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Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl chords

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Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl
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tabbed by: Eric Lambrecht
check out my other tabs, too, if you want ;)


[Chords]
 ---Verse/Chorus---  ----Fill----  --...Meridian--
    G   C   D   Bm   Em7 Cadd9 D4  Em7 Cadd9 D4
e:--3---0---2---2-----3---3----3----3---3----3----|
b:--3---1---3---3-----3---3----3----3---3----3----|
G:--0---0---2---4-------------------0---0----2----|
D:--0---2---0---4-----2--------0----2---2----0----|
A:--2---3-------2---------3---------2---3---------|
E:--3-------------------------------0-------------|

[Tip: I feel it sounds nice, if you play the full chords (Em7,Cadd9,D4) only in the meridian lines!]


G     Em Cadd9 D4 (Fill)
G     Em Cadd9 D4
G

G
Me and my best friend Lillian 
        G
And her blue tick hound dog Gideon,
C
Sittin on the front porch cooling in the shade
G
Singin every song the radio played
D
Waitin for the Alabama sun to go down
    C
Two red dirt girls in a red dirt town
       G         Em7 Cadd9 D4  (Fill)
Me and Lillian

     Em7         Cadd9     D4                     C        
Just across the line and a little southeast of Meridian. 

G
 
    G
She loved her brother I remember back when 
       G
He was fixin up a '49 Indian
   C
He told her 'Little sister, gonna ride the wind
G
Up around the moon and back again"
   D
He never got farther than Vietnam,
      C
I was standin there with her when the telegram come
    G       Em7 Cadd9 D4
For Lillian.

         Em7      Cadd9         D4                   C  
Now he's lyin somewhere about a million miles from Meridian.

G

                 D  
She said there's not much hope for a red dirt girl 
    C
Somewhere out there is a great big world
       G
That's where I'm bound
        D
And the stars might fall on Alabama
    C
But one of these days I'm gonna swing 
          G
My hammer down

               D
Away from this red dirt town
                 G             
I'm gonna make a joyful sound

Em7 Cadd9 D4  G    
Em7 Cadd9 D4  G

    G
She grew up tall and she grew up thin
G
Buried that old dog Gideon
     C
By a crepe myrtle bush in the back of the yard,
    G
Her daddy turned mean and her mama leaned hard
D
   Got in trouble with a boy from town
C
Figured that she might as well settle down
       G            Em7 Cadd9 D4
So she dug right in

         Em7      Cadd9       D4                       C
Across a red dirt line just a little south east from Meridian

    Bm                                   
She tried hard to love him but it never did take
       C
It was just another way for the heart to break
       G
So she dug right in. 
    Bm
But one thing they don't tell you about the blues when you got'em
    C
You keep on falling cause there ain't no bottom
      G
There ain't know end. 

                 D               G
At least not for Lillian


G
Nobody knows when she started her skid,
        G
She was only twenty seven and she had five kids.
C
Coulda' been the whiskey,Coulda been the pills, 
G
Coulda been the dream she was trying to kill.
          D
But there won't be a mention in the news of the world 
          C
About the life and the death of a red dirt girl
       G       Em7 Cadd9 D4
Name's Lillian

          Em7     Cadd9     D4                   C
Who never got any farther across the line than Meridian.

        D
Now the stars still fall on Alabama
  C
Tonight she finally laid 
            G
That hammer down
          D
Without a sound
       G
In the red dirt ground
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