Jack o' Diamonds
Written by Traditional
Chord-chart by Lynn Lewis

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1.

|G / / Em Jack o' diamonds, Jack o' diamonds, I know you of old, |G / D G You've robbed my poor pockets of silver and gold, |G / / Em And whiskey, you villain, you've been my down-fall, |G / D G | You rob me and you cheat me, but I love you for all.

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G / / Em Whiskey, rye whiskey, whiskey I cry, |G / D G | If I don't get rye whiskey I surely will die.

2.

They say I drink whisky, my money's my own, And them that don't like me can leave me alone, I'll eat when I'm hungry, I'll drink when I'm dry, I'll do what I please and I'll live 'til I die.

3.

Oh Sally, oh Sally, 'tis for your sake alone, That I leave my old parents, my house and my home, That I leave my old parents, you cause me to roam, I'm an old rambling cowpoke and the range is my home.

4.

My foot's in my stirrup, my bridle's in hand, I'm gonna leave Sally, the fairest in the land, Her Daddy don't like me, he says I'm too poor, He says I'm unworthy to enter her door.

5.

I'll get up in my saddle, my quirt in my hand, I'll think of you, Sally when in some distant land, I'll think of you, Sally you caused me to roam, I'm an old rambling cowpoke and the range is my home.

6.

If the ocean was whiskey and I was a duck, I'd dive to the bottom and never come up, But the ocean ain't whiskey and I ain't a duck, So I'll play Jack o' Diamonds and trust to my luck.

7.

It's beefsteak when I'm hungry, rye whiskey when I'm dry, Greenback when I'm hard up, and heaven when I die, Whiskey, rye whiskey, whiskey I cry, If whiskey don't kill me, I'l live 'til I die.


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