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In Color Chords

‣ Jamey Johnson
Capo 3rd Fret Key Bb
 
 
[Intro]
G F C G
 
 
[Verse 1]
 
G
I said,"Grandpa what's this picture here?
F
It's all black and white and it ain't real clear
C                                      G
Is that you there? He said yeah, I was 11.
G
Times were tough back in '35
F
That's me and Uncle Joe just tryin' to survive
C
A cotton farm
G
And a great depression
 
 
[Chorus]
 
G
If it looks like we were scared to death
F                                              C
Like a couple of kids just tryin' to save each other
C                        G
You should've seen it in color
 
 
[Verse 2]
G
Awe and this one here's taken overseas
F
In the middle of Hell in 1943
C                                         G
In the winter time, you can almost see my breath
G
That was my tail gunner: Ole Johnny McGee
         F
He was a High School teacher from New Orleans
       C                                     G
And he had my back, right through the day we left
 
 
[Chorus]
 
G
If it looks like we were scared to death
F                                              C
Like a couple of kids just tryin' to save each other
C                        G
You should've seen it in color
G
A picture's worth a thousand words
F                                                C
But you can't see what those shades of gray keep covered.
C                        G
You should've seen it in color.
 
 
[Solo]
(G)   F   C   G
 G
 
 
[Verse 3]
 
G
This one is my favorite one. 
F
This is me and grandma in the summer sun 
C                                  G
All dressed up the day we said our vows. 
G
You can't tell it here but it was hot that June 
     F
That rose was red and her eyes were blue 
         C                           G
And just look at that smile I was so proud. 
 
 
[Bridge]
 
Em              D/F#         C
      That's the story of my life 
Em           D/F#              C      D
      Right there in black and white
 
 
[Chorus]
 
G
If it looks like we were scared to death
F                                              C
Like a couple of kids just tryin' to save each other
C                        G
You should've seen it in color
G
A picture's worth a thousand words
        F                                        C
But you can't see what those shades of gray keep covered.
C                        G
You should've seen it in color.
 
[Outro]
(G)   F   C   G
 G    F   C   G
(2nd time quietly)
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