Drive (For Daddy Gene) Alan Jackson
Drive (for Daddy Gene)
2002 BMG Entertainment New York, New York
written by: Georgia Boy Alan Jackson
Transcribed by: Jake Allen Cheek (Georgia Boy)
This is the first song i've ever posted on the internet, so corrections are
welcome. Sounds right though with the song. Listen to the song for the
strumming patterns. I like to throw in a little picking along the way. Its
a great song. I think everybody can relate to it somehow. God Bless.
[G]It was painted red, t[D]he stripe was white
[C]It was 18 feet from the bow to the stern light[D]
[G]Second hand from a d[D]ealer in Atlanta
I rode up with daddy when he went there to get her.
[G]Put on the shine, p[D]ut on the motor
[C]Built out of love, and made for water[D] [G]
We had her for years ti[D]ll the transom got rotten
[C]A piece of my childhood that'll never be forgotten.
[G]It was just an old p[D]ly wood boat
[C]With a 75 Johnson, and electric choke.[D] [G]
[G]A young boy 2 h[D]ands on the wheel
[C]I cant replace the way it made me feel
[G]And i would turn her sharp and I[D]'d make it white
And he'd say [C]you cant beat the way an old wood boat rides
[Em]Just a little lake cross the[C] alabama line
Am D G (GDCD)X2
But i was king of the ocean when daddy let me drive.
[G]Just an old half ton, [D]short bed ford, m[C]y uncle bought new in 64.
[G]Daddy got it right ca[D]use the engine was smokin',
[C]Couple of burnt valves and he had it goin'
[G]He'd let me drive her and [D]we'd haul off a load
[C]Down a dirt strip where we'd dump trash off the Thigpin road
[G]I'd set up in the seat, s[D]tretch my feet out to the peddles,
[C]Smiling like a hero that just recieved his meddle.
[G]It was just an old h[D]and-me-down ford, with t[C]hree speed on the column
And a dent in the door.[DG]
A young boy, 2[D] hands on the wheel. I [C]cant replace the way it
Made me feel. and[G] i would press that clutch and i'd[D] keep it right
and he'd say[C] a little slower son ye doin just fine.
[Em]Just a dirt road with tras[C]h on each side but i was [Am]Mario Andretti
D (GDCD) X2
When daddy let me drive.
[G]I'm grown up now 3[D] daughters of my own.
[C]I let 'em drive my old jeep cross the pasture at our home.
[G]Maybe one day the[D]y'll reach back in their file.
[C]And pull out that old memory and think of me and smile and say.
[G]It was just an old [D]worn out Jeep
[C]With rusty old floor-boards, hot on my feet.[DG]
A young girl, [D]2 hands on the wheel,
[C]I cant replace the way it made me feel.
and i wou[G]ld turn it left and [D]steer it right
[C]Straiten up girl now ye doin just fine.
[Em]Just a little valley by the [C]river where we'd ride
but i was h[Am]igh on the mountain[D]
When daddy let me driv[G]e [D] when daddy let me d[C]riii[D]ve
Whoa he let me d[G]riii[D]iiiv[C]e[D]
G (once) D(once)
She's just an old ply wood boat
C(once) End with G
with a 75 johnson and electric choke.