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Dear Abby chords

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This version maintains the proper chords used by the artist. Other versions weren't entirely correct and this version is meant to provide both the proper chords used as well as the strumming pattern of the song. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Strumming
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
My uncle would play this when I was growing up, and I learned to play it from him.
Other versions I've found are slightly off, so here's the version as John Prine
played it on "Sweet Revenge"


Capo on 4th fret (Key of B)


Strumming pattern:

     G               C       G       G               A7      D7
e|-------3-------3---------------3-------3-------3---------------2---||
B|-------3-------3-------1-------3-------3-------3-------2-------1---||
G|-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------2---||
D|-------0-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------2---0-------||
A|-------2-------2---3---3-------2-------2-------2---0---------------||
E|---3---3---3---3-----------3---3---3---3---3---3-------------------||
     *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *

The *'s represent thumb strokes that make up the bass line.
This pattern is kept throughout the song.


[Verse 1]
     G                   C            G
Dear Abby, Dear Abby, my feet are too long
   G                         A7             D7
My hair's falling out and my rights are all wrong
   G                                  C             G
My friends they all tell me that I've no friends at all
          G                            D         G
Won't you write me a letter, won't you give me a call?
C    D     G
Siiiiigned Bewildered

 
  G                         C          G
Bewildered, Bewildered, you have no complaint
    G                        A7             D7
You are what you are and you ain't what you ain't
   G                    C         G
So listen up buster and listen up good
     G                        D           G
Stop wishin' for bad luck and knockin' on wood

C   D   G


[Verse 2]
     G                   C            G
Dear Abby, Dear Abby, my fountain pen leaks
   G                         A7           D7
My wife hollers at me and my kids are all freaks
      G                       C             G
Every side I get up on is the wrong side of bed
      G                        D           G
If it weren't so expensive I'd wish I were dead
C    D     G
Siiiiigned Unhappy


  G                   C          G
Unhappy, Unhappy, you have no complaint
    G                        A7             D7
You are what you are and you ain't what you ain't
   G                    C         G
So listen up buster and listen up good
     G                        D           G
Stop wishin' for bad luck and knockin' on wood

C   D   G


[Verse 3]
     G                    C             G
Dear Abby, Dear Abby, you won't believe this
       G                        A7     D7
But my stomach makes noises whenever I kiss
   G                        C         G
My girlfriend tells me it's all in my head
       G                   D         G
But my stomach tells me to write you instead
C    D     G
Siiiiigned Noisemaker


     G                      C          G
Noisemaker, Noisemaker, you have no complaint
    G                        A7             D7
You are what you are and you ain't what you ain't
   G                    C         G
So listen up buster and listen up good
     G                        D           G
Stop wishin' for bad luck and knockin' on wood

C   D   G


[Verse 4]
     G                     C       G
Dear Abby, Dear Abby, well I never thought
     G                          A7       D7
That me and my girlfriend would ever get caught
        G                             C            G
We were sittin' in the back seat just shootin' the breeze
         G                          D            G
With her hair up in curlers and her pants to her knees
C    D     G
Siiiiigned Just Married


     G                          C       G
Just Married, Just Married, you have no complaint
    G                        A7             D7
You are what you are and you ain't what you ain't
   G                    C         G
So listen up buster and listen up good
     G                        D           G
Stop wishin' for bad luck and knockin' on wood
C    D     G
Siiiiigned Dear Abbby

            
            
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