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Illegal Smile - John Prine

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Elecktrablue
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Illegal Smile (John Prine)

G D C G
When I woke up this morning, things were lookin' bad
C G D G
seems like total silence is the only friend I have
D C G C G
a bowl of oatmeal tried to stare me down... and won
D C G C G
and it was twelve o'clock before I realized that I was havin' no fun

{chorus}
D G C D G
but fortunately I have the key to escape reality
step up to) C G
and you may see me tonight with an illegal smile
D G
it don't cost very much, but it lasts a long while
(step up to) C G
won't you please tell the man I didn't kill anyone
D C G
no I was just tryin' to have me some fun

G D C G
last time I checked my bankroll, well it was gettin' thin
C G D G
sometimes it seems like the bottom is the only place I've been
D C G C G
chased a rainbow down a one-way street... dead end
D C G C G
and all my friends turned out to be insurance salesmen

{repeat chorus}

G D C G
I sat down in my closet with all my overalls
C G D G
just tryin' to get away from all the years inside these walls
D C G C G
dreamed the police heard everything I thought... what then?
D C G C G
well I went to court and the judge's name was Hoffman

{repeat chorus}

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"Don't wanna ride no shootin' star. Just wanna play on the rhythm guitar." Emmylou Harris, "Rhythm Guitar" from "The Ballad of Sally Rose"


   
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Bill_Gates_jr.
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Oh ya a little bit of Johnny prine
Could someone explain the alternating base and maybe how to add some of the melody
Got the basic chord strumming down
Need someone to do an arrangement for one guitar and get that extra little bit of soul in there
thx for this one
ron


   
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Elecktrablue
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I just posted a fingerstyle tab for Illegal Smile in the ESD. It should answer all of your questions! :D
http://forums.guitarnoise.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=46527

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-:¦:- ((¸¸.·´ -:¦:- Elecktrablue -:¦:-

"Don't wanna ride no shootin' star. Just wanna play on the rhythm guitar." Emmylou Harris, "Rhythm Guitar" from "The Ballad of Sally Rose"


   
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