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Cherokee Louise

Guitar chords transcribed by Marian Russell  Printer-friendly version of this piece
Tuning: DAEF#AD   "Joni" Tuning: D77235

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Note:  The letters in brackets [x] appear against later 
verses to indicate that the same chords as used in the 
first appearance of the letters are to be used again. 

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Intro:

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1st verse:

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[a] Cherokee Louise is hiding in a tunnel in the 

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[b] Broadway Bridge 

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[c] We are crawling on our knees, we've got flashlights and batteries, we've
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[d] cold cuts from the fridge 

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[e] Last year about this time we used to climb up in the branches just to 

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[f] Sway there in some breeze   Now the cops on the 

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[g] street, they want 

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[h] Cherokee Louise 
  
  
2nd verse:

[a] People like to talk, tongues are waggin' over fences 
[b] Waggin' over phones 
[c] All the doors are locked, God she can't even come to our house 
[d] But I know where she'll go 
[e] To the place where you can stand and press your hands like it was bubble
bath in 
[f] Dust piled high as me 
[g] Down under the street, my friend, poor 
[h] Cherokee Louise 
  

Middle 8:

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Ever since we turned 13 it's like a mine  -   field 

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Walkin' through the door 

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Goin' out you get the 3rd degree and comin' in you get the 

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Third world             war 
  

3rd verse:

[a] Tuesday after school we'd put our pennies on the rails 
[b] and when the train went by 
[c] We were jumpin' round like fools, goin' look no heads, no tails 
[d] Goin' look my lucky prize 
[e] She runs home to her foster dad, he opens up a zipper and he 
[f] yanks her to her knees 
[g] Oh, please be here, please, my friend, poor 
[h] Cherokee Louise 


4th verse:

[a] Cherokee Louise is hiding in this tunnel in the 
[b] Broadway Bridge 
[c] We are crawling on our knees, I've got Archie and Silver Screen 
[d] I know where she is 
[e] At the place where you can stand and press your hands like it was bubble
bath in 
[f] Dust piled high as me 
[g] Down under the street, my friend, poor 
[h] Cherokee Louise 
  
  

© 1991 Crazy Crow Music BMI

 

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