Country Girl, by Buffy St. Marie
Merrill Barnes asked for this. It's from memory. I learned it 20 or more
years ago, and can't remember if I got it off the album or out of a book of
Buffy's songs that somebody gave me.
If it's not right, it's pretty close.
C C C C
The rain is falling lightly on the buildings and the cars,
C C C7 C7
I've said goodbye to city friends, department stores and bars,
F F F C
The lights of town are at my back, my heart is full of stars,
G7 G7 C C
And I'm gonna be a country girl a-gain.
C F C C
Oh yes I'm gonna be a country girl a-gain.
C C C G7
With an old brown dog, a big front porch, and rabbits in the pen,
C7 C7 F F
I tell you all the lights on Broadway don't a-mount to an acre of green.
C G7 C
and I'm gonna be a country girl a-gain.
I've spent my time in study, oh I've taken my degree,
I've memorized my formulae, my A's and B's and C's,
But what I've learned came long ago, and not from such as these,
and I'm gonna be a country girl again.
I've wandered through the hearts of men, searchin' for a sign,
That here I might find happiness, I might find peace of mind,
The one who taught my lesson was the south wind through the pines,
And I'm gonna be a country girl again.
T. Jeff Callard