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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date:  March 19, 1998
Misc Listing

         PATCHES      Dickey Lee

G7    C           Em          F           C
     Down by the river that flows by the coal yard 
               Em           F            G7
Stands wooden houses with shutters torn down
C              Em          F          C      Am          Em        F    G7     C
There lives a girl every-body calls Patches Patches my darling of old shanty town

C               Em          F                 C
We planned to married when June brought the summer
            Em            F         G7        C       Em             F         C
I couldn't wait to make Patches my bride  Now I don't see how that ever can happen 
             Em         F      G7       C
My folks say no and my heart breaks in-side

Chorus:
C   C7          G     G7     F                         C
Patches Oh what can I do     I swear I'll always love you 
            F                               C                                   F      G7      
 1.  But a girl from that place would just bring me disgrace so my folks won't let me love 
 C
you
       F                          C                  F         G7       C
2.  It may not be right but I'll join you tonight Patches I'm coming to you.




2nd verse:
C           Em           F            C                  Em             F          G7           
I cry each night as I think of that  Shanty and pretty Patches there watching the door
C            Em          F            C                      Em            F  G7      C
She doesn't know that I can't come to see her  Patches must think that I love her no more
            Em         F        C              Em             F          G7
I hear a neightbor telling my father He said a girl name a Patches was found
C                 Em             F        C                      Em            F   G7
Floating face downward in that dirty old river that flows by the coal yard in old shanty 
C
town.

chorus with 2. 



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