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Willie and Laura Mae Jones  Tony Joe White

Willie & Laura Mae Jones
by
Tony Joe White
Tabbed By Evil Dave
@: evildave89@hotmail.com
Standard Tuning
Intro
[E] [G] [A] [C]  
 
 e---------------------------------------------------------------|
 B-----------------------------------------8-10-8-10-------------|(bend +hold)
 G--7-H-9---7-H-9---7-H-9---7------------9-----------------------|
 D-----------------------------7-H-9---7-------------------------|
 A---------------------------------------------------------------|
 E---------------------------------------------------------------|

[D] [E]  
 
 e---------------------|
 B--10-8-10(b)-8-------|
 G---------------7-S-9-|
 D---------------------|
 A---------------------|
 E---------------------|

VERSE
[E]Willie and Laura Mae Jones were our neighbors as long time back
They [A7]lived right down the road from us in a [E]shack just like our shack
We worked in the fields together and we [A7]learned to count on ea[E]ch other
When you live off the land you [C]don't have time to [D]think about another man's
[E]colour
CHORUS
The [C]cotton was high and the [D]corn was growing [E]fat
But [C]that was another [D]place and another [E]time
Fill
 
 e---------------|
 B---------------|
 G--2(b)---------|
 D-----2---------|
 A---------------|
 E---------------|

VERSE 2
[E]We'd sit out on the front porch in the evening when the sun went down
[A7]Willie would play and Laura would sing and the c[E]hillins would dance around
And I'd bring over my guitar and we'd [A7]play into the [E]night
And every now and then [C]Willie would grin and say "[D]Boy you play al[E]right"
And that made me feel so good
CHORUS
The [C]cotton was high and the [D]corn was growing [E]fat
But [C]that was another [D]place and another [E]time
FILL
VERSE 3
[E]I remember we'd hitch up the mules when Saturday rolled around
We'd [A7]always stop by Willie's house and say "[E]Do y'all need anything from town"
He'd say "No but why don't y'all [A7]stop on your way back [E]home
And I'll get Laura [A]Mae to cook up some [E]corn poms"
And you know they're good!
CHORUS
The [C]cotton was high and the [D]corn was growing [E]fat
But [C]that was another [D]place and another [E]time
PLAY INTRO
VERSE 4
[E]The years rolled past our land and took back what they'd given
And w[A7]e all knew we'd have to move [E]if we was gonna make a living
So we all moved off and [A7]went our seperate [E]ways
And it sure has hard to [C]say goodbye to [D]Willie and Laura [E]Mae
CHORUS
The [C]cotton was high and the [D]corn was growing [E]fat
But [C]that was another [D]place and another [E]time
VERSE 5
[E]The years rolled past our door and we heard from them no more
[A7]Till I saw Willie down town the other d[E]ay
I said y'all stop by tonight and [A7]we can sit out and eat a bite
[E]We'd love to see your [A]chillins and Laura [E]Mae
BRIDGE
[C]He shook his head real [D]slow [C]spoke with his eyes [D]so kind
[C]This is another [D]place and another t[E]ime
REPEAT CHORUS X2
PLAY INTRO w/wah pedal
Fade out & ad lib
If it's wrong let me know!!
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