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He Was In Heaven Before He Died Chords

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               He Was in Heaven Before He Died - John Prine         

Tabbed by: Dave S.
Email: Dlgibson@netscape.com

Tuning: Standard

Artist: John Prine
Album: Great Days: The John Prine Anthology
Year: 1993


C                    F
There's a rainbow of babies
       G             C
Draped over the graveyard
      F            C
Where all the dead sailors
Wait for their brides
And the cold bitter snow
    F              C
Has strangled each grassblade
          F               C
Where the salt from their tears
G                   C
Washed out with the tide

      F             C
And I smiled on the Wabash
    G           C
The last time I passed it
      F          C
Yes I gave her a wink
From the passenger side
And my foot fell asleep
     F            C
As I swallowed my candy
        F         C
Knowing he was in heaven
G         C
Before he died

        C           F
Now the harbor's on fire
         G            C
With the dreams and desires
     F              C
Of a thousand young poets
Who failed 'cause they tried
For a rhyme without reason
       F           C
Floats down to the bottom
          F          C
Where the scavengers eat 'em
    G                C
And wash in with the tide

(Repeat Chorus)

    C            F
The sun can play tricks
          G           C
With your eyes on the highway
    F            C
The moon can lay sideways
Till the ocean stands still
But a person can't tell
    F              C
His best friend he loves him
     F                C
Till time has stopped breathing
       G            C
You're alone on the hill

(Repeat Chorus)
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