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Thread #44499   Message #657049
Posted By: Jim Dixon
24-Feb-02 - 07:21 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Nevada Jane (Utah Phillips)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: NEVADA JANE (Utah Phillips)
Copied from the above-mentioned web site:

NEVADA JANE
(Copyright 1973, 2000 Bruce Phillips)

Are the linens turned down in folds of glowing white?
Are you lying there alone again tonight?
He's marching with the men through the cold November rain
But you know he'll come back home, Nevada Jane.

CHORUS: Have you seen the way he holds her as though she was a bride,
Children riding on shoulders strong and wide?
She never thought to scold him or even to complain,
And Big Bill always loved Nevada Jane.

And when he stumbles in with blood upon his shirt,
Washing up alone, just to hide the hurt,
He will lie down by your side and wake you with your name.
You'll hold him in your arms, Nevada Jane. CHO.

Nevada Jane went riding. Her pony took a fall.
The doctor said she never would walk again at all.
But Big Bill could lift her lightly. The big hands rough and plain
Would gently carry home Nevada Jane.

The storms of Colorado rained for ten long years.
The mines of old Montana were filled with blood and tears.
Utah, Arizona, California heard the name
Of the man who always loved Nevada Jane. CHO.

Although the ranks are scattered like leaves upon the breeze,
And with them go the memory of harder times than these,
Some things never change, but always stay the same,
Just like the way Bill loved Nevada Jane. CHO.

         G             D7      G                 C
Are the linens turned down in folds of glowing white?
G C D7
Are you lying there alone again tonight?
G D7 G C
He's marching with the men through the cold November rain
G D7 G
But you know he'll come back home, Nevada Jane.
C G
CHO: Have you seen the way he holds her as though she was a bride,
Em D7
Children riding on shoulders strong and wide?
G D7 G C
She never thought to scold him or even to complain,
G D7 G
And Big Bill always loved Nevada Jane.