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Drive For Daddy Gene  Alan Jackson

[G]It was painted red, t[D]he stripe was white
[C]It was 18 feet from the bow to the stern light [D]
[G]Second hand from a d[D]ealer in Atlanta
C N.C.
I rode up with daddy when he went there to get her.
[G]Put on the shine, p[D]ut on the motor
[C]Built out of love, and made for water [D]  [G]
We had her for years ti[D]ll the transom got rotten
[C]A piece of my childhood that'll never be forgotten.

Chorus I
[G]It was just an old p[D]ly wood boat
[C]With a 75 Johnson, and electric choke.[D]  [G]
[G]A young boy 2 h[D]ands on the wheel
[C]I cant replace the way it made me feel
[G]And i would turn her sharp and I[D]'d make it white
And he'd say [C]you cant beat the way an old wood boat rides
[Em]Just a little lake cross the[C] alabama line
But i was king of the ocean when daddy let me drive.
[G]Just an old half ton, [D]short bed ford, m[C]y uncle bought new in 64.
[G]Daddy got it right ca[D]use the engine was smokin',
[C]Couple of burnt valves and he had it goin'
[G]He'd let me drive her and [D]we'd haul off a load
[C]Down a dirt strip where we'd dump trash off the Thigpin road
[G]I'd set up in the seat, s[D]tretch my feet out to the peddles,
[C]Smiling like a hero that just recieved his meddle.

Chorus 2:
[G]It was just an old h[D]and-me-down ford, with t[C]hree speed on the column
And a dent in the door. [DG]
A young boy, 2[D] hands on the wheel. I [C]cant replace the way it
Made me feel.  and[G] i would press that clutch and i'd[D] keep it right
and he'd say[C] a little slower son ye doin just fine.
[Em]Just a dirt road with tras[C]h on each side but i was [Am]Mario Andretti
When daddy let me drive.
[G]I'm grown up now 3[D] daughters of my own.
[C]I let 'em drive my old jeep cross the pasture at our home.
[G]Maybe one day the[D]y'll reach back in their file.
[C]And pull out that old memory and think of me and smile and say.

Final Chorus:
[G]It was just an old [D]worn out Jeep
[C]With rusty old floor-boards, hot on my feet.[DG]
A young girl, [D]2 hands on the wheel,
[C]I cant replace the way it made me feel.
and i wou[G]ld turn it left and [D]steer it right
[C]Straiten up girl now ye doin just fine.
[Em]Just a little valley by the [C]river where we'd ride
but i was h[Am]igh on the mountain [D]
When daddy let me driv[G]e [D]   when daddy let me d[C]riii[D]ve
Whoa he let me d[G]riii[D]iiiv[C]e     [D]

G (once) D(once)
She's just an old ply wood boat
C(once) End with G
with a 75 johnson and electric choke.

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