State Of The Union by James McMurtry Guitar Chords by James McMurtry

State Of The Union by James McMurtry Guitar Chords

During verse During chorus
F/Bb F/A F/G F F/C C/E C C/D Dm7 Dm7

[Intro]
F/Bb F/A F/G F
Dm7 F/C
F/Bb F/A F/G F

[Verse 1]
F F/A F F/A F F/A C/E
My brother’s a fascist, lives in Palacios, fishes the pier every night
C/E C C/E C C/E C F
He hoslters his glock in a double retention, he smokes while he waits for a bite
F F/C F F/C
He don’t like the Muslims, he don’t like the Jews
F/Bb F/A F/G Dm7
He don’t like the Blacks and he don’t trust the news
C C/E C C/E C C/D C/E F
He hates the Hispanics and alternative views, he’ll tell you it’s tough to be white

[Verse 2]
F F/C F F/C F F/A C/E
My sister’s a Christian, she likes to go fishin’, she don’t mind my brother at all
C/E C C/E C C/E C F
He puts her on redfish and flounder and trout, and they tear up the flats in the fall
F Dm7 F F/A
She gets back to Dallas all sun burnt and sour
F/Bb F/A F/G Dm7
Worn out from slinging plugs hour after hour
C C/E C C/E C C/D C/E F
Seeing spots when she closes here eyes in the shower, she don’t see a conflict at all

[Chorus 1]
F/Bb F
It’s the state of the union I guess
C/E C F
It’s always been iffy at best
F/Bb F/C Dm7
We’re all in the family, the cursed and the blessed
C/E F
It’s the state of the union I guess
F/Bb F/C Dm7
We’re all in the family, the cursed and the blessed
C/E F
It’s the state of the union I guess

[Interlude]
F/Bb F/A F/G F
F/C Dm7 F/C F/A F F/G F/A F/Bb

F/Bb F/A F/G F F/C
C/E F

[Verse 3]
F F/C F F/C F F/A C/E
Mother turned eighty, consummate lady, we took her to Golden Corral
C/E C C/E C C/E C F
‘Cos she likes the Yeast Rolls and Bourbon Street Chicken, we oughta known better by now
F F/A F F/A
‘Cos me and my brother got into it good
F/Bb F/A F/G Dm7
I called him a hick and he called me a hood
C C/E C C/E C C/D C/E F F/C
He said Dad always treated his Mexican’s good, I guess you think you’re better somehow

[Verse 4]
F F/C F F/C F F/A C/E
Yeah you think you’re better, cardigan sweater, snowflake if ever there was
C/E C C/E C C/E C F
You think you’re so cool ‘cos you did good in school, you got whipped every day on the bus
F F/A F F/A
Sister let out for the shop and got worse
F/Bb F/A F/G Dm7
Went to Wednesday night prayer at the new Christian church
C C/E C C/E C C/D C/E F
With a cross on her neck and a nine in her purse, she might be the wisest of us

[Chorus 2]
F/Bb F
It’s the state of the union I guess
C/E C F
We’re all in a hell of a mess
F/Bb F/C Dm7
We’re all in the family, the cursed and the blessed
C/E F
It’s the state of the union I guess

F/Bb F
It’s the state of the union I say
C/E C F
Christmas dinner, might be hell to pay
F/Bb F/C Dm7
So how ’bout them Cowboys and have a blessed day
C/E F
It’s the state of the union I say

F/Bb F
It’s the state of the union I guess
C/E C F
It’s always been iffy at best
F/Bb F/C Dm7
We’ll do all we’re able with what we got left
C/E F
It’s the state of the union I guess

F/Bb F/C Dm7
We’ll do all we’re able with what we got left
C/E F
It’s the state of the union I guess

1 year ago

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