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Alan Jackson - Drive (For Daddy Gene)

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From "Drive" (2002)
(Alan Jackson)

Tab By: axehappy (axehappy@countrytabs.com)

Capo: 4th Fret

INTRO:  [G]   [D]   [C]   [D]

[G] Was painted red, [D] the stripe was white
It was [C]18 feet from the bow to the stern light
[G] Second hand from a [D]dealer in Atlanta
I [C]rode up with Daddy when he went there to get her
[G] Put on a shine, [D] put on the motor
[C]Built out of love, made for the water
[G]Ran her for years, 'til the [D]transom got rotten
A [C]piece of my childhood that'll never be forgotten

CHORUS #1:
It was [G] just an old [D]plywood boat
With a [C]'75 Johnson with electric choke
[G] A young boy, two [D]hands on the wheel
[C]I can't replace the way it made me feel
And I would [G]turn her sharp and I would [D]make it whine
He'd say, [C]"you can't beat the way an old wood boat rides"
[Em]Just a little lake across the [A]Alabama line,
But I was [C]king of the ocean [D]
when daddy let me [G] drive [D]  [C]  [D] 

[G]Just an old half-ton [D]short bed Ford,
My [C]uncle bought it new in '64.
[G]Daddy got it ridin', 'cause the [D]engine was smokin',
[C]Couple of burnt valves and he had it goin'.
[G]He'd let me drive her and we'd [D]haul off a load,
Down a [C]dirt strip where we'd dump trash, off the thick and roll.
I'd [G]sit up in the seat, and stretch my [D]feet out to the pedals,
[C]Smilin' like a hero that just received his medal.

CHORUS #2:
It was [G]just an old [D]hand-me down Ford,
With [C]3-speed on the column, and a dent in the door.
[G]A young boy, two [D]hands on the wheel,
[C]I can't replace the way it made me feel,
And I would [G]press that clutch, and I'd [D]keep it right,
And he'd say, [C]a little slower son, you're doin' just fine.
[Em]Just a dirt road with [A]trash on each side,
But I was [C]Mario Andretti [D] when daddy let me [G] drive [D]  [C]  [D]

INTRO

[G]I'm grown up now, three [D]daughters of my own.
I [C]let 'em drive my old jeep 'cross the pasture at our home.
[G]Maybe one day, they'll [D]reach back in their file,
And [C]pull out that old memory, and think of me and smile, and say,

CHORUS #3:
[G]It was just an old [D]worn out jeep,
With [C]rusty old floorboards that were hot on my feet.
[G]A young girl, two [D]hands on the wheel,
[C]I can't replace the way it made me feel,
And he'd say, [G]turn it left and [D]steer it right,
[C]Straighten up girl now, you're doin' just fine.
[Em]Just a little valley, by the [A]river where we'd ride,
But I was [C]high on a mountain, [D] when Daddy let me [G] drive.
[D]When Daddy let me [C] drive [D]
Oh he let me [G]drive. [D] [C] [D]

[G]She's just an old [D]plywood boat,
With a [C]'75 Johnson, with electric choke  [G]
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