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Tennessee Girl

Song Author Ben Peters Performer: Charley Pride Submitted by: Anonymous

[C]Well I left home at a [F]crack of dawn [G7]just about a year [C]ago  
I thumbed my way cross the [F]USA and I [G7]learned a lot I didn't [C]know
The Promised Land that I [F]thought I'd find was [G7]always just ahead of [C]me  
Until one day when I [F]realized I [G7]left it back in [C]Tennessee

And that's why I'm going back to my [G7]Tennessee girl
And a [F]Tennessee way of [C]life
And I'm gonna ask my [G7]Tennessee girl
To [F]be my Tennessee [C]wife

By night I slept in a [F]hobo camp [G7]working odd jobs by [C]day  
I never got enough to [F]get ahead [G7]just enough to make my [C]way  
Cold and tired when the [F]evening comes [G7]all I had to ease my [C]mind
Was thinking bout the place [F]I started from [G7]and the girl that I left [C]behind

And that's why I'm going back to my [G7]Tennessee girl
And a [F]Tennessee way of [C]life
And I'm gonna ask my [G7]Tennessee girl
To [F]be my Tennessee [C]wife

There ain't no place that I [F]been at all [G7]that I was gonna settle [C]in  
And every town that [F]I travel through made [G7]me wanna go home [C]again
The green green grass and the [F]rolling hills [G7]seem to keep a calling [C]me  
Back to the place where [F]I was born and the [G7]girl that I long to [C]see  

And that's why I'm going back to my [G7]Tennessee girl
And a [F]Tennessee way of [C]life
And I'm gonna ask my [G7]Tennessee girl
To [F]be my Tennessee [C]wife


Well I left home at a crack of dawn just about a year ago
I thumbed my way cross the USA and I learned a lot I didn't know
The Promised Land that I thought I'd find was always just ahead of me
Until one day when I realized I left it back in Tennessee

And that's why I'm going back to my Tennessee girl
And a Tennessee way of life
And I'm gonna ask my Tennessee girl
To be my Tennessee wife

By night I slept in a hobo camp working odd jobs by day
I never got enough to get ahead just enough to make my way
Cold and tired when the evening comes all I had to ease my mind
Was thinking bout the place I started from and the girl that I left behind

And that's why I'm going back to my Tennessee girl
And a Tennessee way of life
And I'm gonna ask my Tennessee girl
To be my Tennessee wife

There ain't no place that I been at all that I was gonna settle in
And every town that I travel through made me wanna go home again
The green green grass and the rolling hills seem to keep a calling me
Back to the place where I was born and the girl that I long to see

And that's why I'm going back to my Tennessee girl
And a Tennessee way of life
And I'm gonna ask my Tennessee girl
To be my Tennessee wife

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