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Slaid Cleaves - Flowered Dresses (Chord)
Album: Unsung (2006)
Submitter: nathan88 (0) on 5/15/10 2 comments
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Capo 4 

Intro - G - C - Em7 - D  


She was leaning long legged 
'neath a bottle cap sign 
     Em7                  D 
Of a country store with a coke and a smile 
the coolest place to linger 
on an Arkansas day 
         Em7             D 
when she saw him passing by 
He said "I'll take you back to Texas" 
Said "my name is Ray" 
          Em7                       D 
where the stars are bigger than the Hit Parade 
And she stopped dreamin' her dream 
and she started dreamin' his 
Em7                     D 
Traded in her childhood 


 	 C                 D           G
 	 She wore flowered dresses for him 
 	 C                D                     G
 	 Rolled her hair, scrubbed her freckled skin 
        	 C                                  D
 	 On the chance that they were goin' out tonight 
 	 G         G/F#       C
 	 Catch a show, maybe grab a bite 
        	 C                   D                     G
 	 and she looked real nice, She looked real nice  


Sometimes I think about my daddy 

and his old spice grin, 

Cleaned pressed shirts, and a farmers tan 

She never asked him questions 

So he never told her lies 

but I heard my mama cry some 

And I was sitting in the hallway on the night he left 

huggin my knees, holding my breath 

I never knew why but he was damn sure gone 

thought it was maybe my fault 



Now the evening is just starting to chill a bit 

with the fireflies in flight over the trees and it 

Brings to mind the glider where she used to sit 

And count the headlights on the highway 

So I think of where you're goin' 

Where you are tonight 

What you might have seen, 

since I last saw those eyes. 

I know that I can't win, If I do not play 

But this whole thing scares me 


    C               D                     G
and she looked real nice, She looked real nice

 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
It should be noted that Slaid Cleaves (very ably) covered this song on Unsung ...the song should be credted to Karen Poston.
-jbower47 | 6/15/2010
Thanks for the correction... I'm just starting to get into Slaid and didn't know this was a cover...

-nathan88 | 6/18/2010
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