How to Play Hank, Jr's "A Country Boy Can Survive" on guitar

Grab your acoustic guitar, strap, and your pick and check out this free guitar lesson. This video tutorial will teach you country rock guitarists how to play a Hank Williams, Jr. song. Not just any Hank Williams, Jr. song, but one of his greatest: "A Country Boy Can Survive." And just so you know, here are the lyrics to go along with this instructional guitar lesson, or most of them anyways:

The preacher man says it's the end of time
And the Mississippi River she's a goin' dry
The interest is up and the stock markets down
And you only get mugged
If you go down town

I live back in the woods, you see
A woman and the kids, and the dogs and me
I got a shotgun rifle and a 4-wheel drive
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive

I can plow a field all day long
I can catch catfish from dusk till dawn
We make our own whiskey and our own smoke too
Ain't too many things these ole boys can't do
We grow good ole tomatoes and homemade wine
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive

Because you can't starve us out
And you cant makes us run
Cause one-of- 'em old boys raisin ole shotgun
And we say grace and we say ma'am
And if you ain't into that we don't give a darn

We came from the West Virginia coal mines
And the Rocky Mountains and the and the western skies
And we can skin a buck; we can run a trot-line
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive

I had a good friend in New York City
He never called me by my name, just hillbilly
My grandpa taught me how to live off the land
And his taught him to be a businessman
He used to send me pictures of the Broadway nights
And I'd send him some homemade wine

But he was killed by a man with a switchblade knife
For 43 dollars my friend lost his life
I'd love to spit some beechnut in that dude's eyes
And shoot him with my old 45
Cause a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive...

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