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Sweet little Cherry got her hands in her pockets
and she's waiting for a downtown train

High heel boots with the straps hung low
And her head hanging down in shame

    The wolves all dress up just like sheep
    and the go and hit the town
    Cherry never sees 'em
    But they're hanging all around

Sweet little Cherry got a switchblade Jimmy
Come and take her down to 4th and Main

Her mind in a haze of the better days
Before her body was an ad campaign

    But now the filthy crooks and pocketbooks
    Are all that Cherry sees
    The dashboard dogs and backseat hogs and
    Down onto her knees

        I am tempted, I am weak
        I'm too weak to try to speak
        I am tempted, I'm ashamed
        Yeah, I'm ashamed and I'm to blame

            You'll see
            Yeah I'm tempted by the cherry tree
            You'll see
            Yeah I'm tempted by the cherry tree

Sweet little Cherry took the last bus home
In the middle of the pouring rain

She saw the bad boys sleeping and the good girls weeping
Through the fog on the window panes

    And Cherry wants to make it right
    But she never has a prayer
    Cuz as long as there are bad boys
    They'll be penny millionaires


Tuning: Open C, capo 4

The verse fingering is 050000, then the 5 walks down, then 2x002x and 5x005x, then it repeats.

The pre-chorus is 4x0003 x24000 4x0003 5x005x-4x004x-2x002x

The chorus is 
  000000 - 002001 - 004003
  x24000 5x005x 000000
  x24000 x04000 4x0400 5x005x
  x24000 x04000 4x0400 5x005x

Actual chords:


    E  Eb  A
    E  Eb  A


    E  Eb  D  Db    Gbm  B
    E  Eb  D  Db    Gbm  B

    Ab Dbm Ab  A-Ab-Gb A


    E        B
    Dbm      A

    Dbm  B  Ab  A
    Dbm  B  Ab  A


    E ................
    Dbm  B  Ab  A
    Dbm  B  Ab  A

Ending Chord: A

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  Discussion: Cherry

Lk (anon) · 7 years, 4 months ago
This is my favorite song of yours, awesome :)
Bobby (anon) · 3 years, 9 months ago
Would love to know how to play this.
Norm (anon) · 2 years, 3 months ago
Glad i discovered you Josh..God youve got such talent..favored your site..might learn some guitar pickin tricks your compos..and guitar a 58 year old and still pickin..Peace to you.....Norm

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