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The One I Loved Back Then


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I stopped off at the quicksack for some beer & cigarettes

G D A
This old man took my money as he stared at my Corvette

D G
He said, I had one just like her son, a 1963

D A D
Til' the man down at the bank took her from me


chorus:


I had one that was hotter than a two dollar pistol

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she was the fastest thing around

G D
Long and lean every young man's dream

A
She turned every head in town

D
She was built and fond to handle

G
Son, I'm glad that you walked in

D A D
She reminds me of the one I loved back then



D A D
Well I handed him my keys and said, here take her for a spin

G D A
The old man scratched his head, then he looked at me and grinned

D G
He said son you just don't understand it ain't the car I want

D A D
It's the brunette in your vette that turns me on



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He Stopped Loving Her Today

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He said I'll love you til I die
C
She told him you'll forget in time
D
As the years went slowly by
G
She still preyed upon his mind


G
He kept her picture on his wall
C
Went half crazy now and then
D
He still loved her through it all
G
Hoping she'd come back again

G
Kept some letters by his bed
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and in 1962
D
He had underlined in red
G
Every single I love you

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I went to see him just today
C
Oh but I didn't see no tears
D
All dressed up to go away
G
First time I'd seen him smile in years


Chorus:
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He stopped loving her today
G7 D
They placed a wreath upon his door
D7
And soon they'll carry him away
G
He stopped loving her today


G
You know she came to see him one last time
C
Oh and we all wondered if she would
D
And it kept running through my mind
G
This time he's over her for good


Chorus:...

THE RACE IS ON
Recorded by George Jones
Written by Don Rollins
[NC] I feel tears wellin' up cold and deep inside
Like my [D] heart's sprung a big [A] break
And a stab of loneliness sharp and painful
[E] That I may never shake
You might [A] say that I was taking it hard
Oh, she [D] wrote me off with a [A] call
But don't you wager that I'll hide the sorrow
When I may [E] break right down and [A] bawl?
[NC] Well, the race is [A] on and here comes Pride up the backstretch
[D] Heartaches are going to the in-[A] side
My Tears are holding back
They're tryin' [E] not to fall
[A] My Heart's out of the running
True Love's [D] scratched for another's [A] sake
The race is on and it looks like Heartaches
And the [E] winner loses [A] all.
One day I ventured in love, never once suspectin'
What the final result would be
How I lived in fear of waking up each morning
And thinkin' that you're gone from me
There's ache and pain in my heart
For today was the one that I hated to face
Somebody new came up to win her
I came out in second place.



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She Thinks I Still Care

C F C
Just because I ask a friend about her,
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Just because I spoke her name somewhere,
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Just because I rang her number by mistake today,
C G7 C
She thinks I still care

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Just because I haunt the same old places
C G7 C
Where the memory of her lingers everywhere,
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Just because I'm not the happy guy I used to be,
C G7 C
She thinks I still care

BRIDGE:

C F C
But if she's happy thinkin' I still miss her,
C G
Then let that silly notion bring her cheer
F C
How could she ever be so foolish,
C D7 G7
Oh where would she get such an idea?


C F C
Just because I ask a friend about her,
C G7 C
Just because I spoke her name somewhere,
C C7 F
Just because I saw her then went all to pieces,
C G7 C
She thinks I still care

C G7 C
She thinks I still care

C F C
Just because I haunt the same old places
C G7 C
Where the memory of her lingers everywhere,
C C7sus C7 F
Just because I saw her then went to pieces,
C G7 C
She thinks I still care


C F C
Just because I ask a friend about her,
C G7 C
Just because I spoke her name somewhere,
C C7sus C7 F
Just because I saw her then went to pieces,
C G7 C
She thinks I still care



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Tennessee Whiskey
George Jones


[C] I used to spend my [F] nights in a [C] barroom

liquor was the only friend I [G] knew

but you [C] rescued me from [F] reaching for the [C] bottle

and you brought me back from [G] being too far [C] gone



[C] Your as smo [F] oth as Tennessee [C] whiskey

your as sweet as strawberry [G] wine

your as [C] warm as a [C7] glass of [F] brandy

and I stay [C] stoned on your [G] love all the [C] time


[C] I looked for love in [F] all the wrong [C] places

found the bottom of the bottle always [G] dry

but when [C] you poured out your love [F] I didn't [C] waste it

cause there nothing like your [G] love to get me [C] high


Your as smooth as Tennessee whiskey

your as sweet as strawberry wine

your as warm as a glass of brandy

and I stay stoned on your love all the time



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who's gonna fill their shoes
George Jones

(A)YOU KNOW THIS WHOLE WORLD IF FULL OF SINGERS
(C#m)BUT JUST A FEW ARE CHOSEN
(D)TO TEAR YOUR HEART OUT WHEN THEY (A)SI(E)NG
(A)IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT
(C#m)ALL YOUR RADIO HEROES
LIKE THE (D)OUTLAW THAT (E)WALKS THROUGH JESSE'S (A)DREAM

(A)NO THERE'LL NEVER BE ANOTHER
(C#m)RED HEADED STRANGER
A (D)MAN IN BLACK AND FOLSOM PRISON (A)BLUES
(A)THE OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE
(C#m)OR HELLO DARLIN
(D)LORD I WONDER (E)WHO'S GONNA FILL THEIR (A)SHOES

(A)WHO'S GONNA FILL THEIR SHOES
(D)WHO'S GONNA STAND THAT (A)TALL
(E)WHO'S GONNA PLAY THE OPRY
AND THE (A)WABASH CANNONBALL
(A)WHO'S GONNA GIVE THEIR (C#m)HEART AND SOUL
TO (D)GET TO ME AND YOU
LORD I (A)WONDER
(E)WHO'S GONNA FILL THEIR (A)SHOES

(F)

(Bb)GOD BLESS THE BOYS FROM MEMPHIS
(Dm)BLUE SUEDE SHOES AND ELVIS
(Eb)MUCH TO SOON HE LEFT THIS WORLD IN (Bb)TEARS(F)
(Bb)THEY TORE UP THE '50'S
(Dm)OLE JERRY LEE AND CHARLIE
AND (Eb)GO KAT GO STILL (F)ECHOES THROUGH THE (Bb)YEARS

(F#)

(B)YOU KNOW THE HEART OF COUNTRY MUSIC
(D#m)STILL BEATS IN LUKE THE DRIFTER
YOU CAN (E)TELL IT WHEN HE SANG I SAW THE (B)LI(F#)GHT
(B)OLE MARTY HANK AND LEFTY
(D#m)WHY I CAN FEEL 'EM RIGHT HERE WITH ME
ON THIS (E)SILVER EAGLE (F#)ROLLING THROUGH THE (B)NIGHT

(B)WHO'S GONNA FILL THEIR SHOES
(E)WHO'S GONNA STAND THAT (B)TALL
(F#)WHO'S GONNA PLAY THE OPRY
AND THE (B)WABASH CANNONBALL
(B)WHO'S GONNA GIVE THEIR (D#m)HEART AND SOUL
TO (E)GET TO ME AND YOU
LORD I (B)WONDER
(F#)WHO'S GONNA FILL THEIR (B)SHOES(E)
YES I (B)WONDER (F#)WHO'S GONNA FILL THEIR (B)SHOES



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Wine Colored Roses
George Jones

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Today I got a long letter. From one who still cares for me.
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She asked lot's of questions, like would I call her sometime.
D7 G7
And was I gettin back on my feet. She asked if I had stopped
C G7 C F
drinking like I promised her son long ago. But the words wouldn't
C G7
come when I called and she answered. Oh, but I found a way to
C
say no.
G7 C G7
CHOURS: I sent her some wine colored roses. The color of
C F C
grapes on the vine. When she see's the wine colored roses.
G7 C
They'll tell her I'm still on the wine.

Verse 2
G7 C G7
The roses will say I still love her. And the color will cause her
C F C
to cry. One dozen reasons to tell her I'm sorry, and 12 pretty
G7 C
flowers don't lie. (To Chours:)



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George Jones

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