Where Grass Won’t Grow Song Lyrics and Chords

George Jones

George Jones - Where Grass Won't Grow

 

Where Grass Won’t Grow Song Lyrics and Chords by George Jones

 

Where Grass Won’t Grow
Recorded by George Jones with Dolly Parton,
Emmylou Harris and Trisha Yearwood
Written by Earl Montgomery
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The dirt was clay and was  
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color of the blood in  
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A twelve acre farm on a  
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ridge in south  
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Tennessee
 
We  
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left our sweat all  
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over that land behind a  
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mule
 
We watched grow o-ld  
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row after  
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row
 
Trying to grow corn and cotton on  
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ground so poor that  
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grass won’t  
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grow
 
There was one old store in the  
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holler we all called  
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town
 
It belonged to a gentle old  
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man named Henry  
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He  
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gave us credit in the  
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winter time so we could  
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live
 
Through the cold when the  
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winds brought s
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now
 
Trying to grow corn and cotton on  
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ground so poor that  
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grass won’t  
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grow
 
Oh the one I loved walked  
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through those fields with  
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She was a hard working woman  
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true as one could  
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be
 
Oh  
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but then one year death was  
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going round and  
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swiftly
 
Took it’s toll Janie  
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had to  
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go
 
Now she lies asleep under  
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ground so poor that  
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grass won’t  
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grow
 
As I stand here looking over  
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this part of Tennes
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see
 
The fields are bare as  
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far as the eye can  
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see
 
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over the grave where  
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Janie lies there’s a  
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beautiful
 
Sight to behold  
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and no one  
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knows
 
Why there’s flowers growing on  
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ground so poor that  
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grass won’t  
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grow
 
Now there’s flowers growing on  
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ground so poor that  
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grass won’t  
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grow

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Where Grass Won’t Grow?
– The song Where Grass Won’t Grow was sang by George Jones.

 

Who is George Jones?
– George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his best-known song “He Stopped Loving Her Today”, as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing. For the last two decades of his life, Jones was frequently referred to as the greatest living country singer. Country music scholar Bill Malone writes, “For the two or three minutes consumed by a song, Jones immerses himself so completely in its lyrics, and in the mood it conveys, that the listener can scarcely avoid becoming similarly involved.” Waylon Jennings expressed a similar opinion in his song “It’s Alright”: “If we all could sound like we wanted to, we’d all sound like George Jones.” The shape of his nose and facial features earned Jones the nickname “The Possum”.Born in Texas, Jones first heard country music when he was seven, and was given a guitar at the age of nine. He married his first wife, Dorothy Bonvillion, in 1950, and was divorced in 1951. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was discharged in 1953. He married Shirley Ann Corley in 1954. In 1959, Jones recorded “White Lightning”, written by J. P. Richardson, which launched his career as a singer. His second marriage ended in divorce in 1968 he married fellow country music singer Tammy Wynette a year later. Years of alcoholism compromised his health and led to his missing many performances, earning him the nickname “No Show Jones”. After his divorce from Wynette in 1975, Jones married his fourth wife, Nancy Sepulvado, in 1983 and became sober for good in 1999. Jones died in 2013, aged 81, from hypoxic respiratory failure.
George Jones has been called “The Rolls Royce Of Country Music” and had more than 160 chart singles to his name from 1955 until his death in 2013.
Johnny Cash once said, “When people ask me who my favorite country singer is, I say, ‘You mean besides George Jones?'”

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