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Red Dirt Girl  Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl
tabbed by: Eric Lambrecht
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 ---Verse/Chorus--- ----Fill---- --...Meridian--

[G] [C] [D] [Bm] [Em7] [Cadd9] [D4] [Em7] [Cadd9] [D4]  

(Tip: I feel it sounds nice, if you play the full chords (Em7,Cadd9,D4) only in the meridian lines!)
G Em Cadd9 D4 (Fill)
[G] [Em] [Cadd9] [D4]  
[G]Me and my best friend Lillian
And her [G]blue tick hound dog Gideon,
[C]Sittin on the front porch cooling in the shade
[G]Singin every song the radio played
[D]Waitin for the Alabama sun to go down
Two [C]red dirt girls in a red dirt town
G Em7 Cadd9 D4 (Fill)
Me and Lillian
Just [Em7]across the l[Cadd9]ine and a [D4]little southeast of Mer[C]idian.
She [G]loved her brother I remember back when
He was [G]fixin up a '49 Indian
He [C]told her 'Little sister, gonna ride the wind
[G]Up around the moon and back again"
He [D]never got farther than Vietnam,
I was [C]standin there with her when the telegram come
For [G]Lillian.[Em7] [Cadd9] [D4]
Now he's [Em7]lyin some[Cadd9]where about a [D4]million miles from Me[C]ridian.
She said there's [D]not much hope for a red dirt girl
Some[C]where out there is a great big world
That's [G]where I'm bound
And the [D]stars might fall on Alabama
But [C]one of these days I'm gonna swing
My hammer [G]down
Away from this [D]red dirt town
I'm gonna make a [G]joyful sound
[Em7] [Cadd9] [D4] [G]  
[Em7] [Cadd9] [D4] [G]  
She [G]grew up tall and she grew up thin
[G]Buried that old dog Gideon
By a [C]crepe myrtle bush in the back of the yard,
Her [G]daddy turned mean and her mama leaned hard
[D] Got in trouble with a boy from town
[C]Figured that she might as well settle down
So she [G]dug right in[Em7] [Cadd9] [D4]
Across a [Em7]red dirt [Cadd9]line just a [D4]little south east from Me[C]ridian
She [Bm]tried hard to love him but it never did take
It was [C]just another way for the heart to break
So she [G]dug right in.
But [Bm]one thing they don't tell you about the blues when you got'em
You [C]keep on falling cause there ain't no bottom
There [G]ain't know end.
At least not for [D]Lillian[G]
[G]Nobody knows when she started her skid,
She was [G]only twenty seven and she had five kids.
[C]Coulda' been the whiskey,Coulda been the pills,
[G]Coulda been the dream she was trying to kill.
But there [D]won't be a mention in the news of the world
About the [C]life and the death of a red dirt girl
Name's [G]Lillian[Em7] [Cadd9] [D4]
Who never [Em7]got any [Cadd9]farther ac[D4]ross the line than Me[C]ridian.
Now the [D]stars still fall on Alabama
To[C]night she finally laid
That hammer [G]down
Without a [D]sound
In the [G]red dirt ground

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