CHORDS: Ole 60 – Brother Joe Chords on Piano and Ukulele

These are Brother Joe by Ole 60 on Piano, Ukulele, Guitar and Keyboard.

[Intro]
Am   G   D
Am   G   D
[Verse]
      Am
Well Brother Joe never
 had a life
G
He became a man of God
 D
Started preachin' at the 
church
Down by mile marker 17
    Am
He works his days he
 works his nights
 G
Spends his time saving lives
 D
When the day ends, goes home
 to hid beautiful family
[Verse]
     Am
His sweet, sweet Valerie
      G
Well she's the only reason
               D
He ever found God in the
 first place
He thinks back to the 
first day
        Am
He was nervous jumbling 
his words
 G
Sweatin' when he tried
 to flirt
    D
But he just never seen a 
woman in the world
Who's beautiful as her
[Verse]
     Am
She told him all about
 Jesus
     G
The love He had to give
D
Few years have passed now
And they're thinkin' 
;bout some kids
    Am
He popped out a couple few
    G
To sit upi in the 
front pew
 D
Every Sunday morning 
when he's
 in the pulpit
Spreading gospel to the room

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[Verse]
     Am
The preacher man he's so
 in love
      G
With God, his woman,
 his three sons
     D
And every morning when
 he wakes
He thanks the good Lord
 up above
     Am
His sloppy wheel well
 did enough
 G
Sometimes things get tough
 D
But he does it for his 
Valerie
Who pulled him from the rough yeah
[Instrument]
Am   G   D   D
Am   G   D   D
[Verse]
           Am
It wasn't Sunday night
        G
He was back in his office
        D
He was writing down talking
 points
For the sermon next week
        Am
He was writing 'bout forgiveness
     G
And rolling with the punches
        D
If you catch one on the chin
You just gotta turn the 
other cheek
[Verse]
     Am
The phone started ringing
G
He was busy singing
      D
Some ole gospel hymn
He learned from sweet, 
sweet Valerie
    Am
He checked who was calling
    G
He knew something was off
         D
When he saw the sherrif's
 office
On the caller I.D.
[Verse]
    Am
He picked up the call
         G
And his heart started
 dropping
           D
You don't get this way
 often
But he's gritting his 
teeth
         Am
Someone broke into 
the parsonage
 G
Neighbors heard the poppin'
  D
'Fore the lady flinched
He was down on his knees
[Verse]
     Am
She told him they ain't
 cotton
 G
Two broken locks and
 D
Three little bodies
And his sweet, sweet
 Valerieeeeeee
          Am
Well the preacher man
 he’s got a gun
G
He don’t wanna hurt
 no one
    D
But he believed that
 Jesus needed him
To leave a bullet in a man’s head
[Verse]
    Am
He knows that come
 the risen sun
G
It’ll all be said and
 done
D
He ain’t gonna make it 
right tonight
If he don’t paint the walls red
 Am
Puts the steel in his own head
 G
Two words is all he said
 D
Tears streamin down his cheek
As he let out that Jesus wept
[Verse]
 Am
What the hell was all
 this for
 G
Lifeless body hits 
the floor
D
So he’s heading home 
sweet home
To his three boys
         Am     G      
And his sweet, sweet 
     D    D
Valerie
         Am     G       
And his sweet, sweet
    D
 Valerie
 D      Am     G      D
Ohhhhh ohhhhh ohhhhh ohhh
[Outro]
Am   G   D   D
Am   G   D   D
Am   G   D   D
 Am
Brother Joe never 
had a lot
G
He became a man of God
 D
Started preaching 
at the church
Down by mile marker 17