Emmylou Harris – Red Dirt Girl chords

Red Dirt Girl  written by  Emmylou Harris

F#Me and my best friend Lillian
F#And her blue tick hound dog Gideon
BSittin' in the front porch' coolin' in the shade
F#Singin' every song the radio played
C#Waitin' for the Alabama sun to go down
BTwo red dirt girls in a red dirt town
F#Me and Lillian
F# C# BJust across the line and a little southeast of Meridian
F#She loved her brother I remember back when
F#He was fixin' up a '49 Indian
BHe told her "Little sister, gonna ride the wind
F#Up around the moon and back again"
C#He never got farther than Vietnam
BI was standin' there with her when the telegram come
F#For Lillian
F# C# BNow he's lyin' somewhere about a million miles from Meridian
C#She said "There's not much hope for a red dirt girl
BSomewhere out there is a great big world,
F#that's where I'm bound
C# BAnd the stars might fall on Alabama, but one of these days
F#I'm gonna swing my hammer down
C#Away from this red dirt town
F#I'm gonna make a joyful sound"
F#She grew up tall and she grew up thin
F#Buried that old dog Gideon
BBy a crepe myrtle bush at the back of the yard
F#Her daddy turned mean and her mama leaned hard
C#Got in trouble with a boy from town
BFigured that she might as well settle down
F#So she dug right in
F# C# BAcross a red dirt line just a little southeast of Meridian
C#She tried hard to love him but it never did take
BIt was just another way for a heart to break
F#So she learned to bend
C#But one thing they don't tell you 'bout the blues when you got Îem
BYou keep on fallin' 'cause there ain't no bottom
F# C#There ain't no end, at least not for Lillian
F#Nobody knows when she started her skid
F#She was only 27 and she had 5 kids
BCoulda' been the whiskey, coulda been the pills
F#Coulda been the dream she was tryin' to kill
C#But there won't be a mention in the news of the world
B F#About the life and the death of a red dirt girl named Lillian
F# C# BWho never got any farther across the line than Meridian
C#Now the stars still fall on Alabama
B F#Tonight she finally laid that hammer down
C# F#Without a sound, in the red dirt ground
>From the album "Red Dirt Girl" by Emmylou Harris GRACD 103 Chords transcribed by Richard Kolarik richard.kolarik@virgin.net Malcolm Burn bass, electric guitar, drum box programming Emmylou Harris vocal, acoustic guitar Ethan Johns omnichord Daryl Johnson percussion, bass pedals Buddy Miller electric guitar Any mistakes, e-mail me, and I will be duly embarrassed!
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