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All The Lilacs In Ohio
Chords And Lyrics
On The Acoustic

All The Lilacs In Ohio Chords And Lyrics By John Hiatt On The Acoustic

Welcome to this All The Lilacs In Ohio chords and lyrics page you'll find my free pdf below, an acoustic demo, song lyrics, a clip of John Hiatt, some rhythm tips and a purchase link for the full tutorial lesson.

All The Lilacs In Ohio
Chords And Lyrics

Demo Tips & Pdf

John Hiatt first recorded this song back in 2001 on his album "The Tiki Bar Is Open". This track hails from his latest album "Leftover Feelings" featuring Jerry Douglas.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = a root down up down up down up and repeat pattern will work here
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, D, C, Em, Am

All The Lilacs In Ohio Lyrics

Well, you met -her there - on a New York City stair
You were throwing up on your shoes
Tryin' to write the great book - well it really had you shook
With a bad case of wintertime blues
So you drag her down - to the ragged side of town
Shared a taxi to carry her home
Then she left her handkerchief - there beside you on the seat
As if to emphasize that you were all alone
Smelled like springtime when you were just a boy


And all the lilacs in Ohio - All the lilacs in Ohio, there ya go
In the city streets in the dirty winter snow - All the lilacs in Ohio-hio

Well she is - the love - story you speak of
When you talk to Sam at the bar
But it's in the details - your story often fails - Yeah, close, but no cigar
You might see your own ass - in a double whiskey glass
But you cannot erase her smile
And you'll never write it down- never find her in this town
Of phantom dreams and fingernail files
It was springtime and you were just a boy

And all the lilacs in Ohio - All the lilacs in Ohio, there ya go
In the city streets in the dirty winter snow - All the lilacs in Ohio-hio

So you pin her handkerchief - to clean white linen sheets
And you unmake your bed and crawl in
You imagine her there and you're tangled in her hair
And she smells - like flowers again
And it's springtime and you are just a boy

And all the lilacs in Ohio - All the lilacs in Ohio, there ya go
In the city streets in the dirty winter snow - All the lilacs in Ohio-hio

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John Hiatt Official Website

All The Lilacs In Ohio - Live With Jerry Douglas


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