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Hello In There Chords

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These are the chords and lyrics from REM's cover of Hello In There by John Prine, when 
did an all acoustic show at the Borderline in London under the name Bingo Hand Job.  They 
the song in a different key than the original recording.

Tabbed by:  ChiTownStrummer

Tuning:  Standard

Tab for "D-Progression" (the last notes are syncopated with the tempo)

       q   q    e  e  e  q  q  q  q
e|--2--2--2-2-2-3-2-0-2------|
B|--3--3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3------|
G|--2--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2------|
D|--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

Intro (Play twice):  G C D D-Progression

G                   C                     D                 D-Progression
   We had an apartment in the city

G                   C                     D                 D-Progression
   Me and Loretta like livin' there

Bm                                   C
    It's been years since the kids have grown

G                                         D                  D-Progression
   All lives of their own    all left us alone

G                    C                    D                 D-Progression
  John and Linda live in Omaha

G                    C                    D                 D-Progression
  Joey's somewhere on the road

Bm                                    C
  We lost Davy in the Korean War

G                                        D                   D-Progression
  Still don't know what for     guess it doesn't matter anymore

C                                   D                    C    
                             D
Old trees               grow stronger       and old rivers grow wider every day

Bm                                         C
But old people they just grow lonesome

G                                           D
 Waiting for someone to say    say hello in there...say

G              C            D        D-Progression
hello

G           C                        D                     D-Progression
Me and Loretta, we don't talk much now

G                   C                                    D    
       D-Progression
She just sits staring at the back porch screen

Bm                                      C
   While the news it just repeats itself, like some

G                              D                           D-Progression
forgotten dream the we've both seen

G                     C                   D         D-Progression
  Someday I'll go and call up Billy

G                       C                           D        D-Progression
  We worked together at the Borderline

Bm                                     C
  But what'll I tell him if he asks what's new?  Say nothin'

G                                                    D
what's with you?  There's not much left to do

C                      D              D-Progression      
                                       D
Old trees grow stronger                         and old rivers grow wider every day

Bm                                          C
But old people they just grow lonesome waiting for

G                               D                   D-Progression
someone to say...say hello in there  say

G                  C                   D               D-Progression
hello

G           C              D               
(this measure arpeggiated)

G                   C                        D                
    D-Progression (this measure arpeggiated)
So if you're walking down the street one day

G                      C                     D           
(this measure arpeggiated)
And spot some hollow ancient eyes

Bm (arpeggiated)                 C
Don't turn around as if you didn't care, or worse

G                             D
stop and stare.  Say hello in there.  Say

G              C              D             D-Progression
hello                                           Say

G              C              D             D-Progression
hello                                           Say

G              C              D              D-Progression
hello                                            Say say

G               C              D             D-Progression
hello                                             Say say

G              C               D             
(this measure arpeggiated)
hello                              Say say

G              C               D              
(this measure arpeggiated)
hello                                              Say

G              C               D              D-Progression
hello!

G        C          D           D-Progression
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