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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date:  January 3, 2000
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     JACOB'S LADDER   Mark Wills
G
Jacob was a dirt poor farm boy
G                                                C
raised at the fork in the road, in a clapboard house
      Am                        D7
and Rachel was a land baron's daughter
Am                   D            G      G
born with a silver spoon in her mouth.  Her daddy said he wouldn't stand
G                                           C 
for Rachel to waste her life with a common man
Am     
He tried hard to keep them apart
         C                                    D
but you can't draw lines, in a young girl's heart
     G
So late one night by the harvest moon
Em
Jacob climbed a ladder up to Rachel's room
    G                                       Em 
He knew his place, it was right beside her step by step, up to her world
 C                                            G                            Am
head over heels for his brown eyed girl and gettin' caught didn't seem to matter
          C                       D                G
"Cause heaven was waitin' at the top of Jacob's ladder.    Key change
      A 
It'll be five years september  since her daddy found a ladder
A                         D    Bm                           E7  
and a note on her window sill  He swore he'd never forgive them
       Bm             E                      A    A      
but nothin' melts a heart like a grandchild will Now she climbs up on his knee
 A                                          D        Bm
says "Grampa tell the story; the one about me"  He thinks back and his eyes 
              D                        E   A  
shine says listen child, once upon a time Late one night by the harvest moon
      F#m     
your daddy climbed a ladder to your momma's room
    A                                       F#m
He knew his place, it was right beside her Step by step, up to her world
D                                       A                              Bm
head over heals for my little girl and here you are, that's all that matters
         D                        E               A
'cause heaven was waitin' at the top of Jacob's ladder
            D                        E               A
Oh, and an angel was waitin' at the top of Jacob's Ladder



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