Cross Canadian Ragweed

Cross Canadian Ragweed - Amos Moses guitar tab

Amos Moses

Jerry Reed

As recorded by Cross Canadian Ragweed

CD: Live & Loud at the Wormy Dog

Transcribed by Larry Herriman

This song is pretty easy to play once you get the main riff down.

e----------------------------------------|

B----------------------------------------|

G----------------------------------------|

D----2-2--------22--2--------2-2---------|

A----0-0-3P0----00--0-3P0----0-0-3P0---0-|

E--3---------3------------3----------3---|

You also need to use a lot of alternate picking and

up and down strumming to get the right sound.

Intro 2X (COUNTS OFF BY STRUMMING MUTED STRINGS)

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B----------------------------------------|--3-3----3-----|

G----------------------------------------|--2-2----2-----|

D----2-2--------22--2--------2-2---------|--0-0----0-----|

A----0-0-3P0----00--0-3P0----0-0-3P0---0-|---------------|

E--3---------3------------3----------3---|---------------|

e----------------------------------------|---------------|

B----------------------------------------|--3-3----------|

G----------------------------------------|--2-2----------|

D----2-2--------22--2--------2-2---------|--0-0----------|

A----0-0-3P0----00--0-3P0----0-0-3P0---0-|---------------|

E--3---------3------------3----------3---|---------------|

A Bm D

Now Amos Moses was a Cajun He lived by his self in the swamp

He hunted alligator for livin'

G*

He just knocked em' in the head with a stump

Louisiana law gonna get you Amos (Play Riff)

It ain't legal huntin' alligators down in the swamp boy (Play Riff)

A Bm D

Now everybody blamed his old man For makin' him mean as a snake

G*

When Amos Moses was a boy his daddy'd use him for alligator bait

Tie a rope around his neck and throw him in the swamp (Play Riff)

Alligator bait in the Louisiana bayou (Play Riff)

Chorus

Bm D A A

About forty-five minutes south of Thibadoux Louisiana

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B-----3-----------------3-------------------------2-----------2---|

G-----4-----------------2-------------------------2-----------2---|

D-----4-----------------0-------------------------2-----------2---|

A-----2-------------------------------------------0-----3b4---0---|

E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Bm D A A

Lived a cat named Doc Milsap and his pretty wife Hanna

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B-----3-----------------3-------------------------2-----------2---|

G-----4-----------------2-------------------------2-----------2---|

D-----4-----------------0-------------------------2-----------2---|

A-----2-------------------------------------------0-----3b4---0---|

E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Bm D

Well they raised up a son that could eat up his weight in groceries

Play this at the end of the line above:

e--3p2-------|

B------3-0---|

G----------2-|

D-------------|

A-------------|

E-------------|

D

Named him after a man of the cloth

Called him Amos Moses Riff 2X

A Bm D

Everybody in south Louisiana Said Amos was a helluva man

G*

He could trap the biggest and meanest alligator and just use one hand

That's all he got left cause a alligator bit it (Play Riff)

Left arm gone clean up to the elbow (Play Riff)

A Bm D

Well the sheriff caught wind of Amos In the swamp trappin alligator skins

G*

That sheriff went lookin for Amos boy you know he never come out again

I wonder where the Louisiana sheriff went to (Play Riff)

You can sure get lost in the Louisiana bayou (Play Riff)

Chorus

Riff 2X Ahhhhhhh, make it count son!

Chorus

Riff Sonnnnnnnn!

Riff

Chords:

EADGBE

A x0222x

Bm x2443x

D xx023x

G* 35xxxx (G5 chord with the bottom four strings muted.

Rake strings from bottom to top)

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larryherriman@excite.com

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