Tennessee flat top box    (video)    (midi)

 

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1. In a little cabaret in a South Texas border town

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    sat a boy and his guitar and the people came from all around.

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    And all the girls from there to Austin

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    were slippin' 'way from home and puttin' jewelry in hock

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    to take the trip, to go and listen

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    to the little dark-haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box.

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    And he would play :   D - A - A7 - D (2x)     +  A ~ ~

 

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2. Well, he couldn't ride or wrangle, and he never cared to make a dime,

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    but give him his guitar, and he'd be happy all the time.

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    And all the girls from nine to ninety

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    were snapping fingers, tapping toes, and begging him : Don't stop !

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    And hypnotized and fascinated

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    by the little dark-haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box.

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    And he would play :   D - A - A7 - D (2x)      +  A ~ ~

 

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3. Then one day he was gone, and no one ever saw him 'round,

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    he vanished like the breeze, they forgot him in the little town.

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    But all the girls still dreamed about him,

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    and hung around the cabaret until the doors were locked.

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    And then one day on the 'Hit Parade'

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    was a little dark-haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box.

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    And he would play :   D - A - A7 - D (2x)      +  A ~ ~ .....

 

(orig. = capo 1st; midi=no capo in C; video = capo 2nd)
   
(Rosanne Cash)