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Standard guitar tuning:EADGBECapo on 4 fret
Verse 1G It was painted red,D the stripe was white It was Ceighteen feet from the Cbow to the stern light G Second hand from a Ddealer in Atlanta I Crode up with daddy when he Cwent there to get 'er G Put on a shine Dput on a motor CBuilt out of love and Cmade for the water G Ran her for years 'till the Dtransom got rotten A Cpiece of my childhood that'll Dnever be forgotten
Chorus 1It wasG just an old plywood Dboat With a Cseventy-five johnson with Celectric choke G A young boy two Dhands on the wheel C I can't replace the way itC made me feel And I wouldG turn her sharp and I'dD make it wide And he'dC say you can't beat the way an oldC wood boat rides G Just a little lake 'cross the AAlabama line But I was Cking of the oceanD when daddy let meG drive
Verse 2G Just an old half-ton Dshort bed Ford My Cuncle bought new inC sixty-four GDaddy got it right 'cause the Dengine was smokin' CA couple of burnt valvesC and he had her goin' G He'd let me drive her and we'd Dhaul off a load Down a Cdirt strip where we'd dump trashC off of Thigpen road I'd Gsit up in the seat and strech my Dfeet out to the pedals CSmilin' like a hero that Djust recieved his medal
Chorus 2I wasG just an old Dhand-me-down Ford With a Cthree speed on the column and a Cdent in the door G A young boy two Dhands on the wheel I can'tC replace the way itC made me feel I would Gpress that clutch and I'dD keep it right And he'd say aC little slower son you're Cdoin' just fine G Just a dirt road with Atrash on each side but I was CMario Andretti D When daddy let meG drive
Verse 3follow chords from verses 1 & 2) I'm grown up now three daughters of my own I let 'em drive my old jeep 'cross the pasture at our home Maybe one day they'll reach back in their file And pull out that old mem'ry and think of me and smile
Chorus 3follow chords from Choruses 1 & 2) And say I was just an old worn out jeep Rusty old floor boards hot on my feet A young girl two hands on the wheel I can't replace the way it made me feel And he'd say turn it left and steer it right Straighten up girl now you're doin' just fine Just a little valley by the river where we'd ride But I was high on a mountain when daddy let me drive...
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