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John Prine

Illegal Smile(Chords)

John Prine

Key: G
C                   G        F                   C   
When I woke up this morning, things were lookin' bad   
F                C              G    F        C   
Seems like total silence is the only friend I have   
G                 F                 C       F   C   
A bowl of oatmeal tried to stare me down... and won   
           G                       F                   C      F  C   
And it was twelve o'clock before I realized that I was havin' no fun   
        G           C                 F      G    C   
Ah, but fortunately I have the key to escape reality   
   

F C And you may see me tonight with an illegal smile G C It don't cost very much, but it lasts a long while F C Won't you please tell the man I didn't kill anyone G F C No I'm just tryin' to have me some fun
C G F C Last time I checked my bankroll, well it was gettin' thin F C G F C Sometimes it seems like the bottom is the only place I've been G F C F C Chased a rainbow down a one-way street... dead end G F C F C And all my friends turned out to be insurance salesmen G C F G C Ah, but fortunately I have the key to escape reality F C And you may see me tonight with an illegal smile G C It don't cost very much, but it lasts a long while F C Won't you please tell the man I didn't kill anyone G F C No I'm just tryin' to have me some fun I sat down in my closet with all my overalls Just tryin' to get away from all the years inside these walls Dreamed the police heard everything I thought... what then? Well I went to court and the judge's name was Hoffman Ah, but fortunately I have the key to escape reality Chorus F C F C F C well done, hotdog bun, my sisters a nun.

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