Rebecca Lynn    (video)

 

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1.    Rebecca Lynn, grew up in Carolina,

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    half a mile from Tucker Cherry's farm.

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    A quiet girl, with green eyes full of fire,

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    her daddy's pride and all her mama's joy.

 

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2.    Rebecca Lynn, became my heart's desire,

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    long about the start of second grade,

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    Mrs. Rosenbloom let me sit beside her,

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    so we passed notes and after school we played.

 

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Singin'       ring around they rosy, pocket full of dreams and posies,

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    patty cake a-baker's man, tag you're it and kick the can.

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    I think I hear my mama callin',      gotta go,       man, I loved her so !

 

(orig. moves up a full note to capo 2nd here)

 

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3.     High school days, me and Becky learnin'

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    what it really means to be in love.

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    Give and take,       holdin' back for heaven's sake,

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   and fightin' for a week then makin' up.

 

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4.     I said, "Please,         Becky won't you marry me?"

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    Prom night in my car out by the curb.

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    She was so surprised, first she laughed and then she cried,

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    and somewhere in my heart I'm sure I heard.

 

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    Ring around they rosy, pocket full of dreams and posies,

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    patty cake a-baker's man, tag you're it and kick the can.

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   Mama flashed the porch light for me, gotta go,     man, I loved her so !

 

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+      When love is wrong, it dies, and that's the way it goes,

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    but when it's right, you know love gro...................ws.

 

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3.    Laura Jean was born in Tennessee,

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    that's a common little miracle I know,

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    But for me and Becky Lynn,      she's the dream that started when we

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    fell in love so many years ago.

 

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Singin'       ring around they rosy, pocket full of dreams and posies,

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    patty cake a-baker's man, tag you're it and kick the can.

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    I think I hear your mama callin', gotta go, oh, man, I love you so !

 

    (Bryan White)