Carl Perkins' Cadillac
Drive-By Truckers Song: Carl Perkins Cadillac Album: The Dirty South Every other tab I have ever found for this song has been in G. They now play it in F because Jason Isbell doesn't play with them anymore so they usually have some pedal steel playing with them. Intro: F-(F)-Dm-C for the (F), im not sure what you would call the chord but F-(F)-Dm-C Cooley just basically plays an open E string and doesnt barre the top of the F chord but plays the rest of the F chord, hence the walking down sound. He just plays the first F in the intro and then lifts his 1st finger up that was barring the first fret. F (F) Dm Life ain't nothin' but a blendin' up all the ups and downs Bb Damn it, Elvis, don't you know? C You made your mama so proud. F (F) Dm Before you ever made that record, before there ever was a Sun Bb C Before you ever lost that Cadillac, the Carl Perkins one. F-(F)-Dm-C (2x) F (F) Dm Mr. Phillips found ol' Johnny Cash when he was high Bb high before he ever took those pills C and he's still too proud to die. F (F) Dm Mr. Phillips never said anything behind nobody's back Bb like damn it Elvis, don't he know? C He ain't no Johnny Cash Bb Bb/A G F Mr. Phillips was the only man that Jerry Lee still would call sir Dm C I just wish Mr. Phillips did all of y'all, bout as good as you deserved Bb Bb/A He did just what he said he's gonna do G F and the money came in sacks. Dm C New contracts and Carl Perkins' Cadillac F (F) Dm I got friends in Nashville, or at least the folks I know Bb C Nashville's where you go to see if what he said is so. F (F) Dm Carl drove his brand new Cadillac from Nashville and he went downtown. Bb C This time they promised him a Grammy, he turned his Cadillac around. Bb Bb/A G 'Cause Mr. Phillips never blew enough hot air to need a little gold plated F Dm C paperweight, he promised him a Cadillac, and put the wind in Carl's face. Bb Bb/A G F He did just what he said he's gonna do and the money came in sacks. Dm C New contracts and Carl Perkins' Cadillac Bridge-F-(F)-Dm-C (2x) Lead Solo- F-(F)-Dm-Bb-C (2x) F (F) Dm Damn it Elvis, I swear son, I think it's time you came around. Bb C Makin' money you can't spend ain't what bein' dead's about F (F) Dm You gave me all but one good reason not to do all of the things you did. Bb C Now Cadillacs are fiber glass, if you were me, you'd call it quits. Bb Bb/A G F Mr. Phillips was the only man that Jerry Lee still would call sir Dm C I just wish Mr. Phillips did all of y'all, 'bout as as good as you deserved Bb Bb/A G F He did just what he said he's gonna do and the money came in sacks. Dm C New contracts and Carl Perkins' Cadillac Bridge F-(F)-Dm-C (2x) End song on slow strum F chord Tabbed by PANIC FAN. MY FIRST TAB!