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Joe Diffie - In My Own Backyard (Chord)
Album: Honky Tonk Attitude (1993)
Submitter: lmofle (359) on 11/22/20
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In My Own Backyard
By Joe Diffie
Written by Joe Diffie, Kerry Kurt Phillips & Andy Spooner 
Album: Honky Tonk Attitude (1993)
Tabbed by Larry Mofle

  D                                C                 D 
I thought that life was runnin' off and leavin' me behind
   D                              C        G                D   
So like a fool, I jumped the fence just to see what I could find
    G                                            A         D           G
But love kept disappearing like children chasing fireflies in the dark
       D                           A              D
And to think that I once had it all in my own backyard

G                                             D 
You'd never know it now but I used to have it all
  G               G/F#            Em                               A
A swing set and a plastic pool, a shaggy dog that lived to fetch a ball
G                             Gm                              D                C                B
An angel with a glass of tea, laughin' at the kids and me all soakin' wet from washin' that old car 
       D                           A              D
And to think that I once had it all in my own backyard

That bare spot's grown over where third base used to be
And the weeds have choked out all the flowers but they can't kill the memories
Lord, I'd love to run back home but there's no one there for me
And that grass I used to hate to mow sure is lookin' green


Oh, you'd never know it now
But I used to have it all
Once, I had everything
In my own back yard 
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