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                              John Prine
                      "It's a big old goofy world"

'(ie: C')                  - strum and pick simulaneously)
upper case chord (ie: G)   - chord is strummed rather than picked
lower case chord (ie: g)   - chord is picked rather than strummed
() (ie: --(1)--)           - optional note

Picking Pattern:
   G              C               D               C B G
e|------3-----------0-------------------2-------------------------|
B|--0-----------------1-------------3------------(1)--------------|
G|----0-----------------0-------------2---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------0-------------------------------|
A|----------------3-------------------------------3-2-------------|
E|3---------------------------------------------------3-----------|

INTRO: G C D

VERSE 1:
G                g C               c
Up in the morning, work like a dog
     D                  d        C'   B'   G'
It's better than sittin', like a bump on a log
G                    g    C                c
Mind all your manners, be quiet as a mouse
    D                    d           C'  B'   G'
Someday you'll own a home, that's as big as a house
G             g    C                 c
I know a fella, he eats like a horse
D                   d           C'  B'   G'
Knocks his old balls, round the old golf course
G                      g         C                c
You oughta see his wife, she's a cute little dish
    D                    d     C'     B'     G'
She smokes like a chimney, and drinks like a fish

CHORUS:
          G                                 C
There's a big old goofy man, dancin' with a big old goofy girl
D                 C             G
Oooh baby, it's a big old goofy world

VERSE 2:
                  g       C                c
Elvis had a woman, with a head like a rock
  D                  d     C'      B'    G'
I wish I had a woman, that made my knees knock
                         g    C               c
She'd sing like an angel, and eat like a bird
    D                 d           C'    B'     G'
And if I wrote a song, she'd know every single word

CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL: play Verse 2

VERSE 3:
                  g C                      c
Kiss a little baby, give the world a smile
    D                  d C'        B'     G'
And if you take an inch, give them back a mile
                           g         C                 c
Cause if you lie like a rug, and you don't give a damn
     D             d    C'    B'   G'
Your never gonna be, as happy as a clam
                  g C                      c
Sitting in a hotel, trying to write a song
   D                    d        C'  B' G'
My head is just as empty, as the day is long
                        g   C                          c
Why it's clear as a bell, I should have gone to school
       D             d            C'       B'   G'
I'd be wise as an owl, instead of stubborn as a mule

CHORUS
D                 C             G
Oooh baby, it's a big old goofy world

INSTRUMENTAL & FADE OUTJohn Prine
"It's a big old goofy world"

'(ie: C')                  - strum and pick simulaneously)
lower case chord (ie: g)   - chord is strummed rather than picked
upper case chord (ie: G)   - chord is picked rather than strummed
() (ie: --(1)--)           - optional note

Picking Pattern:
   G              C               D               C B G
e|------3-----------0-------------------2-------------------------|
B|--0-----------------1-------------3------------(1)--------------|
G|----0-----------------0-------------2---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------0-------------------------------|
A|----------------3-------------------------------3-2-------------|
E|3---------------------------------------------------3-----------|

INTRO: G C D

VERSE 1:
G                g C               c
Up in the morning, work like a dog
     D                  d        C'   B'   G'
It's better than sittin', like a bump on a log
G                    g    C                c
Mind all your manners, be quiet as a mouse
    D                    d           C'  B'   G'
Someday you'll own a home, that's as big as a house
G             g    C                 c
I know a fella, he eats like a horse
D                   d           C'  B'   G'
Knocks his old balls, round the old golf course
G                      g         C                c
You oughta see his wife, she's a cute little dish
    D                    d     C'     B'     G'
She smokes like a chimney, and drinks like a fish

CHORUS:
          G                                 C
There's a big old goofy man, dancin' with a big old goofy girl
D                 C             G
Oooh baby, it's a big old goofy world

VERSE 2:
                  g       C                c
Elvis had a woman, with a head like a rock
  D                  d     C'      B'    G'
I wish I had a woman, that made my knees knock
                         g    C               c
She'd sing like an angel, and eat like a bird
    D                 d           C'    B'     G'
And if I wrote a song, she'd know every single word

CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL: play Verse 2

VERSE 3:
                  g C                      c
Kiss a little baby, give the world a smile
    D                  d C'        B'     G'
And if you take an inch, give them back a mile
                           g         C                 c
Cause if you lie like a rug, and you don't give a damn
     D             d    C'    B'   G'
Your never gonna be, as happy as a clam
                  g C                      c
Sitting in a hotel, trying to write a song
   D                    d        C'  B' G'
My head is just as empty, as the day is long
                        g   C                          c
Why it's clear as a bell, I should have gone to school
       D             d            C'       B'   G'
I'd be wise as an owl, instead of stubborn as a mule

CHORUS
D                 C             G
Oooh baby, it's a big old goofy world

INSTRUMENTAL & FADE OUT


Any questions or comments:
Joe, Superjoe45@yahoo.com

            
            
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chelton6 10 Dec 16, 2009 09:37 AM

who could think of this as a song!

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daveb672 387 Jul 30, 2012 09:15 PM

John Prine is the ONLY ONE!!

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daveb672 387 Jul 30, 2012 09:17 PM

By the way. I think It sounds more accurate if you replace the B with an Em. try it.

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