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Social Distortion

Ball And Chain


Transcribed by Soch H.
Capo 1st Fret
Intro:

C
C

G
G

F
F

C
C

Intro Guitar Lead: (Not relative to capo)


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|-6-4-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----6-4----6-6-4-6s8-8-8-8-8-8-8s6-6-6-6-6-6-6s4-4-4-4---4h6--4--4-4--|
|--------------------------------------------------------6--------------|
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|-------------------------------------6-6---6-6-6h8-6------8-8-6-8s10-|
|-----------6-6-6-6h8-6-6-6-6-6-6-6h8-----8---------------------------|
|-6-6-4-6s8-----------------------------------------------------------|
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|----------------------------9-9----9-9----9-9----9-9----9-9-----------|
|-9-9--9---------------------9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9-----------|
|--------10-10-10s8-8-8-8-10-------------------------------------------|
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|------------9-9--9----------------------------------------------------|
|-8-8-6-8s10--------10-10-10s8-8-8-8-8-8-8s6-6-6--6---8-6--------------|
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C
G
Well it's been ten years and a thousand tears
F
C
And look at the mess I'm in
C
G
A broken nose and a broken heart
F
C
An empty bottle of gin
C
G
Well I sit and I pray
F
C
In my broken down Chevrolet
C
G
While I'm singin' to myself
F
C
There's got to be another way
Chorus:
C
G
Take away, take away
F
C
Take away this ball and chain
C
G
I'm lonely and I'm tired
F
C
And I can't take any more pain

C
Take away, take
F
Never to return
C
Take away, take
F
Take away, take
C

G
away
C
again
G
away
C
away this ball and chain

C (x2)

C
G
Well I've searched and I've searched
F
C
To find the perfect life
C
G
A brand new car and a brand new suit
F
C
I even got me a little wife
C
G
But whenever I have gone
F
C
I was sure to find myself there
C
G
You can run all your life
F
C
But not go anywhere
(Repeat Chorus)
Guitar Solo: (3:15) (Not relative to capo)
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|-6-4-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----6-4----6-6-4-6s8-8-8-8-8-8-8s6-6-6-6-6-6-6s4-4-4-4---4h6--4--4-4--|
|--------------------------------------------------------6--------------|
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|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------6-6---6-6-6h8-6------8-8-6-8s10-|
|-----------6-6-6-6h8-6-6-6-6-6-6-6h8-----8---------------------------|
|-6-6-4-6s8-----------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------9-9----9-9----9-9----9-9----9-9---|
|-9-9--9---------------------9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9---|
|--------10-10-10s8-8-8-8-10-----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------9-9-9-9----9-9----9-9----9-9----9-9-|
|------------9-9--9----------------9-9-9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9-|
|-8-8-6-8s10--------10-10-10s8-8-8-------------------------------------|
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C
G
Well I'll pass the bar on the way
F
C
To my dingy hotel room

C
G
I spent all my money
F
C
Been drinkin' since half past noon
C
G
I'll wake there in the mornin'
F
C
Or maybe in the county jail
C
G
Times are hard getting harder
F
C
I'm born to lose and destined to fail
(Repeat Chorus)
You could figure out the outro based on the riffs above. It's really easy to figu
re out.
Chords:
C: x32010
G: 320033
F: 133211
Legend:
s: slide
p: pulloff
h: hammeron