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                       Mexican Home - John Prine

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

Tuning: Standard

Artist: John Prine
Album: Sweet Revenge 
Year: 1973

C  F  C  F  C  G  C
C  F  C  F  C  G  C

It got so hot, last night, I swear
C                  F
You couldnt hardly breathe
     C                   G        C
Heat lightning burnt the sky like alcohol
  C                F
I sat on the porch without my shoes
      C                     F
And I watched the cars roll by
As the headlights raced
       G                     C
To the corner of the kitchen wall.

F         C
Mama dear Your boy is here
G              C
Far across the sea
F                C
Waiting for That sacred core
That burns inside of me
And I feel a storm
All wet and warm
    C         F
Not ten miles away
C             G        C
Approaching My mexican home.

(Repeat Intro)

   C                 F
My god! I cried, its so hot inside
          C                 F
You could die in the living room
Take the fan from the window
G                         C
Prop the door back with a broom
    C                F
The cuckoo clock has died of shock
        C               F
And the windows feel no pane
    C                    G                     C
The airs as still As the throttle on a funeral train.


(Reapeat Intro)

   C                  F
My father died on the porch outside
      C           F
On an august afternoon
I sipped bourbon and cried
       G                          C
With a friend by the light of the moon
       C             F
So its hurry! hurry! step right up
      C                 F
Its a matter of life or death
The sun is going down
        G                        C
And the moon is just holding its breath.


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yonni_man 131 Apr 17, 2008 02:28 AM

In the chorus it should start F C F C

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Dylanesque2 10 May 24, 2011 12:51 AM

Agree with yonni. Besides that, it's beautiful. Also check out the version by Josh Ritter on the Prine Tribute album!

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B_2_Da_Y 10 Nov 08, 2017 06:22 PM

always loved John prine! when I heard John McCauley of Deer Tick cover this I loved this song even more

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