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Smoky Mountain Memories  Dolly Parton

[C]You ought to go north [Am7]somebody told us
Cause the [F]air is filled with g[C]old dust
And [Am7]fortune falls like s[F]now flakes in your h[C]ands
Now I d[Am7]on't recall who said it
But we'd [F]lived so long on c[Em]redit
And so we [F]headed out to [G]find our promised l[C]and

Just poor S[Am7]moky Mountains farm folk
With no[F]thing more than h[C]igh hopes
So we hi[Am7]tched our station w[F]agon to a s[C]tar
But our [Am7]dreams are failing on us
Cause there [F]was no land of pr[Em]omise
Though it's a s[F]truggle just k[G]eepin' sight of who [C]you are

Oh and these n[Am7]orthern nights are d[Em]reary
And my [F]southern heart is [Em]weary
As I wo[F]nder how the o[Dm]ld folks are back h[Cmaj7]ome
But I k[Am7]now that they all l[Em]ove me
And they're[F] all thinking of [Em7]me
[F]   Smoky Mountains m[Dm7]emories keep me str[C]ong
You know I've bee[Am7]n thinkin' a whole lot lately
About what's [F]been and what a[C]waits me
It takes [Am7]all I've got to giv[F]e what life dem[C]ands
You go in[Am7]sane if you give in to it
Life's a [F]mill and I've been t[Em]hrough it
I'm just t[F]hankful I'm crea[G]tive with my h[C]ands
Oh and these n[Am7]orthern nights they're[Em] dreary
And my [F]southern eyes are [Em]teary
As I wo[F]nder how the o[Dm]ld folks are back h[Cmaj7]ome
But I'll keep [Am7]leanin' on my J[Em]esus
He'll lo[F]ve and guide and [Em]lead us
[F]   Smoky Mountains m[Dm7]emories keep me str[C]ong
If I'll keep l[Am7]ooking to the f[Em]ather
Keep[F] our heads abov[Em]e the water [F]
While the Smoky M[Dm7]ountains memories[G] keep me str[C]ong

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