Motherless Children - ukulele chords

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2 Feb 2011

Motherless Children - ukulele chords

This is a fabulously bleak old traditional tune, originally made famous by The Carter Family, and more recently interpreted by a host of stars, including Eric Clapton and Rosanne Cash



MOTHERLESS CHILDREN

[A] Motherless children have a [D] hard time when [A] mother is dead, lord. [D]
[A] Motherless children have a [D] hard time when [A] mother is dead, lord. [D]
[A] They don't have any[E]where to go;
[D] Wandering around from [F] door to door.
[A] Nobody treats you like a [D] mother will when your [A] mother is dead,
lord. [D]

[A] Father will do the [D] best he can when your [A] mother is dead, lord. [D]
[A] Father will do the [D] best he can when your [A] mother is dead, lord. [D]
[A] Father will do the [E] best he can;
[D] So many things a father [F] can't understand.
[A] Nobody treats you like a [D] mother will when your [A] mother is dead,
lord. [D]

Solo on Verse

[A] Sister will do the [D] best she can when your [A] mother is dead, lord. [D]
[A] Sister will do the [D] best she can when your [A] mother is dead, lord. [D]
[A] Sister will do the [E] best she can;
[D] So many things a sister [F] can't understand.
[A] Nobody treats you like a [D] mother will when your [A] mother is dead,
lord. [D]

When your [A] mother is dead, [D] when your [A] mother is dead. [D]
When your [A] mother is dead, Lord, [D] when your [A] mother is dead. [D]
When your [A] mother is dead, [D] when your [A] mother is dead. [D]
When your [A] mother is dead, [D] when your [A] mother is dead. [D]
When your [A] mother is dead, Lord, [D] when your [A] mother is dead. [D]

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