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George Jones - Where Grass Won't Grow (Chord)
Album: The Bradley Barn Sessions (1994)
Submitter: lmofle (957) on 12/19/03
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Where Grass Won’t Grow
By George Jones with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris


    D                         G                     D   
The dirt was clay and was the color of the blood in me
  D                     G                    A
A twelve acre farm on a ridge in south Tennessee
   Bm                  A                       G                                  D
We left that sweat all over that land behind a mule we watched grow old row after row
          D                       G                   A     G     D
Trying to grow corn and cotton on ground so poor that grass won’t grow

          D                    G                    D
There was one old store in the hollow we all called town
     D                      G               A
It belonged to a gentle old man named Henry Brown
   Bm                    A                      G                                           Bm
He gave us credit in the wintertime so we could live through the cold when the wind brought snow
          D                       G         Em        A     G     D 
Trying to grow corn and cotton on ground so poor that grass won’t grow

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Key Change:
    D#                 G#                        D#
The one I loved walked through those fields with me
          D#                 G#                A#
She was a hard working woman true as one could be
    B#m                     A#               G#                                   D#
But then one year death was going ‘round and swiftly took it’s toll, Janie had to go
        D#                G#                  A#    G#    D#
Now she lies asleep under ground so poor that grass won’t grow


Key Change:
     E                       A                  E
As I stand here looking over this part of Tennessee
    E                  A                  B7 
The fields are bare as far as the eye can see
    C#m                  E                    A                                    E
And over the grave where Janie lies there’s a beautiful sight to behold And no one knows 
            E                  A                   B7    A     D
Why there’s flowers growing on ground so poor that grass won’t grow
 
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