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Plaid and Calico Song Lyrics and Chords

 

Plaid and Calico Song Lyrics and Chords by Johnny Horton

 

Plaid and Calico

Recorded by Johnny Horton

Written by Bruce Blalock and Wes McWain
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Calico calico plaid and cali
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co
 
They fell in love in  
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plaid and  
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calico
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Plaid and calico  
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plaid and calico
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They fell in  
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love in  
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plaid and  
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calico
 
Like the  
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good old fashioned days of long  
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ago
 
It  
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all began at a  
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country dance affair
 
All the  
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neighborhood was there
 
There was  
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laughter 
 
everywhere
 
A  
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lonesome cowboy  
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came upon the scene
 
And  
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met a gal in calico the  
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answer to a dream
 
They danced all  
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night in  
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plaid a  
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calico
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Plaid and calico  
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plaid and calico
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They danced all  
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night in  
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plaid and  
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calico
 
While the  
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fiddles played the music country  
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style
 
It  
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wasn't long till th
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e two were altar bound
 
And the  
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folks for miles around all  
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proceeded into town
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And while the organ  
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played the wedding tune
 
The  
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cowboy and his sweetheart
 
Were the  
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blushing bride and groom
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They said I do in  
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plaid and  
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calico
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Plaid and calico  
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plaid and calico
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They said I  
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do in  
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plaid and  
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calico
 
And they  
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vowed they'd never ever b
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untrue
 
Now  
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bet your boots there as  
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happy as can be
 
With the  
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great big family tee just to  
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keep them company
 
And  
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when you see them  
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coming into town
 
It  
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looks as though a rainbow had just  
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tumbled to the ground
 
For all the  
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kids 
 
 
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wear plaid and  
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calico
 
Plaid and  
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calico plaid and calico
 
Yes all the  
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kids 
 
 
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wear plaid and  
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calico
 
Like the  
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good old fashioned days of long  
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ago
They fell in love they danced all night
 
They said I do all dressed in  
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plaid and  
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calico

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Plaid and Calico?
- The song Plaid and Calico was sang by Johnny Horton.

 

Who is Johnny Horton?
- John LaGale Horton (April 30, 1925 - November 5, 1960) was an American country music, honky tonk and rockabilly singer and musician, during the 1950s and early 1960s, best known for his saga songs that became international hits beginning with the 1959 single "The Battle of New Orleans", which was awarded the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording. The song was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award and in 2001 ranked No. 333 of the Recording Industry Association of America's "Songs of the Century". His first No. 1 country song was in 1959, "When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below)".
Horton's music usually encompassed folk ballads based on American historic themes and legend. He had two successes in 1960 with both "Sink the Bismarck" and "North to Alaska," the latter utilized over the opening credits to the John Wayne film of the same name. Horton died in November 1960 at the peak of his fame in a traffic collision, less than two years after his breakthrough. Horton is a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

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