Words and music by Larry Burnett
From the album Firefall

(Note: This song is played in a modal D tuning. Both the high and low E strings are down to D. The Dm9 is played like an Am, with the middle finger of the left hand picked up,
the G string open. G is a different form also, because of the modal tuning. Play G by the fifth fret on both the low D and A strings.)

D             Dm9           Fmaj7                C
Last December I met a girl, she took a likin’ to me

                   Am7                     D
Said she loved me, but she didn’t know the meanin’ of the word

D            Dm9                  Fmaj7
She imagined love to be grand, me holdin’ her hand and

C                      Am7                      D
Wisperin’ sweet things and, cooin’ softly like a songbird

D                Dm9                    Fmaj7
Then one mornin’ she came to me, with a tear in her eye and a

C                       Am7                 D
Sigh on her breath Lord she said, "Hon, I’m heavy with child"

D                     Dm9                     Fmaj7
I said "God damn girl can’t you see, that I’m breakin’ my back

     C                            Am7             D
Just tryin’ to keep my head above water, and it’s turnin’ me wild

D          G              A               D
Cinderella can’t you see, don’t want your company

D                             G
You better leave this mornin’ leave today,

A                       G     D
take your love and your child away

D                               Dm9
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no; No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no;

Fmaj7                           C
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no; No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no;

Am7                              D
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no;  No, no, no, no, no

D                         Am7            D
Woh, woh, woh...etc.      Woh, woh, woh, no

D                    Dm9                  Fmaj7              C
Rockin’ chair on the front porch, and I’m thinkin’ about all the

                             Am7               D
things that I did as a young man, now that I’m old

D          Dm9                     Fmaj7                     C
I remember her and the boy, did he have all the toys and the joys

                 Am7                    D
That a young man should have, before he gets too old

D          G                 A                  D
Cinderella couldn’t you see, I didn’t want your company

D                         G              A
Shoulda left that mornin, left that day, took your love and your child...