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Tift Merritt - Laid A Highway




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


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

OUTRO:  G  D  C    G  D  C    G

            
            
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