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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date: May 1, 2003   
Album:  Single released from the future album Red Dirt Road
Written by:
Note: n.c. means no chord played

         RED DIRT ROAD   Brooks & Dunn

Listening to the recording for timing
Intro notes repeat (about 4x)    
Intro Bass notes with chords to be play with the intro notes above
This bass line is played only once.
 F    C   Bb

I was raised off of rural route three
Out past where the black top ends
We'd walked to church on Sunday morning
Race barefoot back to Johnson's fence
That's where I first saw Mary
C                                       Dm
On that road side pickin' black berries
                         F           Bb           C         F 
That summer I turn the corner in my soul  out on Red Dirt road

               F                  C
It's where I drank my first beer    It's where I found Jesus
Dm                                Bb   
  Where I wrecked my first car I tore it all to pieces
F                       C  
  I learn the path to heaven Is full of sinners and believers
Dm                                       Bb 
  Learned that happiness on earth Ain't just for high achievers
    Gm                Am                   Bb       C  n.c.               F C Bb               
I learned; I come to know There's life at both ends    of that red dirt road

Her daddy didn't like me much
In my shackled up G.T.O.
  I'd sneaked out in the middle of the night
Throw rocks at her bedroom window
We'd turned out the headlights
Drive by the moonlight
Dm                                   Bb
   Talk about what the future might hold
           C         F       
Down that red dirt road

to chorus, to lead
    C                Dm       Bb        C 
I went out into the world  I came back in
        Dm                Bb   
I lost Mary Oh I got her back again
Gm                   Am
But driving home to-night
                      Bb         C  
Feels like I found a long lost friend

To chorus, to instrumental ending