Blanket On The Ground chords and lyrics

by Billy Jo Spears

  • Blanket On The Ground was written by Roger Bowling - a Nashville songwriter specializing in country music.
  • Recorded: 1974
  • Released: Feb 1975 in the US from the album of the same name.
  • Chart Success: Peaked at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles.
  • Key: Bb Major with a key change to C Major
  • Music: 2/2 time at 88 bpm
  • Chords: Bb, C7, Eb, F → C, D7, F, G

Blanket On The Ground by Billy Jo Spears

Intro: 2/2 ||   Bb   |   %   ||

                                 Bb
1. Come and look out through the win-dow 
                                  C7
   That big old moon is shin-ing down
                            F
   Tell me now don’t it re-mind you 
                       |  Bb  |  %  |
   Of a blan-ket on the ground 

                                    Bb
2. Re-mem-ber back when love first found us
                             C7
   We’d go slip-pin’ out of town
                               F
   And we’d love be-neath the moon-light
                       |  Bb  |  %  | 
   On a blan-ket on the ground

      Bb                               Eb
Chorus: I’ll get the blan-ket from the bed-room
                                      Bb
        And we’ll go walk-ing once a-gain
                                  F
        To that spot down by the riv-er
                                      Bb  | %  |
        Where our sweet love first be-gan

      Bb                     Eb
        Just be-cause we are mar-ried
                                    Bb
        Don’t mean we can’t slip a-round
                                       F
        So let's walk out through the moon-light 
                                   |  Bb  | %  |
        And lay the blan-ket on the ground      

        |     |     |   C   |  %  |
          ↑↑   ↑↑ (Key Change)

                          C
3. Ooh re-mem-ber how ex-cit-ed
                                 D7
   We used to get when love was young
                               G
   That old moon was our best bud-dy
                                 C  |  %  |
   We couln’t wait for night to come
 
                              C
4. Now you know you still ex-cite me
                             D7
   I know you love me like I am
                                   G 
   Just once more I’d wish you’de love me
                             C  |  %  |
   On the blan-ket on the ground

       C                                F
Chorus: I’ll get the blan-ket from the bed-room
                                      C
        And we’ll go walk-ing once a-gain
                                  G
        To that spot down by the riv-er 
                                       C
        Where our sweet love first be-gan

       C                      F
        Just be-cause we are mar-ried
                                     C
        Don’t mean we can’t slip a-round
                                       G
        So let's walk out through the moon-light
                                   |  C  |  %  |
        And lay the blan-ket on the ground  


5. (Ad lib over verse)...

Bb Major → C Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Billie Jo Spears

Born: Billie Jean Spears on Jan 14, 1938 in Beaumont, Texas, U.S.

Died: Dec 14, 2011 at age 73 in Vidor, Texas, U.S.

Also Known As: Billie Jean Moore

Profession: singer

Music Style: Country

Active Years: 1950 - 2011

Billy Jo Spears

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