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Tennessee Plates  John Hiatt

John Hiatt ¬Ľ Tennessee Plates
I worked long on this tab and I‚??m pretty sure it‚??s correct. Play this terrific
song from the ‚??Slow Turning‚?? album
[E]I woke up in a hotel and I didn't know w[A]hat to do
[E]I turned the TV on and wrote a l[B]etter to[E] you
The news was tal[E]kin' 'bout a dragnet up on the i[A]nterstate
Said they were l[E]ookin' for a Cadillac wi[B]th Tennessee pla[E]tes
Since I [E]left California baby, things have gotten[A] worse
Seems th[E]e land of opportunity fo[B]r me is just a c[E]urse
Tell tha[E]t judge in Bakersfield that my trial wil[A]l have to wait
Down here they'r[E]e lookin' for a Cadillac with Te[B]nnessee [E]plates
It was s[A]omewhere in Nevada, it was cold outside
She was [E]shiverin' in the dark, so I offered her a ride
Three ba[A]nk jobs later, four cars hot wired
We cross[B]ed the Mississippi like an oil slick fire
If they'[E]d known what we was up to they wouldn't 'a let u[A]s in
When we [E]landed in Memphis like ori[B]ginal s[E]in
Up Elv[E]is Presley Boulevard to the Graceland gate[A]s
See we were look[E]in' for a Cadillac with [B]Tennessee p[E]lates
Well, there mu[E]st have been a dozen of them parked in that garage[A]
And there w[E]asn't one Lincoln and there w[B]asn't one D[E]odge
And ther[E]e wasn't one Japanese model or m[A]ake
Just pre[E]tty, pretty Cadillacs wi[B]th Tennessee pla[E]tes
She sa[A]w him singing once when she was seventeen
And ever[E] since that day she's been living in between
I was ne[A]ver king of nothin' but this wild weekend
Anyway h[B]e wouldn't care, hell he gave them to his friends + INSTR. A E (B E)
Well thi[E]s ain't no hotel I'm writin' you from / [E]It's the Tennessee prison up at Brushy Mountain
E A(build up) E (stop) AE A E / B E
Where yours sincerely's doin' five to eight ‚?¶ / Stampin' out my time makin' Tennessee plates

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