With Pen In Hand chords by Bobby Goldsboro
`With Pen in Hand` is a song written by Bobby Goldsboro, which was a hit for several artists in the late 1960s and the 1970s. The songs lyrics address the subjects of divorce and losing custody of ones child, and are sung from the perspective of the parent who expects to be losing custody of their child, as they make a final plea to their spouse to reconcile before the divorce is finalized.
- Tuning: Standard tuning
- Difficulty: Novice
With Pen In Hand Bobby Goldsboro Intro AA Amaj7Amaj7 F#mF#m AA/EE DD/EE (walk down to) AA EE AA Amaj7Amaj7 EmEm A7A7 With pen in hand you signed your name Dmaj7Dmaj7 C#mC#m Bm7Bm7 E7E7 Today at five I`ll be on that train AA EE/G#G# F#m7F#m7 C#m7C#m7 DD/EE And you`ll be free and I will be alone AA/EE E7E7 So alone AA Amaj7Amaj7 EmEm A7A7 If you think we can`t find the love we once knew DD F#mF#m Bm7Bm7 DD If you think I can`t make everything up to you AA EE F#mF#m C#mC#m E7E7 AA/EE Then I`ll be gone and you`ll be on your own E7E7 (Walk up) You`ll be on your own AA Amaj7Amaj7 Em7Em7 A7A7 Can you take good care of Johnny DD AA Bm7Bm7 EE Can you take him to school everyday AA Amaj7Amaj7 Can you teach him how to catch a fish F#mF#m E6E6 DD Bm7Bm7 E7E7 And keep all those bullies away hear what I say AA Amaj7Amaj7 Em7Em7 AA Can you teach him how to whistle a tune Dmaj7Dmaj7 F#mF#m Bm7Bm7 AA Can you tell him about the man in the moon Amaj7Amaj7 EE F#mF#m C#m7C#m7 DD/EE If you can do these things then maybe he won`t miss me EE (walk up) Maybe he won`t miss me AA EE Em7Em7 AA And tonight as you lay in that big lonely bed DD F#mF#m BmBm AA Can you look at the pillow where I laid my head EE F#mF#m C#mC#m With your heart on fire will you have no desire DD/EE EE (Walk down) To kiss me and to hold me AA EE Em7Em7 AA (walk up) And if you can forget the good times we had DD F#mF#m Bm7Bm7 AA/EE If you think that the good times won`t outweigh the bad EE AA EE F#m7F#m7 E6E6 DD/EE Then sign your name and I`ll be on my way AA/EE E7E7 (walk Down) AA I`ll be on my way ummm umm C#m7C#m7 Em7Em7 A7A7 (walk up) DD F#mF#m Bm7Bm7 EE AA (fades quickly) ummm mmmmm ummm ummm mmm mmm ummm mmm