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Tennessee Plates  Hank Flamingo

Verse One:
[E]Well I woke up in a hotel, didn't know what to [A]do
I [E]turned the TV on and wrote a [B]letter to [E]you
The news was talkin 'bout a dragnet upon the inter[A]state
They were [E]lookin for a Cadillac with [B]Tennessee [E]plates   [A]   [E]     [B]   [E]
Since I left California baby things have gotten [A]worse
Seems the [E]land of opportunity for [B]me is just a [E]curse
Tell the judge in Bakersfield, the trial'll have to [A]wait
Down here they're [E]lookin for a Cadillac with [B]Tennessee [E]plates
Chorus One:
It was [A]summer in Nevada, it was cold outside
She was [E]shiverin in the dark so I offered her a ride
Three [A]bank jobs later, four cars hot wired
We [B]crossed the Mississippi like an oil slick fire     [E]     [A]  [E]     [B]  [E]
Verse Two:
[E]If they had known what we was up to they wouldn'tve let us [A]in
Seems we [E]landed in Memphis like o[B]riginal [E]sin
Down Elvis Presley Boulevard to the Graceland [A]gates
We were [E]lookin for a Cadillac with [B]Tennessee [E]plates
E A E B E (twice)
Well there must have been a dozen of 'em parked in that ga[A]rage
There [E]wasn't one Lincoln and there [B]wasn't one [E]Dodge
There wasn't one Japanese model or [A]make
Just [E]pretty, pretty Cadillacs with [B]Tennessee [E]Plates
Chorus Two:
She [A]saw him singin once, when she was seventeen
Now [E]ever since that day she's been livin in between
I was [A]never king of nothing but this wild weekend
Any[B]way we wouldn't care, hell he gave 'em to his friends    [A]      [E]   [B]
Verse Three:
This [E]ain't no hotel I'm writin you from
It's a Tennessee prison up at [B]Brushy Mount[E]ain
Your sincerely's doing five to [A]eight
[E]Stampin out my time makin [B]Tennessee [E]Plates


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