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Van Lear Rose  Loretta Lynn

[G]One of my fondest memories
Was [C]sittin' on my daddy's knee
[G]Listenin' to the stories that he told
[G]He'd pull out that old photograph
Like a [C]treasured memory from the past, and say
"[G]Child, this [D]here's the Van Lear [G]Rose"
[G]Oh, how it would bring a smile
[C]When he talked about her big, blue eyes
[G]And how her beauty ran down to her soul
[G]She'd walk across the coal miner's yard
The[C]m miners would yell loud and hard
[G]And they'd drea[D]m of who would hold the [G]Van Lear Rose
She was the belle of Johnson county
Ohio [G]river to Big Sandy
A [D]beauty to behold like a [G]diamond in the coal
All the [C]miners they would gather 'round
And [G]talk about the man that came to town
Right [D]under their nose, stole the heart of the V[G]an Lear Rose
[G]Now, the Van Lear Rose could of had her pick
[C]And all the fellers figured rich
[G]Until this poor boy caught her eye
[G]His buddies would all laugh and say,
[C]"You're dreamin' boy,she'll never look your way
[G]You'll never, e[D]ver hold the Van Lea[G]r Rose"
[G]Then one night in mid-July
[C]Underneath that old blue Kentucky sky
[G]Well, that poor boy won that beauty's heart
Then my daddy would look at my mommy and smile
As he [C]brushed the hair back from my eyes and he'd say,
"Your [G]mama, [D]she's the Van Lear [G]Rose"
Rig[D]ht under their nose, stole the h[G]eart of the Van Lear Rose

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