Charlie Daniels – “Christmas Time In Dixie”

Key = D
ASIN: B00006LSNL

8 bar intro (4 mandolin, 4 guitar w/band)
D-G-D-A-D-G-A-D (twice)
D G A D
I was born in an old farmhouse way out on the rural route
G D G A
When I turned eighteen I moved out; on my own
D G A D
I’ve traveled here and I’ve traveled there, guess I’ve been ‘most everywhere, but
G A G A D
Bet your boots that once a year I’ll be headed home.

Chorus 1
G F#m Em A D
When it’s Christmas time in Dixie
G D A
The family gets to-ge-ther a-round the Christmas tree
G A D
When it’s Christmas time in Dixie
G A D
That’s where I want to be.

Verse 2
I saved up my hard-earned pay. I bought a ticket yesterday
And I called my Mama just to say, I’ll soon be comin’ home
But I’m stuck here in Denver town and that old snow keeps comin’ down
Airplanes sittin’ on the ground; this ain’t where I belong

Chorus 2
‘Cause it’s Christmas time in Dixie
Two thousand miles away from home ain’t where I want to be
Yes it’s Christmas time in Dixie
And the only thing that’s missin’ is me.

Bridge
G D
All that’s moving in this town’s them big ol’ diesel trucks
E A A7
So I made it to the interstate and I stuck out my thumb

Verse 3
I caught a ride to Omaha and then on down to Wichita
But he turned south toward Salisaw; that’s where I got off.
Rode that old grey dog a while and I may not’ve arrived in style
But I’d have covered every mile, if I’d had to walk

Chorus 1

Tag
G F#m Em A D G A D
When it’s Christmas time in Dixie, that’s where I’m gonna be.

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