She would meet me in the morning on my way down to the river
D e > A
waiting patient by the chinaberry tree
A e A e A
with her feet already dusty from the pathway to the levee
A e A D
and her little blue jeans rolled up to her knees
D Dmaj7 D6 Dmaj7
And I'd pay her no attention as she tagged along beside me
D D7 G6
trying hard to copy everything i did
e A e A
but i couldnt keep from smiling when i hear somebody saying
e A D Dmaj7 b D
looky yonder - there goes jody and the kid
Even after we grew older we could still be seen together
as we walked along the levee holding hands
For as surely as the seasons she was changing to a woman
an i lived enough to call myself a man
and she often lay beside me in the coolness of the evening
till the morning sun was shining on my bed
and at times, when she was sleeping
i would smile when i'd remember,
how they used to call us jody and the kid >> Dmaj7 b D
Now the world's a little older and the years have changed the river
cause there are houses where they didn't used to be
and on sundays i go walking down the pathway to the levee
with another little girl that follows me
and it makes the old folks smile to see her tag along beside me
doing little things the way her mama did
but it gets a little lonesome when i here somebody saying
looky yonder - there goes jody and the kid >> Dmaj7 b D ::
"e" means change between "em" and "em7"
"A" means change between "A" and "A7"
you can substitute the "b" with D9 / D7
I've been playing this song for a whole lotta years,
and than it disappeared from my mind.
Yesterday, while strumming guitar with some friends,
memory came back - the Dmaj / b / D9-D7/ D ....
and it almost made me cry. So I wrote it down.
[Thanks to h_e_mueller for tabs]