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Thread #63384   Message #1028820
Posted By: GUEST
03-Oct-03 - 10:17 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: One Piece at a Time (from Johnny Cash)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One Piece At A Time

Recorded by Johnny Cash
Written by W. Kemp
Recorded by Johnny Cash on 3/5/76 Number one - County Chart; Number 29 - Pop Chart

[F] Well, I left Kentucky back in '49
An' [Bb] went to Detroit workin' on a 'sembly line
The C] first year they had me puttin' wheels on cadil- [F] lacs
Every day I'd watch them beauties roll by
And [Bb] sometimes I'd hang my head and cry
'Cause I [C] always wanted me one that was long and [F] black.

One day I devised myself a plan
That should be the envy of most any man
I'd sneak it out of there in a lunchbox in my hand
Now gettin' caught meant gettin' fired
But I figured I'd have it all by the time I retired
I'd have me a car worth at least a hundred grand.

[F] I'd get it one piece at a time
And it [Bb] wouldn't cost me a dime
You'll [C] know it's me when I come through your [F] town
I'm gonna ride around in style
I'm gonna [Bb] drive ever'body wild
'Cause I'll [C] have the only one there is a-[F] round.

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