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John Prine

Taking a Walk(Chords)

John Prine

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A man came to our house 
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I believe it was yesterday 
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I would have invited him in 
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But I didn't have a lot to say 

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His anticipation, of me opening the door 
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Outweighed my apprehension, as it never had before 
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And drove my concentration, right through that hardwood floor 
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Ooo-ooh  a-ha 

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I'm taking a walk 
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I'm going outside 
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I'm taking a walk 
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I'm just getting by 

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There's a girl in the white house 
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I don't even know her name 
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Her disheveled appearance 
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Speaks volumes of shame 

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It's an embarrassing situation, but a situation just the same 
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The way she walks on others, and never takes the blame 
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Upsets my constitution, beyond its moral frame 
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Ooo-ooh  a-ha 

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I'm taking a walk 
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I'm going outside 
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I'm watching the birds 
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I'm just getting by 

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Found a card in the pocket 
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Of my worn out overalls 
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From a girl in Cedar Rapids 
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Now residing in Idaho Falls 

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I wish you could have been there, when she opened up the door 
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And looked me in the face, like she never did before 
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I felt about as welcome, as a Wal-Mart Superstore 
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Ooo-ooh  a-ha 

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I'm taking a walk 
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I'm going outside 
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I'm taking a walk 
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I don't need a ride 

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I'm watching the birds 
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Flying so high 
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I?m just getting by 
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I?m just getting by 
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