Iris Dement "Childhood Memories" 1# F Bb Fireflies inside of a mason jar. C F Acting big behind the wheel of daddy's car. Dm Bb Playing church around the old piano stand, G G7 C You were quite a preacher and no, we sang so grand. F Bb I remember every night what we would say and do: C F "If you've forgiven me, then I've forgiven you." F Bb And now when life begins to get the best of me, F C F I reminisce these childhood memories. 2# F Bb We built a raft and travelled all around the world, C F And stopped for penny candy at the corner store. Dm Bb You let me fly your kite but then I dropped the string. G G7 C I thought my life was over, but Mama rescued me. F Bb When I was just a kid you taught my prayers to me. C F Then you turned around and you told me about those birds and bees. F Bb Come what may, you've been endeared to me, F C F Because we share these childhood memories. Instrumental bridge. F C F 3# F Bb Time, it moved so fast; those days are over now. C F We've all gone our separate ways, but still somehow, Dm Bb I often need to telephone and talk to you, G G7 C To see if you remember things the way I do. F Bb It won't be too much longer 'til we'll be old and gray, C F And winding up our travels here on life's highway. F Bb (Slow Down) But no matter where I roam, I've got you here with me: F C F While I reminisce these childhood memories. 4# F Bb Oooh.Oooh.Oooh.Oooh.Oooh.Oooh. C F Oooh.Oooh.Oooh.Oooh.Oooh.Oooh. F Bb Oooh.Oooh.Oooh.Oooh.Oooh.Oooh. C F Oooh.Oooh.Oooh.Oooh.Oooh.Oooh.