• Song:

    Dukes Of Hazzard

  • Artist:

    Waylon Jennings

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Here it is, as requested:  the theme song for the Dukes of Hazzard.
Playing tips and some other junk are at the end.

                       BY WAYLON JENNINGS

[key of F; capo 3rd fret]
or substitute these cords with no capo: D ---> F        G ---> Bb      A ---> C.

INTRO:    A   A   D   D

                  D         D
Just two good ole boys,
                 G        G
Never meaning no harm.
      D                          A
Beats all you never saw, been in trouble with the law
          D                 D
Since the day they was born.

                  D      D
Straightenin' the curves,
               G         G
Flattenin' the hills.
D                          A                         D      D
Someday the mountain might get 'em but the law never will.

             A      A                           A       A
Makin' their wayyyyyy,   the only way they know how.
      A                        A                       D      D
Well, that's just a little bit more than the law will allow.

                  D        D
Just two good ole boys,
                        G        G
Wouldn't change if they could.
D                        A                    D       D [stop]
Fightin' the system like two modern day Robin Hoods. [Yee-haw]

Great song, eh?  Here are some playing tips:
1. The song is actually in the key of F, but I have written it out in the key
of D.  If you want to play along with your tv set, either place a capo on the
third fret, or substitute these chords:
D ---> F        G ---> Bb      A ---> C.
2. Each time the chord letter is shown represents one measure (four beats)
with one exception: there is an extra half-measure (two beats) of D between
verse 1 and 2.  It always trips me up, so I omit it.
3. The bridge sounds really good with an A7, instead of A.
4. I like to play this with an alternating-bass pattern to project both the
rhythm and lead parts while playing solo.  If you are not familiar with this
style, this is basically how it goes:
    i.  Pick the bass note for the chord (ie. the lowest note).
    ii. Strum or double strum the full chord.
    iii.Pick the alternate-bass note (see below).
    iv. Strum or double strum the full chord.
Put the emphasis on the treble (higher) strings when strumming the full
chords. You can jazz it up a little by adding bass runs between chord changes.
5. The alternate-bass notes are basically melody notes, so they can vary with
the song, but here is a list of bass notes and common alternate-bass notes for
the seven major chords.  The numbers in brackets are "string/fret."

Chord:      A        B        C        D        E        F        G
Bass note:  A [5/O]  B [5/2]  C [5/3]  D [4/O]  E [6/O]  F [6/1]  G [6/3]
Alternate:  G [6/O]  F#[6/2]  G [6/3]  A [5/O]  B [5/2]  C [5/3]  D [4/O]

Here is the tab for D, G, and A in alternating-bass.
 [D]                [G]                [A]
   .  V ^  .  V ^     .  V ^  .  V ^     .  V ^  .  V ^  
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