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                                       DAY IS DONE – JOHN PRINE
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Music & Lyrics by John Prine
Album: Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings (1995)
Tuning: Standard, no capo 
Key: G

Tabbed by Robert Saunders 

CHORDS:

G: 320022
D: X00232
A: X02220


NOTES:

I stumbled upon this song serendipitously when searching for Nick Drake’s song of the same name. No weird 
tunings or funky chords with John Prine - just three simple chords with the thumb playing the alternating 
bass notes throughout. 

The verse has exactly the same chords as the intro, although the picking pattern is a bit simpler. I’m not 
sure I’ve got the pattern exactly as John Prine plays it in the verse but I would suggest it’s best to mix 
it up a bit anyway. 

Let me know if you have any suggestions and I will be happy to make corrections. 


INTRO:

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


      G                G                D                D
   E|-------3--------|-------3--------|-------2--------|-------2-------0|
   B|----------------|-----------3----|----------------|-3--------------|
   G|----------------|----------------|-2---2-------2--|-----2-------2--| 
   D|-----0-------0--|-----0-------0--|-0-------0------|-0-------0------| 
   A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| 
   e|-0h3-----3------|-3-------3------|----------------|----------------|



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




VERSE TEMPLATE (same chords as intro):


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

   Do you like me?               Well 1 hope you do                Cause if
             
        
                      
      A                A                D                D
   E|----------------|----------------|-------2--------|-------2--------|
   B|-------2--------|----------------|-----------3----|-3---------3----| 
   G|-2--------------|-------2--------|-----0-------0--|-----2-------2-0| 
   D|-----2-------2--|-----2-------2--|-0-------0------|-0-------0------| 
   A|-0-------0------|-0-------0------|----------------|----------------| 
   e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
      
      you like    I    think            like you                       We
            me then     I’m gonna have to      too
  

      G                G                D                D
   E|-------3--------|-------3--------|--------2-------|-------2--------|
   B|----------------|-----------3----|----------------|-3--------------|
   G|----------------|-0--------------|-2---2-------2--|-----2-------2--| 
   D|-----0-------0--|-----0-------0--|-0-------0------|-0-------0------| 
   A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| 
   e|-3-------3------|-3-------3------|----------------|----------------|
     
      share                       and  have some fun              Then we’ll
          our things
      
        
      A                A                D                D
   E|----------------|----------------|-------2--------|-------2--------|
   B|-------2--------|----------------|-----------3----|-3---------3----| 
   G|-2---------2----|-------2--------|-----0-------0--|-----2-------2-0| 
   D|-----2-------2--|-----2-------2--|-0-------0------|-0-------0------| 
   A|-0-------0------|-0-------0------|----------------|----------------| 
   e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

      say goodbye and go back home      day is done
                                 when the





OUTRO: 

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

let’s say goodbye and go  back home     day us done
                                 when the


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




LYRICS & CHORDS


   G                   D
Do you like me? Well I hope you do,

          A                                           D
‘Cause if you like me, then I think I'm gonna have to like you too.

      G                     D
We'll share our things, and have some fun,
 
           A                                     D
Then we'll say goodbye and go back home when the day is done.


   G                 D
If you tell me, I'll tell you too,

          A                                     D
And we'll say the things and do the things that lovers do.

              G                      D
We'll keep it to ourselves, we won't hurt no one

           A                                      D
Then we'll say goodbye, and go back home when the day is done.


      G                D
We'll carve our names, on a tree

           A                             D
Then we'll burn it down so no one in the world will see.

    G                         D
And we'll make love, while we watch the flame

           A                        D
Then we'll walk away as if we never had no shame.


    G                D
Now we must hide, to be alone

    A                                    D
And we can't say our sweet things on the telephone.

   G                   D
If we can't stop, what we've begun,

          A                                     D
We should say goodbye and go back home when the day is done.


       G                      D
Do you still like me?  Well I hope you do.

              A                                           D
Cause if you still like me then I think I'm gonna have to still like you.

   G                      D
We shared our things, and had some fun

          A                                     D
Now we'll say goodbye and go back home when the day is done.


            A                                     D
Yeah, we'll say goodbye and go back home while we still have one.

      A                                    D
Let's say goodbye and go back home now the day is done.


            
            
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