Tom Russell

Mineral Wells

Tom Russell

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Mineral Wells

Capo on 3rd fret
   G  (alternate between |320003| and |302003| intro only) 
She was livin' in a cadillac 
Bedded down in the back seat 
G                                 D 
On a back street of the Hollywood hills 
With a shoebox museum of memories 
D                      G 
Old photos and medical bills 
She'd been a great actress in two dozen movies 
G                         G7           C 
Played Shakespeare on the great London stage 
C                              G 
Before the three husbands, six kids and bad breaks 
G  D                        G 
Of fifty-eight odd years of age 
Him they called fat boy wore grey overalls 
G                                 D 
And he clocked in at four hundred pounds 
With a passion for food and film magazines 
D                            G 
He'd been a great critic downtown 
He'd seen all her movies, worshipped her face 
G                   G7          C 
Heard her story and took her on in 
C                                     G 
Though she bore no resemblance to the star he adored 
G          D                     G         G7 
The film's over before real life begins 
G7  C 
She told him of a fountain of youth  
C                D 
In the hot Texas earth 
D     C 
It'll heal and renew us 
C                           D 
It's somewhere west of Fort Worth 
D       C 
And she met Errol Flynn there 
C                    G      C 
In the Crazy Water Hotel 
C        Am 
And they danced down the street 
Am     D                        C     
In the moonlight of old Mineral Wells 
***G  (alternate between |320003| and |302003|) 
So they boarded a greyhound in search of the fountain 
G                          D 
Fat boy and the aging film queen 
Through the Great Painted Desert and all across Texas 
D                     G 
Amarillo plain to Abilene 
They got off in Fort Worth for a fresh cup of coffee 
G                   G7          C 
Caught the local to old Mineral Wells 
C                                    G 
And it dropped them in front of that boarded up palace 
G          D             G 
Called the Crazy Water Hotel 
Disillusioned they found a cheap room off the highway 
G                            D 
Drank vodka from a styrofoam cup 
There'd be no healing return to the past 
D                               G 
The fountain of youth had dried up 
So the critic and the film star held hands and drank vodka 
G                  G7           C 
As the great Texas sun rose and fell 
C                                 G 
And drunk but still dreaming they waltzed down the street 
G      D                        G       G7 
In the moonlight of old Mineral Wells 
***Repeat Chorus 
C    Am 
They danced down the street 
Am     D                        G     C  G  D  G 
In the moonlight of old Mineral Wells 

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