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Lydia  Slaid Cleaves

Key of Eb, capo 1, play in D
[D] [/] [G] [/] [Bm] [/] [A]  
[D]Lydie lit a [G]cigarett[Bm]e today[A]
[D]Ancient fumbling [G]fingers i[Bm]n her [A]way
From a f[G]orty year old c[Bm]offee cup she s[A]ipped a bit of [G]gin
[Bm]Closed her e[A]yes and let the [G]memories in.
She lives in the old place all alone,
Keeps in touch with neighbors by the phone
Grows roses on the graves of her firstborn and his father
And the coal trucks never bother her
[D]Oh L[Bm]ydie, let him g[A]o the boy is [G]gone
[Bm]Her mother s[A]truggled as she [G]tore him from her arms
[D]Oh L[Bm]ydia your t[A]ears are heaven?s[G] rain
[Bm]But she n[A]ever was the [G]same
A cotton dress and satin shoes
Indian summer sun, dressed in amber hues
Spending time with a coal miner?s son
To an old time fiddle tune
The months went by just like a breeze that year,
They wed in June, and by the fall the boy was here
Word come down from Big Stone, there?s a fire in the mine
And eleven men they couldn?t find
She watched them pull him from the hole,
The overalls he wore were blackened by the smoke,
Lydie twice had had this dream and twice it had come true
And when she saw his father?s boots she knew.
Verse 1

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