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Intro -x2-: F Bb Dm Bb

F
Quarter in a payphone

Drying laundry on the line
         Eb
Watching sun tea in the window
       Bb
Pocket watch for telling time


F
Seems like only yesterday

I'd get a blank cassette
   Eb
Record the Country Countdown
       Bb
'Cos I couldn't buy it yet

Interlude: F Bb

            F
If we drove all the way to Dallas

Just to buy an Easter dress
            Eb
We'd take along a Rand McNally
         Bb
Stand in line to pay for gas


    F
God knows that shifting gears

Ain't what it used to be
             Eb
I learned to drive that '55
            Bb
Just like a Queen three on a tree


F                       Bb
Hey whatever happened to
               Dm
Waiting your turn
           Bb
Doing it all by hand
          F                         Bb
'Cos when everything is handed to you
            Dm                    Bb
It's only worth as much as the time you put in
   Eb                                 Bb
It all just seems so good the way we had it
Eb                        Bb         F
Back before everything became, Automatic

Interlude: Bb Dm Bb

   F
If you had something to say

You'd write in on a piece of paper
          Eb
And you'd put a stamp on it
           Bb
And they'd get it three days later


F
Boys would call the girls

And girls would turn them down
        Eb
Staying married was the only way
   Bb
To work your problems out


F                       Bb
Hey whatever happened to
               Dm
Waiting your turn
           Bb
Doing it all by hand
          F                         Bb
'Cos when everything is handed to you
            Dm                    Bb
It's only worth as much as the time you put in
   Eb                                 Bb
It all just seems so good the way we had it
Eb                        Bb         F       Bb   Dm Bb
Back before everything became, Automatic, yeah
    F     Bb Dm Bb
Automatic


       F
Lets's roll the windows down

Windows with the cranks
     Eb
Come on let's take a picture
    Bb
The kind you gotta shake


F                       Bb
Hey whatever happened to
               Dm
Waiting your turn
           Bb
Doing it all by hand
          F                         Bb
'Cos when everything is handed to you
            Dm                    Bb
It's only worth as much as the time you put in
   Eb                                 Bb
It all just seems so good the way we had it
Eb                        Bb         F    Bb     Dm Bb
Back before everything became, Automatic, yeah
    F
Automatic

Outro: Bb Dm Bb F
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3 Comments

  1. Thank uktabs

  2. T-Dizzle in the Hizzle

    Perfect :D

    • Carrrrlllyyy

      I’m using this in music class to perform a song for my class mates and Its so easy to learn how to play these so thank you uktabs.com

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