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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date: February 26, 2003   
Album:
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C     = 332010
Cmaj7 = 332000  See just remove that index finger from your C chord

      ARE THE GOOD TIME REALLY OVER FOR GOOD   Merle Haggard

Intro: C 
          C                                                        F   
I wish a buck was still silver  It was back when the country was strong
             G7                                  C    
Back before Elvis Before the Vietnam war came a-long
              C 
Before the Beatles and Yesterday
                                        F  
When a man could still work and still would
                              G7         
The best of the free life be-hind us now                  
                                         C   
And are the good times really over for good

CHORUS: chord in(C7) gets play second time through chorus
         C                              (C7)       F        
Are we rollin downhill like a snowball headed for hell
     G7                                             C
With no kind of chance for the flag or the liberty bell
           C        Cmaj7                                        F 
Wished a Ford and a Chevy would still last ten years like they should
                                 G7               
Is the best of the free life he-hind us now
                                    C   
Are the good times really over for good



         C                                                 F
I wish coke was still cola  and a joint was a bad place to be
        G7                                     C
It was back before Nixon Lied to us all on T.  V.
    C                                                            F 
Be-fore microwave ovens When a girl could still cook and still would
                              G7           
The best of the free life be-hind us now        
                                    C
Are the good times really over for good

to chorus using (C7) then to ending chorus
ENDING CHORUS:
      C                               C7         F  
Stop rollin downhill like a snowball headed for hell
      G7                                              C
Stand up for the flag and let's all ring the liberty bell
              C          Cmaj7                                      F 
Let's make a Ford and a Chevy that still will ten years like they should
                              G7
The best of the free life is still yet to come
                               C
The good times ain't over for good

This song is improvised and I encourage you to improvise it.
Here's some licks and riffs in this song.

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