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ballad of barbara   Johnny Cash

 ballad of barbara  Johnny Cash














































KEY: C [C & G]


[1] In a southern town where I was born


That's where I got my [5] ed-u-[1]-ca-tion


I worked in the fields and I walked in the woods


And I wondered [5] at cre-[1]-a-tion.





I recall the sun in a sky of blue


And the smell of green things growin'


And the seasons chang'd and I lived each day


Just the way the wind was blowin'.





Then I heard of a cultured city life


Breath-takin' lofty steeples


And the day I called myself a man


I left my land and my people.





And I rambled north and I rambled east


And I tested and I tasted


And a girl or two, took me round and round


But they always left me wasted.





In a world that's all concrete and steel


With nothin' green ever growin'


Where the buildings hide the risin' sun


And they blocked the free winds from blowin.





Where you sleep all day and you wake all night


To a world of drink and laughter


I met that girl that I was sure would be


The one that I was after.





CHANGE TO KEY OF D: [D & A]


[1] In a soft blue gown and formal tux


Beneath that [5] lofty [1] steep-le


He said, "Do you Barbara, take this man,


Will you be one [5] of his [1] peop-le?"





And she said, "I will." and she said, "I do."


And the world looked mighty pretty


And we lived in a fancy downtown flat


'Cause she loved the noisy city.





But the days grew cold beneath a yellow sky


And I longed for green things growin'


And the thoughts of home and the people there


But she'd not agreed to goin'.






Then her hazel eyes turned away from me


With a look that wasn't pretty


And she turned into concrete and steel


And she said, "I'll take the city."





[1] Now the cars go by on the interstate


And my pack is [5] on my [1] should-er


But I'm goin' home, where I belong


Much wiser [5] now and [1] old-er.





SOURCE:


JOHNNY CASH IS COMING TO TOWN


1987 POLYGRAM RECORDS 832-031-4Q-1




















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