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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!

[E]I woke up in a hotel I didn't know what to [A]do
[E]I turned the TV on and wrote a l[B]etter to [E]you
The news was tal[E]kin' 'bout a dragnet up on the inter[A]state
Said they were l[E]ookin' for a Cadillac wi[B]th Tennessee [E]plates
[EEEA / EEBE]

Since I [E]left California baby, things have gotten[A] worse
Seems the [E]land of opportunity for [B]me is just a [E]curse
Tell that judge in Bakersfield my trial will have to [A]wait
Down here they're [E]lookin' for a Cadillac with [B]Tennessee [E]plates
It was s[A]omewhere in Nevada, it was cold outside
She was [E]shiverin' in the dark, so I offered her a ride
Three ba[A]nk jobs later, four cars hot wired
We [B]crossed the Mississippi like an oil slick fire
[EEEA / EEBE]
If they'[E]d known what we was up to they wouldn't 'a let us [A]in
Now we're [E]layin' in Memphis like [B]original [E]sin
Up Elvis Presley Boulevard to the Graceland [A]gates
See we were [E]lookin' for a Cadillac with [B]Tennessee [E]plates
[2X EEEA / EEBE]
Well, there must have been a dozen of them parked in that [A]garage[E]
And there wasn't one Lincoln and there [B]wasn't one [E]Dodge
And there wasn't one Japanese model or [A]make
Just [E]pretty, pretty Cadillacs with [B]Tennessee [E]plates
She [A]saw him singing once when she was seventeen
And [E]ever since that day she's been living in between
I was [A]never king of nothin' 'cept this wild weekend
Any[B]way he wouldn't care, hell he gave them to his friends
[A]  Ah-How, How [E] [B] [E]
[E]Well this ain't no hotel I'm writin' you [A]fro[E]m
[E]It's the Tennessee prison up at [B]Brushy Moun[E]tain [A E]
[E]Where yours sincerely's doin' five to [A]eight (Build up to)
[E]Stampin' out my time makin' [B]Tennessee [E]plates
[A] [D] [A E A D E B E]

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