Who Sang She Came From Fort Worth? Kathy Mattea

Kathy Mattea Willow in the Wind cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 3:34
CHORUS: She came from Fort Worth (but) Fort Worth couldn't hold her
Bb Gm Eb F
Her dreams were bigger than the Texas sky
Bb Eb Bb Gm
She's got a one-way ticket on the next bus for Boulder
Eb F Bb
And it won't take long to say goodbye

Eb F Eb Bb
She was workin' at a diner just a week ago
Gm Bb Eb F
When a man from Colorado smiled and said hello
Bb Gm Eb Bb
And he turned her head with stories about a cabin in the trees
Gm Eb Bb F
Where the wind can sing you love songs beneath snow-capped mountain peaks
Eb F Eb Bb
Now she's packed her faded jeans and her favorite cowboy boots
Gm Bb Eb F
Left her apron at the diner for someone else to use
Bb Gm Eb Bb
One last look in the mirror at the girl she used to be
Gm Eb Bb F
Then the driver takes her ticket and she tries to fall asleep

repeat chorus
Eb F Eb Bb
And somewhere in the long dark night the snow began to fall
Gm Bb Eb F
Oh, the world outside was sparkling white when she heard the driver call
Bb Gm Eb Bb
"Everyone off now for Boulder and have a real nice day"
Gm Eb Bb F
He was waitin' on the platform and he raised his hand to wave
Eb F Eb Bb
And she offered no resistance as he took her to his cabin
Gm Eb Bb F
And that diner in the distance seemed just like it never happened.

repeat chorus then last two lines of chorus

CD 1
  • 1 Come From the Heart
  • 2 Here's Hopin'
  • 3 Burnin' Old Memories
  • 4 She Came From Fort Worth
  • 5 True North
  • 6 Hills of Alabam'
  • 7 Willow in the Wind
  • 8 Love Chooses You
  • 9 I'll Take Care of You
  • 10 Where've You Been