You’re the reason God made Oklahoma    (video)    (midi)

 

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1.     There's a full moon over Tulsa

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    and I hope that it's shining on you.

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    The nights are gettin' colder in Cherokee County,

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    there's a blue northern       passin' through.

 

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2. I remember green eyes and a rancher's daughter,

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    but remember is all that I do.

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    Losin' you left a pretty good cowboy,

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    with nothin' to hold on to.

 

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    Sundown came and I drove to town to drink a drink or two,

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    you're the reason God made Oklahoma,

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    you're the reason God made Oklahoma,

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    and I'm sure missin' you, and I'm sure missin' you.

 

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2.      Here the city lights outshine the moon,

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    I was just now thinkin' of you.

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    Sometimes when the wind blows you can see the mountains

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    and all the way to Malibu.

 

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4. Everyone's a star here in L.A. county,

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    you ought to see the things that they do.

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    All the cowboys down on the Sunset Strip, 

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    wishin' they could be like you.

 

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    Santa Monica Freeway sometimes makes a country girl blue,

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    you're the reason God made Oklahoma, 

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    you're the reason God made Oklahoma.

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    and I'm sure missin' you.

 

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5. I worked ten hours on a John Deere tractor,

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    just thinkin' of you all day.

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    I’ve got a calico cat and a two-room flat.

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    on a street in West L.A.

 

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    You're the reason God made Oklahoma,

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    you're the reason God made Oklahoma,

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    and I'm sure missin' you, and I'm sure missin' you.

 

(orig. = capo 2nd; live = no capo)    (David Frizzell & Shelly West)