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Merle Haggard - Conversion Of Ronnie Jones (Chord)
Album: It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad) (1972)
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Conversion Of Ronnie Jones
By Merle Haggard
Written by Tommy Collins
Album: It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad) (1972)
Tabbed by Larry Mofle
5/15/2016

Capo 2

C                                                       F
Ronnie Jones decided to settle down so he married Annie Birch
    G                                                         C
Now Annie hadn't been around too much she mostly only went to church
C                                                          F
Right away she started in insistin' that he come on up and join
   G                                                                 C
He said I'll tell you what I'll do to settle this by dog I'll flip a coin

Preacher used some fancy words but Ronnie tried his best to understand
Cause he loved his little Annie and for her he wanted to be a better man
But of all the things they told him it seemed that he remembered only one
He said I guess I'll have to go up there and tell 'em everything I've done

The Sunday meeting just took up and Ronnie stood outside half scared to death
Regreting what he had to do in there and tried hard to get his breath
There didn't seem to be much use to put off what he had to do no more
So he backed way up and took a run and bolted through the double lobby door


Up to Key of D

D                                                          G 
Annie's eyes began to overflow in tears of joy at what she saw
    A                                                               D
The preacher took him by the hand and said bless you my boy tell it all
      D                                                                  G
While every head was bowed in prayer some women slipped outside as if to pray
A                                                                  D
Fearin' what the spirit might cause Ronnie and his circumstance to say

All their fears were justified his simple life became an open book
Names like Dorris Cunningham, Wanda Webb, even Marlene Cook
Another kind of fire began to burn down in the depths of Annie's soul
She turned on Ron and used some words nobody'd ever heard her say before

Sometimes we know not what we pray for... 
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