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455 Rocket  Kathy Mattea

 
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Written by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Performed by Kathy Mattea on "Love Travels" in the key of C
Submitted by Ken Arnold
Intro: C C C C C C C C
[C] Mr. Smith had an Oldsmobile
[F] Baby blue with wire wheels
[C] He took her home the day that she was [G7]advertised
[C] He said she leaked when it would rain
[F] Sounded like an aeroplane
[C] But I knew she was [G7]a jewel in dis[C]guise
[G7] She had a [C]455 [F]Rocket
The biggest block alive
[C] I couldn't hardly wait just to tak[G7]e my turn
[C] She was made for the straight aways
[F] She grew up hatin' Chevrolets
[C] She's a rocket,[G7] she was made to [C]burn[G7]
[C] Well whose junkpile piece of Chevelle is this?
[F] Did you Boys come here to race or just kiss?
[C]Hmmm Don't you want to [G7]know what I got underneath my hood?
[C] I know she might sound like she's missing
[F] But buddy, she could teach you a lesson
[C] In just a quarter [G7]mile, and I'll smoke you [C]good
[G7] In my [C]455 [F]rocket
The kind the police drive
[C] I couldn't hardly wait just to tak[G7]e my turn
[C] She was made for the straight aways
[F] She grew up hatin' Chevrolets
[C] She's a rocket,[G7] she was made to [C]burn[G7]
Interlude: C C F F C C G7 G7 C C F F C G7 C G7
[C] I'm telling you and I ain't ashamed
[F] I cried when that wrecker came
[C] As we skid I thought I heard [G7]angels sing
[C] We hit the curve and began to sail
[F] Took out most the safety rail
[C] Even the cop asked me, "[G7]Man what'd you have [C]in that thing?"
[G7] I had a [C]455 [F]rocket
The very kind you drive
[C] You oughta watch yourself when you tak[G7]e that turn
[C] She was made for the straight aways
[F] She grew up hatin' Chevrolets
[C] She's a rocket,[G7] she was made to [C]burn, burn
[C] Lord she's a rocket[G7], she was made to [C]burn.

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glassonion (report)

Third line after interlude is followed by "sounded like the Beach Boys".