy singer
    [A] And I played the old gui-[D]-tar
    But my mind was set on roaming
    I [A] started out for lands a-[D]-far.

    [G] Soon fell with bad com-[D]-panions
    [G] And we robbed the Southern [D] maaa-[A]-il
    [D] Shot and killed some helpless lady
    [A] As I think my face grows [D] pale.

    [Yodels]

    [D] I had a pretty sweetheart
    [A] And she thought the world of [D] me
    But we parted at the station
    [A] Down in sunny Tennes-[D]-see.

    [G] Last night from her I got a [D] letter
    [G] Saying, “I can never be your [D] briii-[A]-de.”
    [D] As the moon shone though my window
    [A] I bowed down my head and [D] cried.

    [D] Never more we’ll stroll together
    [A] Down in dear old Lover’s [D] Lane
    I must live my life in prison
    I [A] pray on high we’ll meet ag-[D]-ain

    [Yodels]

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    Mike, I fixed some words (in your post above) to match what he is singing. You can throw in some A7s where the As are... whatever sounds best to you.
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