"Hillbilly Heaven to Honky Tonk Hell"
By Kenny Chesney, Tracy Lawrence, and George Jones
Written by Huffman/Mullis/Geiger
Transcribed by Jason and Jennifer Hannan
Intro: D A D
On the [D]hillside in Hazard sits a [G]new double[F#m]wide
Gods little acre, pure para[A]dise.
A [D]poor boy found heaven, with a [G]good county [F#m]girl.
He had all he wanted, she [A]was his whole [D]world.
But [D]working the coal mine, can [G]wear a man [F#m]down.
He started spending too much time in [Em]town.
[D]He found temptation, fell [G]under it’s [F#m]spell.
Hillbilly heaven went to [A]honky tonk [D]hell. [D/E]-[D/F#]
From [G]Hillbilly heaven to [D]honky tonk hell
From a warm home fire burning, to a cold cheap mo[A]tel
And an [D]angel is crying, cause her good man [G]fell,
From [F#m]hillbilly heaven to [A]honky tonk [D]hell.
Instrumental: D A D
(Same chords as first verse)
Somewhere in Hazard on a dark dead end street,
Where whiskey and heartache and old memories meet,
He looks for salvation in a bottle each night.
And just goes on living though he’s lost his life.
(Key change to E)
Now there’s a [E]job in the coal mine that [A]needs to be [G#m]filled
And a heartache in Hazard that won’t ever [F#m]heal
[E]He had it all, now [A]it’s all for [G#m]sale
And hillbilly heavens gone to [B]honky tonk [E]hell
Repeat chorus in key of E
He’s gone from [G#m]Hillbilly heaven to [B]honky tonk [E]hell