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Brand New Tennessee Waltz

Brand New Tennessee Waltz
(Jesse Winchester)

Oh my, but you have a pretty face
         F               C
You favor a girl that I knew
     F                      C     Am
I imagine that she's still in Tennessee
       C       G7   C
And by God I should be there too
G7       C
I've a sadness too sad to be true.

But I left Tennessee in a hurry, dear
The same way that I'm leaving you
'cause love is mainly just memories
And everyone's got him a few
So when I'm gone I'll be glad to love you.

     F                  C
At the brand new Tennessee waltz
You're literally waltzing on air
     F                  C
At the brand new Tennessee waltz
               G7        C
There ain't no tellin' who will be there.

When I leave it'll be like I found you, love
Descending Victorian stairs
I'm feeling like one of your photographs
I'm trapped while I'm putting on airs
And getting even by asking "Who cares?"

So have all of your passionate violins
Play a tune for a Tennessee kid
Who's feeling like leaving another town
With no place to go if he did
'cause they'll catch you wherever you're hid.

Copyright Jesse Winchester

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