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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date: May 31 2002   
Album: No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem
Written by:
Note: n.c. means play no chord

               THE GOOD STUFF    Kenny Chesney

      G                        D 
Well, me and my lady had our first big fight
       C                           D 
So I drove around till I saw the neon lights
       C                 G                           Am   D  
Of a corner bar and it just seemed right so I pulled up
        G                  D
Not a soul around but the old bar keep
C                      D
Down at the end and lookin' half asleep
     C                   G          
He walked up and said "What'll it be?" 
              Am            Em  C
I said, "The Good Stuff."

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C
He didn't reach around for the whiskey
C
He didn't pour me a beer
      C
His blue eyes kind of went misty
           D   n.c. 
He said, "You can't find that here."
                 G                    D
Cause it's the first long kiss on a second date
  C                           D
Momma's all worried when you get home late
         C                        G      
And you drop a new ring in the spagetti plate
              Am                D   C  D
Cause you're hands are shakin' so much

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              G                        D 
And it's the way that she looks; her rice in her hair
    C                       D
Eating burnt suppers that whole first year
        C                    G                    Am   D 
And I stayed for seconds to keep her from tearing up
                       D    G    C
Yeah, Man that's the good stuff-uff
    G                                 D
He grabbed a carton of milk and he poured a glass
C                             D
And I smiled and said, "I'll have some of that."
C                                      G               Am     D
We sat there and talked, as an hour passed, like old friends
         G                               D
I saw a black and white picture and it caught my stare
            C               G 
It was a pretty girl with bufone hair
            C
He said, "That's my Bonnie."
   G                         Am     D 
"Taken about a year after we wed."
              C                        G 
He said, "I spent five years in the bottle"
            C                  D
"when the cancer took her from me."
  C                     D
"But I've been sober three years now"
  D              
"cause the one thing stronger than the whiskey."
        G                      D
"Was a shot of her holdin' my baby girl"
      C                     D  
"The way she adored that string of pearls"
         C                    G
"I gave her the day that our youngest boy Earl"
   C                      Am     D
"Married his high school love."
             G                  D
"And it's a new T shirt saying I'm A Grandpa"
   C                      D
"Been right here as our town got small"
        C                       G                   Am   D
"And holding her hand when the good Lord called her up"
        C                      G   C  
"Yeah, man, that's the good stuff-uff"   lead
            D
He said, "When you get home she'll start to cry."
  D                                     
"When she says 'I'm sorry' you say 'so am I'"
                  Em              C
"Look into those eyes so deep in love"
              D                            G     C
"And drink it up, cause that's the good stuff-a-uff"
              G           C
"That's the good stuff-a-uff."



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