Indigo Girls – John chords

Chords:
Left handed
Transpose:
John - Beauty Queen Sister - 2011

(words & music by Emily Saliers)


capo on third fret, standard tuning

G DJohn knows to prune the crepe myrtles
F EmBefore it is their season
G DBefore the weather freezes
F EmHe blows the pipe lines clean
Em C G DHe worked for the fire department
Am DUntil his injury
G DNow he puts out the fires
Am D GFor the girl from the city
His family's from these parts Before the white men got there Grows field corn on his lot Keeps the road and dead trees cleared
Em C G DHe leaves a pile of brushwood
Em C G DFor me to burn, it burns so pretty
John's work is never done Helping the girl out from the city
Bm C GHis mama goes to the local Baptist church
Bm C GHis daddy's buried there
Bm C DHis daddy did two tours of duty
Em C As a gunner in the war
FAnd was the first
EmTo greet and treat me like a neighbor
John brings the country to me The girl from the city John knows that he could make a killing Selling rights to fish the trout To rich city men who come in Grilling and swilling So he'd rather do without Still he opens up the gates for me Atlanta groceries in my SUV Doesn't take to waste or finery But takes the girl in from the city His mama goes to the local Baptist churc His daddy's buried there His daddy did two tours of duty As a gunner in the war And was the first To greet and treat me like a neighbor John brings the country to me The girl from the city And he kindly tolerates The wanderer in me Who wishes she were from Somewhere she would rather be Planting tender shoots Along a rushing stream Welt everybody has a dream The girl from the city
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