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Dry County

Bon Jovi

[Intro]

Dm  C   Am  Bb
Dm  C   Am  Gm/Bb

[Verse 1]

Dm         C
Across the border they turn

Am         Bb
Water into wine

Dm                C
Some say it's the devil's blood

        G
They're squeezing from the vine

Dm              C
Some say it's a saviour

         Am                 Bb
In these hard and desperate times

    Dm             C
For me it helps me to forget

     G                     Dm  C  Am  Bb
That we're just born... to die

  Dm            C
I came here like so many did

   Am              Bb
To find the better life

   Dm               C
To find my piece of easy street

   G
To finally be alive

       Dm                 C
I knew nothing good comes easy

    Am                    G
All good things take some time

  Dm               C
I made my bed I'll lie in it

   G               Dm
To die in it's the crime

F
You can't help but prosper

          Gm
Where the streets are paved with gold

             C
they say the oil wells ran depper here

     Bb
Than anybody's known

      F
Now I packed up on my wife and kid

      Gm
And left them back at home

            C
Now there's nothing in this paydirt

    Bb
The ghosts are all I know

        Dm
Now the oil's gone

    Dm/C
And the money's gone

    Dm/G
All the jobs are gone

            Bb         C
still we're hangin' on down in

[Chorus]

F
Dry county

        C
They're swimming in the sand

        Bb
Praying for some holy water

   Gm                 Bb
to wash the sins from off our hands in

F
Dry county

    C
The promise has run dry

Bb
Where nobody cries

    Bb                           Dm  C  Am  Bb
And no one's getting out of here alive

[Verse 2]

       Dm              C
In the blessed name of Jesus

  Am               Bb
I heard a preacher say

     Dm               C
That we are all God's children

     G                 Dm
And that he'd be back, back someday

      Dm                 C
And I hoped that he knew something

      Am               Bb
As he drank his cup of wine

       Dm              C
Didn't have too good a feeling

     G               Dm
As I head out to the night

  F
I cursed the sky to open

  Gm
I begged the clouds for rain

  C
I prayed to God for water

         Bb
For this burning in my viens

       F
It was like my soul's on fire

      Gm
And I had to watch the flames

       C
All my dreams went up in ashes

       Bb
And my future blew away

    Dm
Now the oil's gone

    Dm
And the money's gone

    Dm
All the jobs are gone

         Bb       C
Still we carry on down in

[Chorus]

F
Dry county

        C
They're swimming in the sand

        Bb
Praying for some holy water

   Gm                 Bb
to wash the sins from off our hands in

F
Dry county

    C
The promise has run dry

Bb
Where nobody cries

Bb                               F
And no one's getting out of here alive

[Verse 3]

    Dm                      C
Men spend their whole lives waiting

        Am           Bb
Praying for their big reward

    Dm
but It seems sometimes

    C                 G
The payoff leaves you feeling

       Dm
Like a dirty whore

   Dm             C
If I could choose the way I'll die

        Am            Bb
Make it by the gun or knife

           Dm                C
'Cause the other way there's too much pain

G
Night after night after night

[Chorus]

        F
Down in Dry county

        C
They're swimming in the sand

        Bb
Praying for some holy water

   Gm                 Bb
to wash the sins from off our hands in

F
Dry county

    C
The promise has run dry

Bb
Where nobody cries

Bb                               Dm   C   Am  Bb
And no one's getting out of here alive