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Tennessee Plates

John Hiatt

Start song with finger slide on bottom string 12th fret to 5th
picking string at each fret. Then:

INTRO: X4 EEEA / EEBE Ah-Haaaa!

 EA
 I woke up in a hotel I didn't know what to do
 EBE
 I turned the TV on and wrote a letter to you
 EA
The news was talkin' 'bout a dragnet up on the interstate
 EBE
Said they were lookin' for a Cadillac with Tennessee plates
 EEEA / EEBE
 

 EA
Since I left California baby, things have gotten worse
 EBE
Seems the land of opportunity for me is just a curse
 A
Tell that judge in Bakersfield my trial will have to wait
 EBE
Down here they're lookin' for a Cadillac with Tennessee plates

 A
It was somewhere in Nevada, it was cold outside
 E
She was shiverin' in the dark, so I offered her a ride
 A
Three bank jobs later, four cars hot wired
 B
We crossed the Mississippi like an oil slick fire
 EEEA / EEBE
 

 EA
If they'd known what we was up to they wouldn't 'a let us in
 EBE
Now we're layin' in Memphis like original sin
 A
Up Elvis Presley Boulevard to the Graceland gates
 EBE
See we were lookin' for a Cadillac with Tennessee plates
 2X EEEA / EEBE
 

 AE
Well, there must have been a dozen of them parked in that garage
 BE
And there wasn't one Lincoln and there wasn't one Dodge
 A
And there wasn't one Japanese model or make
 EBE
Just pretty, pretty Cadillacs with Tennessee plates

 A
She saw him singing once when she was seventeen
 E
And ever since that day she's been living in between
 A
I was never king of nothin' 'cept this wild weekend
 B
Anyway he wouldn't care, hell he gave them to his friends

 AEBE
   Ah-How, How   

 EAE
 Well this ain't no hotel I'm writin' you from
 EBEA E
 It's the Tennessee prison up at Brushy Mountain 
 EA
 Where yours sincerely's doin' five to eight (Build up to)
 EBE
 Stampin' out my time makin' Tennessee plates
 ADA E A D E B E
   

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