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Tom T. Hall - It Sure Can Get Cold In Des Moines (Chord)
Submitter: lmofle (295) on 9/3/21
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It Sure Can Get Cold In Des Moines
By Tom T. Hall
Written by Tom T. Hall
Album: In Search Of A Song (1971)
Tabbed by Larry Mofle
9/3/21


    D                A        D
The Iowa weather was thirteen below
      G                        D
I had come to Des Moines for a radio show
  G                           D          Bm
I awoke in the evening from a traveler's sleep
     D          A            D
With notions of something to eat


Chorus 1:
    G                 D
The old elevator slid down past the floors
   G                         D                 A
My head and my eyes said you should have slept more
    G                        D              Bm
The man at the desk said the restaurant was closed
   D           A          D
Outside it was fourteen below

The lounge was still open and so I walked in
In place of my food I had two double gins
I looked round the room as a tourist would do
That's when I saw the girl in the booth


Chorus 2:
She sat there and cried in the smoky half dark
The silent type crying that tears out your heart
Her clothes were not cut in the new modern way
And her suitcase had seen better days

Nobody asked her what caused her such pain
Nobody spoke up yet no one complained
Without even asking I knew why she cried
Life is just like that sometimes

Chorus 3:
The man at the desk said it's fifteen below
The bellhop said "yeah man, that's cold,that's cold"
I went back to my room and I wrote down this song
Oh it sure can get cold in Des Moines 
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