Joan Baez Outside The Nashville City Limits chords
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Outside The Nashville City Limits by Joan Baez G Em Outside the Nashville city limits, a friend and I did drive G Em On a day in early winter, I was glad to be alive C D G Em We went to see some friends of his, who lived upon a farm C D G Em Strange and gentle country folk, who wished nobody harm C D C D Fresh-cut sixty acres, eight cows in the barn Em Bm C Bm But the thing that I remember, on that cold day in December C D G Was that my eyes they did brim over, as we talked. In the slowest drawl I had ever heard, the man said "Come with me, If y'all wanna see the prettiest place, in all of Tennessee." He poured us each a glass of wine, and a-walking we did go, Along fallen leaves and crackling ice, where a tiny brook did flow He knew every inch of the land, and Lord he loved it so But the thing that I remember, on that cold day in December Was that my eyes were brimming over, as we walked. He set me down upon a stone, beside a running spring He talked in a voice so soft and clear, like the waters I heard sing He said "We searched quite a time, for a place to call our own There was just me and Mary John, and now I guess we're home." I looked at the ground and wondered, how many years they each had roamed And Lord I do remember, on that day in late December How my eyes kept brimming over, as we talked (Key Change) A As we walked. A F#m And standing there with outstretched arms, he said to me "You know, A F#m I can't wait till the heavy storms, cover the ground with snow, D E A F#m And there on the pond the watercress, is all that don't turn white, D E A F#m When the sun is high you squint your eyes, and look at the hills so bright." D E D E And nodding his head my friend said, "It seems like overnight, F#m C#m D C#m That the leaves come out so tender, at the turning of the winter" D E A I thought the skies they would brim over, as we talked.