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Memories of East Texas

Michelle Shocked

 

Intro: / G - - - / - - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

           / G - - - / D - - - / G - - - / - - - - /

 

   G (2)                                C                         D (2)

Memories of East Texas and pine-green rolling hills

G (2)                                             C                    D (2)
      Covered in the springtime with golden daffodils

  C                       D
Rowing on Sandy Lake come April

 G (½)        G/F# (½)   Em 
Harvesting hay in      June

 C (3)
Sitting by the road watching well-fires burn

                              D (2)
By an old October moon

 

Chorus:

C                                        D                            G (2)

I learned to drive on those East Texas red clay backroads

           C                             D                              G (2)
And I mean to tell you my friend they weren't no easy roads

                   C                           D
You had to watch out for all the curves

  G (½)     G/F# (½)   Em 
Down by Kelsey      Creek

         C (3)
And detour through the Lindsay's pasture

                                      D (2)
When the water ran too deep

 

   G (2)                                 C                                 D (2)

Memories of East Texas and Gilmore County Seat of Upshur

G (2)                                                            C                              
    Looking back and asking myself "What the hell'd ya let 'em break your

   D (2)

spirit for?"

                        C                                D
You know their lives ran in circles so small

          G (½)             G/F# (½)   Em 
They thought they'd seen it       all

               C (3)                                                                                                           
And they could not make a place for a girl

                        D (2)

who'd seen the ocean

 

Chorus

 

Instrumental:  / C - - - / D - - - / G - - - - / - - - - /

                        / C - - - / D - - - / G - - - - / - - - - /

                        / C - - - / D - - - / G - G/F# - / Em - - - /

                        / C - - - / D - - - / G - - - - / - - - - /

 

                 G (2)                                             C                      D (2)

But those memories of East Texas and those pine-green rolling hills

G (2)                                                     C            D (2)
    Covered in the springtime with those wild daffodils

C                               D
Sitting in those piney woods

G (½)      G/F# (½)   Em 
Playing   my       guitar

  C (3) 
Thinking back on the roads I'd come

                              D (4)
Thinking I had not come that far

 

Chorus

 

 / C - - - / D - - - / G - G/F# - / Em - - - /
 / C - - - / D - - - / G - - - - / G (hold) /


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.