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Tennessee Flat Top
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Tennessee Flat Top lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use, it's really a fun Johnny Cash song. You can play this one, the chords are simple but the guitar feature takes a bit of practice.


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Tennessee Flat Top 
By Johnny Cash
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In a little cabaret in a South Texas border town
Sat a boy and his guitar and the people came from all around
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And all the girls  from there to Austin
Were slipping way from home and putting jewelry in hock
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To take the trip  to go and listen
To the little dark haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box
And he would play
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Well he couldn't ride or wrangle and he never cared to make a dime
But give him his guitar and he'd be happy all the time
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And all the girls  from nine to ninety
We're snapping fingers tapping toes and begging him don't stop
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And hypnotized  and fascinated
By the little dark haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box
And he would play
Then one day he was gone and no one ever saw him around
He vanished like the breeze they forgot him in the little town
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But all the girls  still dreamed about him
And hung around the cabaret until the doors were locked
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And then one day  on the Hit Parade
Was a little dark haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box
And he would play


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Johnny Cash wrote and recorded this fun song, but ironically, it was a bigger hit for his daughter Rosanne Cash. It's not difficult to play as the chords are simple, however, it takes a little practice and experimenting to get the guitar solo part down.  Copy and paste Tennessee Flat Top lyrics and chords, you'll have a good time leaning this one.