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Mansion Mountain Prison               Words and Music by: Richard Melvin Brown

Verse One:

                C                E7                      Am

She would meet in the morning with the softness of her smile

          D7                         G7                     C

She’d make me toast and coffee and we’d talk awhile

         F              C                          E7                    Am

We’d talk about tomorrow, all our future plans we made

         D7                                                G7

A big house on Mansion Mountain and a love that would never fade

Verse Two:

          C                       E7                  Am
It was just a two room walkup with a sofa for a bed
                D7              G7                    C
But it was all we really needed if we’d only known back then
       F            C                           E7                     Am
Yes I can still remember sharing dreams of days ahead
         D7                                                G7                              C
A big house on Mansion Mountain and a love that would never end

Chorus:

F                                         Cmaj7
Now I’m just an inmate in Mansion Mountain Prison
         D7                                                           G7
I’m a ward of my own ace of hearts and I’m playing solitaire
              F                             C                                 E7                  Am
This big house on Mansion Mountain is now my lonely prison cell
             Dm                G7                       F                      C
and my one the only cell mate is her memory in my mind

Verse Three:

       C                           E7              Am
You know I never even noticed the hunger in her heart
                   D7                       G7              C
and how my road from rags to riches was driving us apart
      F                 C                     E7              Am
she left me in the morning and I didn’t even see
            D7                                              G7                    C
This big house on Mansion Mountain had taken her from me

REPEAT CHORUS

1999 Richard Melvin Brown

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