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Corbette Jackson - Valdosta chords

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"Valdosta" by Corbette Jackson

I got these chords from watching a video of one of his performances.


Intro: G

Verse 1: 
         G              D
She left 3 months after graduation
Em                 C     
For Valdosta and a higher education.
G                        D                    C
I stayed behind, took a job out there feeding grain.
       G                       D                  
It was late night phone calls, working overtime
Em                C
Doing anything to keep her mine,
        G                  D                  C
Putting all my hard-earned dough in a diamond ring.

      Em         D
I was wide-eyed, young, in love,
Em             D             C
Heading to her college in my pickup truck,
         Em            D
But when I arrived, to my surprise,
        C                              C
She was on the couch all whiskey-eyed, kissing on some other guy.



Chorus: 
G                           D  
There comes a time when you get taught a lesson
Em                           C
Making it clear you've got a lot to learn
      G     D         C
About love, life, and women.
     G                     D
Well I learned mine out on Brookwood Drive,
Em                     C
Things ain't what they seem sometimes,
    G                   D        C
And heartache is just a part of living.
     D                            C
Yeah I know a good education will cost you,
                            G
But I got mine for free, in Valdosta. 



Verse 2: 
  G                         D
I didn't hang around for an explanation,
Em                 C
I laid out without hesitation
G             D                  C
Right after I spit my dip in his eye. 
          G                 D
But if it wasn't for her promiscuous ways,
         Em                    C
I'd have never stopped at that cafe
        G                       D                      C 
Where a sweet little brown-eyed girl asked me what I'd like.

        G            D 
I said, "How 'bout a love that lasts,
   Em                       C
A girl who's looking for an honest man?"
           G      D 
She said, "I know how it feels
C                                           C
When you're out there spinning your wheels, tryna find something real.



Chorus: 
G                           D  
There comes a time when you get taught a lesson
Em                           C
Making it clear you've got a lot to learn
      G     D         C
About love, life, and women.
     G                     D
Yeah I learned mine out on Brookwood Drive,
Em                     C
Things ain't what they seem sometimes,
    G                   D        C
And heartache is just a part of living.
     D                            C
Well I know a good education will cost you,
                            G
But I got mine for free, in Valdosta.  

G    D    Em    C

Bridge:
         Am  
Now that brown-eyed girl is riding shotgun,
      C 
We've got a sunset and a fifth of rum.
    Am  
And in my own way, I'm thankful now
         D
for that little South Georgia college town.


Chorus: 
G                           D  
There comes a time when you get taught a lesson
Em                           C
Making it clear you've got a lot to learn
      G     D         C
About love, life, and women.
    G                     D
Hey I learned mine out on Brookwood Drive,
Em                     C
Things ain't what they seem sometimes,
    G                   D        C
And heartache is just a part of living.
               G                   D       C
Yeah, I said a heartache is just a part of living.
D                            
I know a good education will cost you,
    C                          G          D      C
But I got mine for free, in Valdosta. 
            G             D      C 
Way down in Valdosta.
 G
Ooohhh. 

End on G
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