This Old Town by Nanci Griffith Guitar Chords

This Old Town by Nanci Griffith Guitar Chords

[Verse]
C

C                                       G             Am
This old town should've burned down in 1929
G                         Am
That's when we stood in line
F                G
Waiting for our soup
F                G
Swallowing our pride
C                                      G              Am
This old town should've burned down in 1931
     G                    Am
When the rain refused to come
F                    G
Air filled up our bellies
F                    G
Dust filled up our lungs
        C                    F                        G
And we thought our time had come


[Chorus]
          F         G       C
This old town was built by hand
        F        G        C      G                    Am
In the dust bowl of the Mother land
              Em      F
There must be rock beneath this sand
Dm
Oh, I'll be damned
G                 C
This town still stands

[Verse]
C                                       G             Am
This old town should've burned down in 1944
G                         Am
When the last men went to war
F               G
They came back different
   F                 G
If they came back at all
C                                      G              Am
This old town should've burned down in 1956
G                       Am
That's when the twister hit
F                       G
And all our hopes were buried
   F                    G
Beneath the boards and bricks
        C                F                            G
And we almost called it quits


[Chorus]
          F         G       C
This old town was built by hand
        F        G        C      G                    Am
In the dust bowl of the Mother land
              Em      F
There must be rock beneath this sand
Dm
Oh, I'll be damned
G                 C
This town still stands


[Bridge]
Am
Somewhere in the distance
Em                 F
The city lights do shine
F                         C
The sidewalks gleam with neon dreams
      C                G
That call from time to time
Am
When my children's children
        Em
Ask me why I didn't go
F                          G
They say the heart of any town
        F                   G
Is the people that you've known
         F      Dm       F                           G
They'll always call you home


[Chorus]
          F         G       C
This old town was built by hand
        F        G        C      G                    Am
In the dust bowl of the Mother land
              Em      F
There must be rock beneath this sand
Dm
Oh, I'll be damned
G                 C
This town still stands
1 year ago

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