One Piece At A Time Uke tab by Johnny Cash

3 Chords used in the song: f,bb,c

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F F                                                  Bb Bb
Well I left Kentucky back in '49, I went to Detroit workin on assembly
C C F F
line. The first year they had me puttin wheels on Cadillacs. Every day
Bb Bb
I'd watch them beauties roll by and sometimes I'd hang my head and cry,
C C F F
cause I always wanted me one that was long and black. One day I devised
Bb Bb C C
myself a plan that should be the envy of most any man, I'd sneak it out
F F
of there in a lunch box in my hand. Now, gettin caught meant gettin
Bb Bb C C
fired, but I figured I'd have it all by the time I retired. I'd have
F F
me a car worth at least a hundred grand. I'd get it one piece at a time
Bb Bb C C
and it wouldn't cost me a dime, you'll know it's me when I come through
F F Bb Bb
your town. I'm gonna ride around in style, I'm gonna drive everybody
C C F F
wild, cause I'll have the only one there is around.

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About this song

This is the start of what has turned into Rap. Country singers and pop singers did what I refer to as talking blues or talking songs with a good music or beat in the background Another good example is Hot Rod Lincoln.