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Red numbers in the song

What do the numbers in red that are listed in the songs represent? I play the mandolin and I am interested in the lyrics and the chords to each song. Thank you!


Those are the chords, in the 1-4-5 notation, aka the Nashville Number System. This allows you to easily figure out what the chords are in any key you might want to play the song in.

Here's a video that explains how the system works:

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