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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date: December 3, 2001
Album:  Done "live" on the CMA awards show.  No album or single yet.
Written by:  Alan Jackson

     WHERE WERE YOU (WHEN THE WORLD STOPPED TURNING)  Alan Jackson


C                                               G             C
Where were you when the world stopped turning That September day?
C                            F
Out in the yard?  With your wife and children? 
     G                        C
Or working on some stage in L.A.?
          F                           C
Did you stand there in shock At the sight of that black smoke
  F                   C  
rising against that blue sky?
          F                     C 
Did you shout out in angry and fear for your neighbor?
   Am                         F    G
Or did you just sit down and cry?
         C      
Did you weep for the children who lost their dear loved ones?
      F                G         C 
And pray for the ones who don't know?
          C  
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rumble?
 F           G           C 
Sob for the ones left below?
          F                 C
Did you burst out in pride for the red, white and blue?
         F                   C
For the heros who died just doing what they do?
         F                      C
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer?
     Am                      F 
And look at yourself and to what really matters?


CHORUS:
F                       C
I'm just a singer of simple songs
            F             C
I'm not a real political man
         F           C
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
       Am                    F
The difference in Iraq and Iran
    F                C
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
         F                            C  
And I remember this from when I was young
F                              C              Am
Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us
    G                   F        G                    C
1.)And the greatest is love  2.)And the greatest is love repeat chorus use 3.)
    G                       F G Am G                      F G Am G
3.)And the greatest is love          the greatest is love 
                      F Am C    C                 
3.) Greatest is love          Where were you when the world stopped 
             G              C
3.)turning That September day?



C                                              G              C
Where were you when the world stopped turning That September day?
C                           
Teaching a class full of innocence children?
 G                             C 
Driving down some cold inter-state?
          F                 C  
Did you feel guilty cause you're a survivor?
       F                         C
In a crowded room did you feel alone?
         F                       C 
Did you call up your mother and tell her you love her?
 Am                     F      G
Dust off that bible at home?
          C                       F
Did you open your eyes hoped it never happened?
  G                              C
Close your eyes and not go to sleep?
         C                  
Did you notice the sunset first time in ages?
G                               C
Speak to some stranger on the street?
         F                       C
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow?
F                     C 
Go out and buy you a gun?
         F                     C
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watching?
     Am                       F
and turn on "I love Lucy" re-runs?
        F                       C
Did you go to church and hold hands with some stranger?
F                                C
Stand in line and give your own blood?
         F                        C
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family?
     Am                             F
And thank God you had somebody to love?

to chorus using 2.):



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