John Prine - Illegal Smile chords

      
Illegal Smile by John Prine

Capo 2nd fret

G D C GWhen I woke up this morning, things were lookin' bad
C G D C Gseemed like total silence was the only friend I had
D C G C Ga bowl of oatmeal tried to stare me down... and won
D C G C Gand it was twelve o'clock before I realized that I was havin' no fun
{chorus}
D G C D G Ah, but fortunately I have the key to escape reality
Change to 3/4 time
C G and you may see me tonight with an illegal smile
D G it don't cost very much, but it lasts a long while
C G won't you please tell the man I didn't kill anyone
D C G C G C G C no I was just tryin' to have me some fun
Change back to 4/4 time
G D C Glast time I checked my bankroll, well it was gettin' thin
C G D C Gsometimes it seems like the bottom is the only place I've been
D C G C Gchased a rainbow down a one-way street... dead end
D C G C Gand all my friends turned out to be insurance salesmen
{chorus}
D G C D G Ah, but fortunately I have the key to escape reality
Change to 3/4 time
C G and you may see me tonight with an illegal smile
D G it don't cost very much, but it lasts a long while
C G won't you please tell the man I didn't kill anyone
D C G C G C G C no I was just tryin' to have me some fun
Change back to 4/4 time
G D C GWell, I sat down in my closet with all my overalls
C G D C Gjust tryin' to get away from all the ears inside the walls
D C G C Gdreamed the police heard everything I thought... what then?
D C G C Gwell I went to court and the judge's name was Hoffman
{chorus}
D G C D G Ah, but fortunately I have the key to escape reality
Change to 3/4 time
C G and you may see me tonight with an illegal smile
D G it don't cost very much, but it lasts a long while
C G won't you please tell the man I didn't kill anyone
D C G C G C G C no I was just tryin' to have me some fun
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