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Capo @ 1 in C

(C) I knew a girl. Her name was Tejas
Shrimping south of Texas (G) City
In her eyes I saw chaos
In her laugh I heard con (C) fetti

In her purse I found the lip gloss
She bought in New York City
When she jumped I felt such deep loss
It bordered on self-pity

(F) Waves are a waving
(E) Fish are asleep

She left a note that said, “I’m sorry.
Please give Pete my final pay.”
By the time we found her body
Tejas had slipped away

I knew a girl. Her name was Tejas
Shrimping south of Texas City
In her eyes I could see chaos
In her voice I heard confetti

(C) 2020 Royal T Music

Guest said

I've always said, The best compliment I can give a poet or a songwriter is... "Damn, I wish I had written that!" Damn, ol' son... I had forgotten what a great gut punch of a song this one is. I wish I had written it! But then again, if I had written it, then not only would no one else have had the chance to hear and appreciate how damn good it really is... but I too would never have had the pleasure myself. Old friend, you are one hell of an artist.

Guest said

Damn, Jimmy! I am not sure what to make of this song! I really... REALLY... like this song very much! The story makes me feel "sad" ...and yet I find this song quite... ??? ..."pleasing" ??? WELL, It doesn't matter! EVEN IF I do not understand why... the fact remains... I LIKE THIS SONG! And I agree with what Jeff wrote below in COMMENTS... AND I REALLY agree with Violet!

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The lyrics are so descriptive and visual, such as the lipstick from NYC. Did you read about a suicide or make up the song from scratch? Jeff P

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"Your songs are so heartbreaking sometimes. I love it. Don't change a thing." Violet

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