E-Chords
John Prine

Picture Show(Chords)

John Prine

Key: G
G 
A young man from a small town 
         C                G 
With a very large imagination 
      C                          G 
Lay alone in his room with his radio on 
                       D 
Looking for another station 
            G 
When the static from the mouthpiece 
     C                  G 
Gave way to the sound below 
      C                G 
James Dean went out to Hollywood 
               D                 G 
And put his picture in a Picture Show. 
      C                G 
James Dean went out to Hollywood 
               D                 G 
And put his picture in a Picture Show. 


Chorus: 

         G 
And It's Oh Daddy get off of your knees 
  C                     G 
Mamma why'd you have to go 
         C          G 
Your darling Jim is out on a limb 
            D                 G 
I put my picture in a Picture Show 
                   D                 G 
Whoa Ho! Put my picture in a Picture Show 

   G 
Hamburgers Cheeseburgers 
  C                G 
Wilbur and Orville Wright 
C                         G 
John Garfield in the afternoon 
                    D 
Montgomery Clift at night 
         G 
When the static hit the mouthpiece 
     C                  G 
Gave way to the sound below 
      C                G 
James Dean went out to Hollywood 
               D                 G 
And put his picture in a Picture Show. 


Chorus: 

         G 
And It's Oh Daddy get off of your knees 
  C                     G 
Mamma why'd you have to go 
         C          G 
Your darling Jim is out on a limb 
            D                 G 
I put my picture in a Picture Show 
                   D                 G 
Whoa Ho! Put my picture in a Picture Show 

Instrumental: 

G 
C     G 
C     G    D 
G 
C     G 
C     G    D     G 


  G                        C              G 
A Mocca man in a wigwam sitting on a Reservation. 
           C                 G 
With a big black hole in the belly of his soul 
                    D 
Waiting on an explanation 
          G 
While the white man sits on his fat can 
             C              G 
And takes pictures of the Navajo 
      C                    G 
Every time he clicks his Kodak pics 
   D                       G 
He steals a little bit of soul. 
      C                    G 
Every time he clicks his Kodak pics 
   D                      G 
He steals a little bit of soul. 


Chorus: 

         G 
And It's Oh Daddy get off of your knees 
  C                     G 
Mamma why'd you have to go 
         C          G 
Your darling Jim is out on a limb 
            D                 G 
I put my picture in a Picture Show 
                   D                 G 
Whoa Ho! Put my picture in a Picture Show 


Outro: 
                  D                 G 
Yie Hi! Put my picture in a Picture Show 
Let's go! 


Instrumental: 

G 
C     G 
C     G    D 
G 
C     G 
C     G    D     G 
C     G    D     G 
C     G    D     G 

  G 
A young man from a small town 
         C                G 
With a very large imagination 

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