I was country when country wasn’t cool    (video)    (midi)

 

    C ~ ~

 

                           G

1. I remember wearin' straight leg Levis

                                                                        C

    and flannel shirts, even when they weren't in style.

                        G

    I remember singin' with Roy Rogers

                                                             C

    at the movies, when the West was really wild.

                      F

    And I was listenin' to the Opry

            G                                              C                        Em            Am  - F

  when all of my friends were diggin' Rock 'n Roll and Rhythm & Blues,

                Dm                   G                     C

    I was Country, when Country wasn't cool.

 

                        G

2. I remember circlin' the drive-in,

                                              - C

    pullin' up and turnin' down         George Jones.

                            G

    I remember when no one was lookin',

                                          C             - C7

    I was puttin' peanuts in my Coke.

        F                                          G

    I took a lot of kiddin', 'cause I never did fit in,

             C                 Em                Am                    F

    take look at everybody tryin' to be what I was then,

                Dm                   G                     C

    I was Country, when Country wasn't cool.

 

                          G                                            C

+  Ooh, I was Country, when Country wasn’t cool,

                  G                                                 C      - C7

    I was Country, from my hat down to my boots.

    F                      G                                    C           Em      Am     - F

    I still act, and look the same, what you see ain't nothin' new,

                Dm                   G                     C

    I was Country, when Country wasn't cool.

 

+  G - C - G - C - C7

 

 

 

 

 

 

              F                                               G

2. They call us "country bumpkins", for stickin' to our roots,

                   C                    Em                  Am                   F

    I'm just glad we're in a country, where we're all free to choose,

                Dm                    G                    C

    I was Country, when Country wasn't cool.

                         G                                           C

    Hey, I was Country when Country wasn't cool,

                           G                                                  C     - C7

    yeah, I was Country, from my hat down to my boots.

    F                      G                                   C            Em       Am   - F

    I still act, and look the same, what you see ain't nothin' new,

                Dm                   G                     C

    I was Country, when Country wasn't cool.

                          Dm                   G                     C

    Yeah, I was Country, when Country wasn't cool.

 

 

    (Barbara Mandrell & George Jones)