Magnolia

J J Cale

 FmCmBb
 Your heartbeat is pulsing at night in your chest
It's gold and it's glowing with all the life you have left
I received your words from hospitals where you felt alone
Your words like smoke, they made me sick but they kept me warm

 AbEbBb
 Run where you'll be safe   
Through the garden gates
To the shelter of magnolias

 FmCmBb
 Your eyes are like sea glass, so weathered and worn       
From all they've seen of adolescence torn
The lovers who have tainted you, they pulled you into the night
They touched your skin with velvet gloves and made you feel alive

 AbEbBb
 Run where you'll be safe   
Through the garden gates
To the shelter of magnolias
There's not much time
The blush in the sky
begins to fade

 CmAbEb
 You are weathered and worn   
 G
 Your petals soft and torn
 CmAbG
 The fading color
 CmAbEb
 You have bent your shoulders 
 G
 To hold the weight of the world
 CmAbG
 You will surely shatter

(Solo)
Fm Cm Bb(x4)

 AbEbBb
 Run where you'll be safe
Through the garden gates
To the shelter of magnolias
There's not much time
The blush in the sky
begins to fade

playoff: Cm Ab Eb G Cm Ab G


Ab Bb Cm Eb Fm G
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glennB666 (report comment to admin):
Doesn't 'Magnolia' have the line, 'Magnolia you sweet thing you're driving me mad'?????
glennB666 (report comment to admin):
Doesn't 'Magnolia' have the line, 'Magnolia you sweet thing you're driving me mad'?????


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MAGNOLIA From "Naturally" 1st album..

Key C


Slowly

{Define Fmaj7 133210, Cmaj7 332000}


Fmaj7 | Cmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Cmaj7
1. Whip poor will'| sing - ing | soft sum-mer| breeze



Fmaj7 | Cmaj7 | Fmaj7 |
makes me think of my| bay - by I | left down in New Or -|


Cmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Cmaj7
leans. | I left down in New Or-| leans




(2nd verse follows same progression)

2. Magnolia, you sweet thing
you're driving me mad
Got to get back to you baby
You're the best I ever had.
You're the best I ever had.



Am | G | Am | G
You whisper, "Good | morning", | so gently in my |ear

Am | G | Fmaj7 | Cmaj7
I'm coming home to | you babe.| I'll soon be |there.

Fmaj7 | Cmaj7 | (Solo: Am7 G Am G Am G
I'll soon be |there. | Fmaj7 Cmaj7 Fmaj7)

Then:

(Repeat 2nd verse.)

Ending: (Repeat and fade)