Baba BrinkmanJohn Deere Green

Hey John Deere green
In letters three feet tall
Jimmy loves Charlene
In John Deere green

We drove here in a John Deere Tractor
I cracked a few jokes, happy to hear laughter
And then cracked a beer to reduce my fear factor
So this lump in my throat would disappear faster
And then I got down on one knee and asked her
If she would be my sweetheart until the sweet hereafter
And she clapped her hands together in a way
That told me she'd stay with me forever and a day
And I took her by the arm and led her away
Up the ladder to the barn loft, and laid her head in the hay
And later showed her the place I wrote the letters of her name
Three feet tall, and things were never the same
And ever since, I've been saying' that the one clear thing
I know is these words in this song here I sing
As these guitar strings make my ears ring
Billy loves Charlene in John Deere Greene

Hey John Deere green
In letters three feet tall
Jimmy loves Charlene
In John Deere green

I didn't know much, but I knew enough
To know the two of us had found true love
We had few rough fights where we'd feud and fuss
Like two stubborn mules who refuse to budge
But we kept a roof above our two heads in the rain
And when things got strained we remembered the place
With the green spray paint where the letters remain
Billy loves Charlene in John Deere Greene

Hey John Deere green
In letters three feet tall
Jimmy loves Charlene
In John Deere green