Emma Jean's Guitar Chely Wright
Emma Jean's Guitar.
Written by Matraca Berg, Gary Harrison and Jeff Hanna,
Recorded by Chely Wright on the cd 'Let Me In' on MCA
Intro C G G G C G D
I [G]found it in a pawnshop in a ragged cardboard case,
With the [Em]guns and dusty watches, it [D]looked so out of
[C] [G] [(F#bass)]
With a Trailways baggage sticker, yellow frayed and
[C]Destination [G]Nashville, Sep[D]tember 'sixty-[G]four.
And you could [Em]tell by the [C]fingerboard, her [G]painted
nails were [D]long,
She [Em]only needed [C]three chords to [D]play those good old
And her [G]name's etched in the finish like a faded
And this [C]1950 [G]Gibson was [D]Emma Jean's gui[G]tar.
I wonder if she played it in a small town talent show,
With her hair teased to perfection in a dress her mama
And for a little inspiration she pasted on a star,
Here up on the headstock of Emma jean's Guitar.
And you could tell by the fingerboard her painted
nails were long,
She only needed three chords to play those good old
And they were played with tenderness they were played
And this 1950 Gibson was Emma Jean's Guitar.
I wouldn't even know her if I saw her face to face,
But there's a little bit of Emma Jean in every song I
She passed along thses hopes and dreams cradled in my
And I am just a guardian of Emma Jean's Guitar.
Repeat chorus one, first three lines, then in the last
..............Emma Jean's Gui[Em]tar,
This [C]1950 [G]Gibson was [D]Emma Jean's Gui[G]tar.
(In the middle section, humm along to the sequence of
C D Em D G. Try it yourself and make it fit.)
Thanks to Bob Harris for playing the music.
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