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Mineral Wells ukulele

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 23:26:34 -0400
From: Greg Yuriy 
To: acoustic@olga.net, guitar@olga.net
Subject: CRD: Mineral Wells by Tom Russell


Mineral Wells
=============
by:  Tom Russell
written by:  Tom Russell - Frontera Music

(capo 3rd fret)

Intro:
G  (alternate between |320003| and |302003| intro only)

F
She was livin' in a cadillac
F
Bedded down in the back seat
F                                 G
On a back street of the Hollywood hills
G
With a shoebox museum of memories
G                      F
Old photos and medical bills
F
She'd been a great actress in two dozen movies
F                         C7           F
Played Shakespeare on the great London stage
F                              F
Before the three husbands, six kids and bad breaks
F  G                        F
Of fifty-eight odd years of age

F
Him they called fat boy wore grey overalls
F                                 G
And he clocked in at four hundred pounds
G
With a passion for food and film magazines
G                            F
He'd been a great critic downtown
F
He'd seen all her movies, worshipped her face
F                   C7          F
Heard her story and took her on in
F                                     F
Though she bore no resemblance to the star he adored
F          G                     F         C7
The film's over before real life begins


Chorus:

C7  F
She told him of a fountain of youth
F                G
In the hot Texas earth
G     F
It'll heal and renew us
F                           G
It's somewhere west of Fort Worth
G       F
And she met Errol Flynn there
F                    F      F
In the Crazy Water Hotel
F        Dm
And they danced down the street
Dm     G                        F
In the moonlight of old Mineral Wells

G  (alternate between |320003| and |302003|)

F
So they boarded a greyhound in search of the fountain
F                          G
Fat boy and the aging film queen
G
Through the Great Painted Desert and all across Texas
G                     F
Amarillo plain to Abilene
F
They got off in Fort Worth for a fresh cup of coffee
F                   C7          F
Caught the local to old Mineral Wells
F                                    F
And it dropped them in front of that boarded up palace
F          G             F
Called the Crazy Water Hotel

F
Disillusioned they found a cheap room off the highway
F                            G
Drank vodka from a styrofoam cup
G
There'd be no healing return to the past
G                               F
The fountain of youth had dried up
F
So the critic and the film star held hands and drank vodka
F                  C7           F
As the great Texas sun rose and fell
F                                 F
And drunk but still dreaming they waltzed down the street
F      G                        F       C7
In the moonlight of old Mineral Wells


Repeat Chorus

F    Dm
They danced down the street
Dm     G                        F     F  F  G  F
In the moonlight of old Mineral Wells

>From the album The Long Way Around 1997 Hightone Records
Live duet with Katy Moffatt
Transcribed by Greg Yuriy
Feel free to send comments to yuriym@cyberbeach.net

            
            
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