Dry County Uke tab by Bon Jovi

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[Intro]
Dm chordDm C chordC Am chordAm Bb chordBb
Dm chordDm C chordC Am chordAm Gm/Bb chordGm/Bb


Dm chordDm C chordC
Across the border they turn
Am chordAm G chordG
Water into wine
Dm chordDm C chordC
Some say it's the devil's blood
G chordG Dm chordDm
They're squeezing from the vine



Dm chordDm C chordC
Some say it's a saviour
Am chordAm Bb chordBb
In these hard and desperate times
Dm chordDm C chordC
For me it helps me to forget
G chordG Dm chordDm C chordC Am chordAm Bb chordBb
That we're just born to die

Dm chordDm C chordC
I came here like so many did
Am chordAm Bb chordBb
To find the better life
Dm chordDm C chordC
To find my piece of easy street
G chordG Dm chordDm
To finally be alive
Dm chordDm C chordC
I knew nothing good comes easy
Am chordAm G chordG
All good things take some time
Dm chordDm C chordC
I made my bed I'll lie in it
G chordG Dm chordDm
To die in it's the crime

F chordF
You can't help but prosper
Gm chordGm
Where the streets are paved with gold
C chordC
they say the oil wells ran depper here
Bb chordBb
Than anybody's known
F chordF
Now I packed up on my wife and kid
Gm chordGm
And left them back at home
C chordC
Now there's nothing in this paydirt
Bb chordBb
The ghosts are all I know

Dm chordDm
Now the oil's gone
C chordC
And the money's gone
G chordG
All the jobs are gone
Bb chordBb C chordC
still we're hangin' on down in

F chordF
Dry county
C chordC
They're swimming in the sand
Bb chordBb
Praying for some holy water
Gm chordGm Bb chordBb
to wash the sins from off our hands in
F chordF
Dry county
C chordC
The promise has run dry
Bb chordBb
Where nobody cries
Bb chordBb Dm chordDm C chordC Am chordAm Bb chordBb
And no one's getting out of here alive

Dm chordDm C chordC
In the blessed name of Jesus
Am chordAm Bb chordBb
I heard a preacher say
Dm chordDm C chordC
That we are all God's children
G chordG Dm chordDm
And that he'd be back back someday
Dm chordDm C chordC
And I hoped that he knew something
Am chordAm Bb chordBb
As he drank his cup of wine
Dm chordDm C chordC
Didn't have too good a feeling


G chordG Dm chordDm
As I head out to the night

F chordF
I cursed the sky to open
Gm chordGm
I begged the clouds for rain
C chordC
I prayed to God for water
Bb chordBb
For this burning in my viens
F chordF
It was like my soul's on fire
Gm chordGm
And I had to watch the flames
C chordC
All my dreams went up in ashes
Bb chordBb
And my future blew away

Dm chordDm
Now the oil's gone
C chordC
And the money's gone
G chordG
All the jobs are gone
Bb chordBb C chordC
Still we carry on down in

F chordF
Dry county
C chordC
They're swimming in the sand
Bb chordBb
Praying for some holy water
Gm chordGm Bb chordBb
to wash the sins from off our hands in
F chordF
Dry county
C chordC
The promise has run dry
Bb chordBb
Where nobody cries
Bb chordBb F chordF
And no one's getting out of here alive


(Guitar Solo)

Dm chordDm C chordC
Men spend thier whole lives waiting
Am chordAm Bb chordBb
Praying for some big reward
Dm chordDm
It seems sometimes
C chordC G chordG
The payoff leaves you feeling
Dm chordDm
Like a dirty whore
Dm chordDm C chordC
If I could choose the way I'll die
Am chordAm Bb chordBb
Make it by the gun or knife
Dm chordDm C chordC
Cause the other way there's too much pain
G chordG
Night after night after night


F chordF
Down in Dry county
C chordC
They're swimming in the sand
Bb chordBb
Praying for some holy water
Gm chordGm Bb chordBb
to wash the sins from off our hands in
F chordF
Dry county
C chordC
The promise has run dry
Bb chordBb
Where nobody cries
Bb chordBb Dm chordDm C chordC Am chordAm Bb chordBb
And no one's getting out of here alive

 

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About this song

"Dry County" is a song by Bon Jovi from their 1992 album Keep the Faith. It was written by Jon Bon Jovi. Dry County stands as the band's longest song released so far, with a length of 9 minutes 52 seconds. A shorter 6-minute version reached #9 in the UK Charts and #1 in Latin America. The guitar solo is often considered Richie Sambora's best and Sambora has gained much respect with this track.Dry County is about the decline of the US domestic oil industry and its effect on those whose income relied on it. Read more on Last.fm.