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Lydia chords by Slaid Cleaves

Slaid Cleaves Chords

This is my second posting from the cd 'Broke Down' by
Slaid Cleaves.

I think he does it in Eb, therefore play these chords
with the capo on the first fret.

'Lydia' written by Karen Poston.

D           G           A
Lydie lit a cigarette today,
D                G              A 
Ancient fumbling fingers in her way
       G              Bm             A           
From a forty year old coffee cup she sipped a bit of 
G     Bm
           A                G 
Closed her eyes and let the memories in.

She lives in the old place all alone,
Keeps in touch with neighbours by the phone,
Grows herbs on the graves of her firstborn and his
And the coal trucks never bother her.

D  Bm             A            
Oh Lydie, let him go. the boy is gone,
Bm         A                G                  
Her mother struggled as she tore him from her arms,
D  Bm          A                  G  
Oh Lydia, your tears are heaven's rain,
Bm      A             G 
But she never was the same.

A cotton dress and satin shoes,
Indian summer sun, dressed in amber hues,
Spending time with a coal miner's son,
To an old time fiddle tune,

The months went by just like a breeze that year,
They wed in June, and by the fall the boy was here,,
Word come down from big stone, there's a fire in the
And eleven men they couldn't find.


She watched them pull him from the hole,
The overalls he wore were blackened by the smoke,
Lydie twice had had this dream and twice it had come
And when she saw his father's boots she knew.


Lydie lit a cigarrette today ( repeat first verse)

With thanks to Bob Harris for playing the music. You
can listen to bob at

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  2. Black T-shirt Chords
  3. Breakfast In Hell Chords
  4. Bring It On Chords
  5. Broke Down Chords
  6. Call It Sleep Chords
  7. Cry Chords
  8. Don't Tell Me Chords
  9. Drinkin' Days Chords
  10. Flowered Dresses Chords
  11. For The Brave Chords
  12. Go For The Gold Chords
  13. Hard To Believe Chords
  14. Hearts Break Chords
  15. Horses Chords
  16. Horseshoe Lounge Chords
  17. I Feel The Blues Moving In Chords
  18. Key Ring Chords
  19. Keychain Tabs
  20. Lydia Chords
  21. Lydia 2 Chords
  22. New Years Day Chords
  23. No Angel Knows Chords
  24. Not Going Down Chords
  25. Oh Roberta Chords
  26. One Good Year Chords
  27. Quick As Dreams Chords
  28. Ramblin' Man Chords
  29. Road Too Long Chords
  30. Sinner's Prayer Chords
  31. Still Fighting The War Chords
  32. Temporary Chords
  33. Texas Love Song Chords
  34. Tiger Tom Dixon's Blues Chords
  35. Tumbleweed Stew Chords
  36. Twistin' Chords
  37. Welding Burns Chords
  38. Wishbones Chords
  39. Without Her Chords
  40. Working Stiff Chords

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