Artist: Don Williams
Album: I turn the page
Tab transcribed by Charles Taylor
Well he spent that summer walkin' door to door
With a can of gas and an old lawn mower
That's a sure fire way to make a buck when tou're fourteen.
Well he made a block with no luck at all
Then he spotted a place where the weeds were tall
With a young girl sittin' on the front porch eatin' ice cream.
Deep in the pocket of his grass stained jeans,
Were some caremel corn and a plastic ring
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Left over from the week before, mama didn't wash 'em, thank the Lord.
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Just like a cracker-jack diamond, you never know when you're gonna find one
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They found love from that day on.
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The hand of fate put them together, their hearts will stay forever young
Like a cracker-jack diamond.
Well it's been five years since he gave her his prize
Now the sparkles gone but not in her eyes
And he's wantin' to tell her what's been on his mind lately.
He said "Girl I ain't rich but I've been savin' up
A little every day till I had enough"
Before he could finish she said "You know I will baby"
Deep in the pocket of his wholy jeans, was money for the preacher and a
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He took her back to that old front porch, slipped it on her finger and he
thanked the Lord.
Now once a year she takes it out but it won't fit her hand
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But she wears it in her heart because that's where it all began.