Down In The Boondocks


by Billy Joe Royal
C			         F
Chorus:  Down in the boondocks, Down in the boondocks
G			          F			          C
People put me down'cause that's the side of town I was born in
C			     F
I love her, she loves me, But I don't fit in her society
G			  F			    C
Lord have mercy on a boy from down in the boondocks

C				  F		     C
Every night I watch the light in house up on the hill
C		          F                            E                     Amin
I love a little girl that lives up there and I guess I always will
F			            G		   F	           G
But I don't dare knock on her door 'cause her daddy is my boss man
     F			G	     F		           G
So I'll just have to be content to see her whenever I can

Chorus
(Drum break)    (modulation)
D		  	      D
Down in the boondocks, Down in the boondocks
D				     G			 D
One fine day I'll find a way to move from this old shack
D			          G               F#         		     Bmin
I'll hold my head up like a king and I never never will look back
G			   A		             G		   A
Until that morning I'll work and slave, and I'll save every dime
G			        A                   G			A
But tonight she'll have to steal away to see me one more time

	   D			          G
Chorus:  Down in the boondocks, Down in the boondocks
A		            G			                      D
People put me down'cause that's the side of town I was born in
D			      G
I love her, she loves me, But I don't fit in her society
A		             G			    D
Lord have mercy on a boy from down in the boondocks
Lord have mercy on a boy from down in the boondocks
Lord have mercy on a boy from down in the boondocks
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