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(D)The winter wind was blowin' when we (G)loaded that old truck
With a (A7)few things that we had and all our (D)dreams.
With my (D)new bride there beside me we (G)headed down the road
(A7)I would show her places and (G)things she'd (A7)never (D)seen
(D)First we went to Denver, Fort (G)Worth, then San Antone
She (A7)cheered me on at every rode(D)o,
But (D)Houston finally ended and then (G)San Angelo
I (A7)didn't want to tell her but she (G)knew that (A7)we were (D)broke.
But she (G)never com(A7)plained when the (D)winnin's didn't come
(G)She just (A7)took it all in (D)stride,
And if (G)I rode good or (A7)bit the dust, (D)she was just as proud
(G)She was happy (A7)bein' by my (D)side
(D)Then in California the (G)baby started showin'
And (A7)all her clothes were gettin' way too (D)small
We (D)couldn't spare the money to (G)buy her any new ones
(A7)She just wore my shirt and jeans and (G)didn't (A7)mind at (D)all.
And (D)early in the mornin' we'd (G)wake up by the roadside
(A7)I'd build a fire and she'd get out the (D)eggs
She'd (D)cook us up some breakfast then we'd (G(sit down there on the grass
(A7)Lord, those were the best meals I (G)guess I (A7)ever (D)ate.
Well (D)now those days are over, and (G)somehow we got ahead
That (A7)little gal I married's still here with (D)me
We (D)finally got the house we planned (G)down there beside the stream
And (A7)all those old hard times are just (G)cherished (A7)memor(D)ies.
(G)She was happy (A7)bein' by my (D)side.