The Ballad Of Curtis Loew
Chords And Lyrics
On The Acoustic

The Ballad Of Curtis Loew Chords And Lyrics - Lynyrd Skynyrd Songs On Acoustic

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The Ballad Of Curtis Loew
Chords And Lyrics
Demo Tips & Pdf

The original Lynyrd Skynyrd band tried this song once on stage after the album release in 1974 and never played the song again on-stage.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = if you play a down down up down up down up and repeat that should work. As in all songs there will be place you'll want to play all dwonstrokes or shuffle rhythm.
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, C, G, A, E7, F

The Ballad Of Curtis Loew Lyrics

Well I used to wake the morning - before the rooster crowed
Searching for soda bottles to get myself some dough
Brought 'em down to the corner - down to the country store
Cash 'em in and give my money to a man named Curtis Loew

Old Curt was a black man with white curly hair
When he had a fifth of wine - he did not have a care
He used to own an old dobro used to play it across his knee
I'd give old Curt my money he'd play all day for me

Play me a song Curtis Loew Curtis Loew
I got your drinking money - tune up your dobro
People said he was useless - them people are the fools
'Cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker to ever play the blues

He looked to be sixty - and maybe I was ten
Mama used to whoop me but I'd go see him again
I'd clap my hands stomp my feets - try to stay in time
He'd play me a song or two then take another drink of wine

Play me a song Curtis Loew Curtis Loew
I got your drinking money - tune up your dobro
People said he was useless - them people are the fools
'Cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker to ever play the blues

On the day old Curtis died, nobody came to pray
Ol' preacher said some words, and they chunked him in the clay
But he lived a lifetime playin' the black man's blues
And on the day he lost his life, that's all he had to lose

Play me a song Curtis Loew, Hey Curtis Loew
I wish that you was here so everyone would know
People said he was useless, them people all are fools
'Cause Curtis you're the finest picker to ever play the blues

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