E-Chords
John Prine

Six O'clock News(Chords)

John Prine

Key: G
G           Em  C                  G 
Wanda had a baby in nineteen fifty one. 
G                Em             C                D 
The father was a stranger and a stranger was the son. 
C                     D     C                   D 
Call that child james lewis, call these rooms a home. 
G                 C      D                G 
Changing all them diapers polish all that chrome. 
C          D                     G    
Cmon, baby, spend the night with me 


G              Em        C                G           
All around the schoolyard playing all the games 
G                 Em            C                       D 
Running, laughing back and forth the kid with two first names 
C               D      C         D    
Stranger in the closet, lock the diary 
G                   C     D             G 
The past is running faster singing harmony 
C          D                     G 
Cmon, baby, spend the night with me 


G              Em     C                     G 
God bless this kitchen said the knick-knack shelf 
G                  Em   C                D 
The dinners almost ready go and wash yourself 
C              D     C                   D 
Jimmys growing up now and wandas growing old 
G                  C      D                        G 
The time is growin shorter the nights are long and cold 
C          D                     G 
Cmon, baby, spend the night with me 


G               Em    C                   G 
Sneaking in the closet and through the diary 
G                  Em        C                     D 
Now, dont you know all he saw was all there was to see 
C                  D    C                  D 
The whole town saw jimmy on the six oclock news 
G                      C       D                     G 
His brains were on the sidewalk and blood was on his shoes 
C          D                     G 
Cmon, baby, spend the night with me 
C          D                     G 
Cmon, baby, spend the night with me 

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