Roman Noble – Hanover, TN

Another song by me.  I had fun writing the lyrics to this song.  Hanover, TN doesn’t exist.  I said the words while doing improv to the initial music score for this song.  I took a two lines; 1. Laundry is on the line and 2. Isn’t it great to live in Hanover, TN and started seeing a picture of a mining town looking to be saved by the railroad.  Even today, many people hope the move of industry into their towns will give them a new life and a new chance.  So, I took those feelings and put it to a simpler back drop.  Hope you enjoy,  I did.  

Hanover, TN – Lyrics

110 BPM

Capo 3rd fret

V:  Am – C

C: G-G-F-C

PreB: Em Sus2

P: Em Sus2

B: Em Sus2 – F

Verse

Now you see him off to work, a goodbye one last time

You made him breakfast, his special surprise

You even served coffee, to his delight

Now you do the laundry, but the well’s all dry

Chorus

Isn’t it great to live in Hanover, TN

Where coal and ash mix with poverty

And the only hope is coming around the bend

Is the hope that the railroad is on time

Pre Bridge

Verse

He turns over the placard, it says open and come in

Not long after, the miners arrive

Each two shots of whiskey and a pint of beer

They say they’re going fishing, but they have to poach deer

Chorus

Isn’t it great to live in Hanover, TN

Where the rich folk, own all the property

And the only hope is coming around the bend

Is the hope that the railroad is on

Bridge

Is it on time, again?

Is the payroll on the line, again?

Is it on time, again?

I hope so, I hope so.

Verse

Everything changed when the money came to town

People had grander thoughts and their dreams came unbound

The mayor called a parade, the investors are in town

The women wear their bonnets, and men march around

Chorus

Isn’t it great to live in Hanover, TN

Where the money flows into property

And the only hope is coming around the bend

Is the hope that the railroad is on

Bridge

Is it on time, again?

Is the payroll on the line, again?

Is it on time, again?

I hope so, I hope so.