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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date:  September 9, 1997
Subject: Tennesee Flat Top Box  by Rosanne Cash
Album: Hits 1979-1989
Written by: Johnny Cash

TENNESEE FLATTOP BOX         Rosanne Cash

Intro
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G                                       D
In a little carabret in a south Texas border town
                                                        G
Sat a boy and his guitar and the people came from all around
                                  D
And all the girls from there to Austin 
                                                      G
were slipping away from home and putting jewelry in hock
                           D
To take a trip to go and listen to the little dark haired boy
                                 G 
who played the Tennesee Flattop Box and he would play........

Guitar

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G                                                       D
Well he couldn't ride or wrangle and he never cared to make a dime
                                                   G
But give him his guitar and he'd be happy all the time
                              D
And all the girls from Ma to Mama were snapping fingers and tapping toes
                       G                           D
and begging him don't stop and hynotised and Fasi-nated 
                                                              G
by the little dark haired boy who played the Tennesee Flatop Box 

and he would play.....

Guitar
G
Then one day he was gone 
                 D
and no one ever saw him round he vanished like the breese
                                    G
and they forgot him in the little town 
                          D
But all the girls still dream about him
                                                    G
And hang around the carabret until the doors were locked
                               D
And then one day on the hit parade was a little dark haired boy
                                 G
who played the Tennesee Flattop Box and he would play....

guitar to fade



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