Fred Eaglesmith - White Rose chords

      
White Rose
By Fred Eaglesmith

capo 4th fret


C Am Em F (x2)

CWell the whole town came out to watch
Amthe day they paved the parking lot
EmSomebody hung a ribbon up
F Fand then they cut it down
CAnd that big white rose upon that sign
Amput innocence in all our lives
EmWe could see its neon lights
F Fhalf a mile out
CGas was fifty cents a gallon
AmThey put it in for you
EmAnd they'd pump your tires and check your oil
F Fand wash your windows too
CAnd we'd shine those cars bright as bright
AmAnd we'd go park underneath that light
EmStare out at the prarie sky
F FThere was nothing else to do
Chorus:
AmBut now there's plywood for glass
Emwhere the windows all got smashed
FAnd there's just a chuck of concrete
Gwhere those old pumps used to stand
AmThere's a couple of cars half outta the ground
EmAnd that oil sign still spins 'round and 'round
F G Am But I guess the White Rose filling station's just a memory now
CAnd the girls would spend a couple a bucks
Amjust to meet the boys workin' at the pumps
EmAnd they'd grow up and fall in love
F FAnd they all moved away
CStrangers used to stop and ask
Amhow far they'd driven off the map
EmAnd then they built that overpass
F FAnd now they stay out on the highway
(Repeat Chorus)
FAnd that neon sign was the heart and soul
Amof this old one horse town
GAnd it's like it lost its will to live
Fthe day they shut it down
(Repeat Chorus) (Repeat last line of chorus)
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