Tift Merritt

Laid A Highway

Tift Merritt

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Laid A Highway

	  		Intro:  G  D  C   
 
 
Verse 1: 
 
G 
This was a town took care of it's own 
 
D 
That's what me and my children have known 
 
C 
I worked the mill the way my parents did 
 
G 
I remember this town when I was a kid 
 
Bm  
Sitting through the movies twice 
 
C 
Open windows late at night 
 
G 
Slipping out in the summer heat 
 
D 
To meet John Miller in the middle of the street 

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C They laid a highway a few years back G Next town over by the railroad track D Some nights, I'm glad it passed us by C G D C Some nights, I sit and watch my hometown die
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Verse 2: G I'm fifty-five and when the mill burned down D I wasn't much past a pretty young gal C Boss lit a match in the oily night G Cops never had enough to set it right Bm So while the company traded with our lives C We were busy watching that slow moon rise G Dancing on the high grass ridge D Making love down by the Cedar County Bridge Repeat Chorus Instrumental: G D C G D C- Verse 3: G They never came to tear that old place down D They roped it off, but you can walk around C See the rust on the painted doors G Watch the rain fall through the burned out floors Bm This was a town took care of it's own C This was a town doing fine all alone G The mill got out a quarter to five D You could eat supper with any family you liked Repeat Chorus Outro: G D C G D C G

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