Drive

Alan Jackson

Capo 4

 GGDC
Verse 1
 GD
  It was painted red, the stripe was white
 CC
It was eighteen feet from the bow to the stern light
 GD
  Second hand from a dealer in Atlanta
 CC
rode up with daddy when he went there to get 'er
 GD
  Put on a shine put on a motor
 CC
 Built out of love and made for the water
 GD
  Ran her for years 'till the transom got rotten
 CC
piece of my childhood that'll never be forgotten

Chorus 1
 GD
It was just an old plywood boat
 CC
With a seventy-five johnson with electric choke
 GD
  A young boy two hands on the wheel
 CC
  I can't replace the way it made me feel
 GD
And I would turn her sharp and I'd make it wide
 CC
And he'd say you can't beat the way an old wood boat rides
 GA
  Just a little lake 'cross the Alabama line
 CDG
But I was king of the ocean when daddy let me drive

Verse 2
 GD
  Just an old half-ton short bed Ford
 CC
My uncle bought new in sixty-four
 GD
 Daddy got it right 'cause the engine was smokin'
 CC
 A couple of burnt valves and he had her goin'
 GD
  He'd let me drive her and we'd haul off a load
 CC
Down a dirt strip where we'd dump trash off of Thigpen road
 GD
I'd sit up in the seat and strech my feet out to the pedals
 CC
 Smilin' like a hero that just recieved his medal

Chorus 2
 GD
I was just an old hand-me-down Ford
 CC
With a three speed on the column and a dent in the door
 GD
  A young boy two hands on the wheel
 CC
I can't replace the way it made me feel
 GD
I would press that clutch and I'd keep it right
 CC
And he'd say a little slower son you're doin' just fine
 GAC
  Just a dirt road with trash on each side but I was Mario Andretti
 DG
   When daddy let me drive

Verse 3 (follow chords from verses 1 & 2)
I'm grown up now three daughters of my own
I let 'em drive my old jeep 'cross the pasture at our home
Maybe one day they'll reach back in their file
And pull out that old mem'ry and think of me and smile

Chorus 3 (follow chords from Choruses 1 & 2)
And say I was just an old worn out jeep
Rusty old floor boards hot on my feet
A young girl two hands on the wheel
I can't replace the way it made me feel
And he'd say turn it left and steer it right
Straighten up girl now you're doin' just fine
Just a little valley by the river where we'd ride
But I was high on a mountain when daddy let me drive...


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Mason522 (report comment to admin):
Put a capo on the 4th fret and its exactly like the actual song. Great job chordie!!!