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Chainsaw

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Sweet Charlene McGray
Pretty as a posie in the springtime
She would twirl around all day
Get dizzy and she'd fall down in a haze

    And the country breeze passed slowly as I went to her
    I knocked upon her solid wooden door
    But her father, he just looked at me and said "leave or I'll call the law"
    So I cut her pa in half with a chainsaw

She always had a way 
Of giving all the neighbor boys sensations
They would close their eyes and pray
That their Christian God would lead them from temptation

    But her mama didn't want that girl to grow up
    And end up with a heathen like myself
    Well, she always tried to tell Charlene about my little flaws
    So I cut her ma in half with a chainsaw

And now sweet Charlene McGray
She's all mine, there's nothing to divide us
On that sunny day in May
It was time to ask that girl to be my bride

    So I got down on one knee and took her finger
    And I said to her, "Charlene, will you be mine?"
    But she just kept complaining that I killed her ma and pa
    So I cut Charlene in half with a chainsaw

Tablature

Tuning: Standard, tuned down one step

Played LiveFull Statistics

Played at 9 out of 150 shows since introduction (6%)
Played at 7 out of 51 non-open mic shows since introduction (14%)
There have been 38 show(s) since the last play.

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  Discussion: Chainsaw

Goose (anon) · 6 years ago
We love this song! We've played it a few times on our comedy radio podcast Bofore Radio, thanks for the music Josh!
Pieter · 5 years, 2 months ago
A few days ago, I recognized the "La dee da/La dee da dee da dee da" part in a song I heard on the radio. I can't recall for sure who the artist was though. Is it Simon & Garfunkel?
Josh Woodward Back · 5 years, 2 months ago
Yep, that's "The Boxer". This song was a half-parody of their style. :)
Pieter Back · 5 years, 2 months ago
That's the kind of stuff they don't teach me at school. Nice to know.
Pieter · 5 years, 1 month ago
TABLATURE DRAFT
(Standard, down one step)

Sweet Charlene McGray...
G - C - G - D
G - C - G - D

And the country breeze...
C - D - G
C - D - G
C - D - G - D - Em(?)
D - G

La dee da...
Em - D - Am(?) - D

And now sweet Charlene McGray...
A - D - A - E
A - D - A - E

So I got down on one knee and took her finger...
D - E - A
D - E - A
D - E - A - E - A(?)
E - A

La dee da...
A(?) - E
D - E
A

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I'm really new to tabbing songs, so I don't know if it's 100% correct. It's probably not, because I'm rather unfamiliar with anything other than major and minor chords. But hey, at least I tried. ;-)
turkin4tor (anon) · 2 years, 1 month ago
0_0 you cut your dad in half with a chain saw
Josh Woodward Back · 2 years, 1 month ago

That was way better than what I did to the guy in Under the Stairs, these people should feel lucky!

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