Belly Full of Tennessee

 

Written by John Stewart

 

'Belly Full of Tennessee' is from the great "Willard" album, Capitol Records, 1970, best re-release as BGO Records double CD (2001) (together with the outstanding "California Bloodlines" album from 1969).

 

Charlie writes:

GREAT Cajun fiddle intro and throughout by Doug Kershaw.  Before this I had never heard of Doug Kershaw nor had I ever been exposed to Cajun music. Another example of finding some really good music by exploring the works of the people who played on John's records.  If you can strum a guitar, you can play this song!

 

 

Yeah, I got (A)wheels to keep rolling,

I got a mind to keep going,

I got a (E)good friend by the (D)name of Rosa(A)lie.

I got my two-time totalled car,

I got my good eye on a star,

I got a (E) (hold) heart full of woman

And a belly full of Tennessee.

 

And it's (A)on down the road,

Although the gas is getting low,

I got a (E)good friend and she's (D)sitting next to (A)me.

Yeah, the back end rubs the ground,

And it rains when the top comes down,

I got a (E) (hold) heart full of woman

And a (D)belly full of Tennes(A)see.

 

(Spoken) One for the Gipper...

(E) (D) (A)

(Sung) I got a (E) (hold) heart full of woman,

And a (D)belly full of Tennes(A)see.

 

Yeah I got wheels to keep rolling,

I got a mind to keep going,

I got a (E)good friend by the (D)name of Rosa(A)lie.

I got my two-time totalled car,

I got my good eye on a star,

I got a (E) (hold) heart full of woman

And a (D)belly full of Tennes(A)see.

 

Outro by Doug

(E) (D) (A) (E) (D) (A)

 

John Stewart, All Rights Reserved

 

Charlie Woodward, janhauenstein@gmx.de & Art Faller

 

November 2004