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20 classic, not-too-hard songs to enjoy with your family while you ride out the apocalypse.

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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.