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Nanci Griffith

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Nanci Griffith

Key: C
                   C                   F              C 
Gulf coast highway, he worked the rails. 
                          C                                          F 
He worked the rice fields with their cold dark wells. 
                         Am                 G           C 
He worked the oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. 
                   F                        C                      G                      C 
The only thing we've ever owned is this old house here by the road. 

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  And when he dies, he says, he'll catch some blackbird's wing 
                      F                  C 
  And he will fly away to heaven 
                          G                         C 
  Come some sweet blue bonnet spring. 

She walked through springtime when I was home. 
The days were sweet, our nights were warm. 
The seasons changed, the jobs would come, 
The flowers fade, and this old house felt so alone 
When the work took me away. 

  And when she dies, she says, she'll catch some blackbird's wing 
  And she will fly away to heaven Come some sweet blue bonnet spring. 

Highway 90, the jobs are gone. We tend our garden, we set the sun. 
This is the only place on earth blue bonnets grow 
And once a year they come and go 
At this old house here by the road. 

  And when we die, we say, we'll catch some blackbird's wing 
  And we will fly away to heaven Come some sweet blue bonnet spring. 
  Yes when we die, we say, we'll catch some blackbird's wing 
  And we will fly away together 
  Come some sweet blue bonnet spring. 

Written by	: Nanci Griffith, James Lee Hooker and Danny Flowers 
From Nanci Griffith album: Duets 

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