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Johnny Cash - Tennessee Flat Top Box Chords

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Tennessee Flat Top Box Chords

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Johnny Cash
[Intro]
G                                                  C           G  4X
e|---------------------|--------------|--------|-------------|
B|---------------------|--------------|--------|-------------|
G|-3s4-4-----3s4-4-----|--------------|--------|-------------|
D|-4s5-5-0-0-4s5-5-0-0-|-5-5-3-2-0----|--------|-2p0-2p0-2p0-|
A|---------------------|------------3-|-3-2-0--|-------------|
E|---------------------|--------------|-------3|------------3|
 
 
[Verse 1]
     G                                      D
In a little cabaret in a South Texas border town,
      D7                                           G                                           D
Sat a boy and his guitar, and the people came from all around. And all the girls from there to Austin,
     D7                                  G                                            D
Were slippin' away from home and puttin' jewelry in hock. To take the trip, to go and listen,
       D7                                                        G                C
To the little dark-haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box. And he would play:
 
[Instrumental]
   C                                             G
e|---------------------------------------------|------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------0-0---------|-3s4--4-4---------------------|
D|-------------------------------2-----2-3-2-0-|-4s5--5-5--0--0-0--5-3-2-0----|
A|----0-2-3-----0-2-3-----0-2-3----------------|----------------------------3-|
E|-3----------3---------3----------------------|------------------------------|
e|  | C                                         G                                  |   C    | G      4X   |
B|------------------------------------------|---------------------|-------------||--------|-------------|
G|------------------------------0-0---------|-3s4-4-----3s4-4-----|-------------||--------|-------------|
D|----------------------------2-----2-3-2-0-|-4s5-5-0-0-4s5-5-0-0-|-5-5-3-2-0---||--------|-2p0-2p0-2p0-|
A|---0--2--3----0-2-3---0-2-3---------------|---------------------|-----------3-||-3-2-0--|-------------|
E|-3----------3-------3---------------------|---------------------|-------------||-------3|------------3|
    and he would play
 
[Verse 2]
         G                                                      D
Well, he couldn't ride or wrangle, and he never cared to make a dime.
    D7                                      G                                          D
But give him his guitar, and he'd be happy all the time. And all the girls from nine to ninety,
      D7                                                     G                              D
Were snapping fingers, tapping toes, and begging him: "Don't stop." And hypnotized and fascinated
       D7                                                       G                 C
By the little dark-haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box. And he would play:
 
[Instrumental]
   C                                             G
e|---------------------------------------------|------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------0-0---------|-3s4--4-4---------------------|
D|-------------------------------2-----2-3-2-0-|-4s5--5-5--0--0-0--5-3-2-0----|
A|----0-2-3-----0-2-3-----0-2-3----------------|----------------------------3-|
E|-3----------3---------3----------------------|------------------------------|
 
     C                                             G                                         4X
e|---------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|------------|
G|---------------------------------0-0---------|-3s4--4-4-----------------------------|------------|
D|-------------------------------2-----2-3-2-0-|-4s5--5-5--0--0-0--5-3-2-0------------|-h2p0-h2p0--|
A|----0-2-3-----0-2-3-----0-2-3----------------|----------------------------3--3-2-0--|------------|
E|-3----------3---------3----------------------|--------------------------------------|3---------3-|
 
[Verse 3]
                    G                      D
Then one day he was gone, and no one ever saw him 'round,
     D7                                                G                                            D
He'd vanished like the breeze, they forgot him in the little town. But all the girls still dreamed about him.
    D7                                           G                                     D
And hung around the cabaret until the doors were locked. And then one day on the Hit Parade,
      D7                                                       G                 C
Was a little dark-haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box. And he would play:
 
[Instrumental]
   C                                             G
e|---------------------------------------------|------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------0-0---------|-3s4--4-4---------------------|
D|-------------------------------2-----2-3-2-0-|-4s5--5-5--0--0-0--5-3-2-0----|
A|----0-2-3-----0-2-3-----0-2-3----------------|----------------------------3-|
E|-3----------3---------3----------------------|------------------------------|
 
     C                                             G                                         4X
e|---------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|------------|
G|---------------------------------0-0---------|-3s4--4-4-----------------------------|------------|
D|-------------------------------2-----2-3-2-0-|-4s5--5-5--0--0-0--5-3-2-0------------|-h2p0-h2p0--|
A|----0-2-3-----0-2-3-----0-2-3----------------|----------------------------3--3-2-0--|------------|
E|-3----------3---------3----------------------|--------------------------------------|3---------3-|
            
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