Fancy Chords – Reba Mcentire V2

 Intro
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I remember it all very well lookin' back
            E   
It was the summer I turned eighteen
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We lived in a one room, rundown shack
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On the outskirts of New Orleans
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We didn't have money for food or rent
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To say the least we were hard pressed
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Then Mama spent every last penny we had
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To buy me a dancin' dress

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Mama washed and combed and curled my hair
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and she painted my eyes and lips then I stepped into a satin
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dancin' dress that had a split on the side clean up to my hip
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It was red velvet trim and it fit me good
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Standin' back from the lookin' glass
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There stood a woman where a half grown kid had stood

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She said here's your one chance Fancy don't let me down
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Here's your one chance Fancy don't let me down

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Mama dabbed a little bit of perfume on my neck
 
And she kissed my cheek
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Then I saw the tears wellin' up in her troubled eyes
     
When she started to speak
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She looked at a pitiful shack
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And then she looked at me and took a ragged breath
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She said your Pa's run off and I'm real sick
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And the baby's gonna starve to death
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She handed me a heart shaped locket that said
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"To thine own self be true"
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And I shivered as I watched a roach crawl across
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the toe of my high heeled shoe
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It sounded like somebody else that was talkin'
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Askin' Mama what do I do
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She said just be nice to the gentlemen Fancy
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And they'll be nice to you

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She said, here's your one chance Fancy don't let me down
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Here's your one chance Fancy don't let me down
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Lord forgive me for what I do, but if you want out
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Well it's up to you
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Now don't let me down now your Mama's gonna move you uptown

      F# 
Well that was the last time I saw my Mama
              E 
The night I left that rickety shack
      B/D# 
The welfare people came and took the baby
       D     
Mama died and I ain't been back

         F# 
But the wheel of fate had started to turn
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And for me there was no way out
         B/D# 
And it wasn't very long 'til I knew exactly
          D      
What my Mama'd been talkin' about

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I knew what I had to do but I made myself this solemn vow
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That I's gonna be a lady someday
          D 
Though I didn't know when or how
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I couldn't see spending the rest of my life
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With my head hung down in shame you know
    B 
I might have been born just plain white trash
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But Fancy was my name
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