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John Prine chords for Im telling you

Guitar chords with lyrics

  • Difficulty: Beginner
Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)

How to play the Intro


Intro:

  A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramA augmentedA     A chord diagramA7A7      A chord diagramD MajorD
e|--------0-2-3-2-0---0---2h3-0---0-----------------2---|
A chord diagramBB|----2-3-----------2---3-------2---3-0-------------3---|
A chord diagramG+G|2-2-----------------------------------2-0-2---2-4-2---|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------------------------------------------4---------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------------------|
                                                    I’m tellin’ you,
Intro:
| A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramA augmentedA | A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramA7A7 | A chord diagramD MajorD     | A chord diagramD MajorD     |


Verse 1:
A chord diagramD MajorD                             A chord diagramG+G
I’m tellin’ you, you'd better change your way
     A chord diagramA augmentedA              A chord diagramA7A7               A chord diagramD MajorD
I am tired of being lonely night and day
A chord diagramD MajorD
While around the town you chase
            A chord diagramG+G
There’ll be someone in your place
   A chord diagramA augmentedA                   A chord diagramA7A7
If you don't stop your cheatin'
              A chord diagramD MajorD
I’m a-tellin’ you


Verse 2:
A chord diagramD MajorD                                  A chord diagramG+G
I’m getting wise, so honey, take a tip from me
     A chord diagramA augmentedA               A chord diagramA7A7             A chord diagramD MajorD
I am not the foolish soul I used to be
A chord diagramD MajorD
If you think you’re treatin' me wrong
            A chord diagramG+G
You’ll come home and I’ll be gone
       A chord diagramA augmentedA                A chord diagramA7A7
If you don't straighten out
              A chord diagramD MajorD
I’m a-tellin’ you


Instrumental:
| A chord diagramD MajorD     | A chord diagramD MajorD     | A chord diagramG+G     | A chord diagramG+G     |
| A chord diagramA augmentedA     | A chord diagramA7A7    | A chord diagramD MajorD     | A chord diagramD MajorD     |
| A chord diagramD MajorD     | A chord diagramD MajorD     | A chord diagramG+G     | A chord diagramG+G     |
| A chord diagramA augmentedA     | A chord diagramA7A7    | A chord diagramD MajorD     | A chord diagramD MajorD     |


Outro:
A chord diagramD MajorD                           A chord diagramG+G
The road is long that never takes a turn
        A chord diagramA augmentedA                  A chord diagramA7A7               A chord diagramD MajorD
And the heart is hard that has no chance to yearn
A chord diagramD MajorD
I love you much too much
        A chord diagramG+G
Oh, you big old such and such
        A chord diagramA augmentedA                 A chord diagramA7A7
Now you better straighten out
A chord diagramA7A7            A chord diagramD MajorD
I'm a-tellin' you
A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramA augmentedA                 A chord diagramA7A7
Now you better straighten out
A chord diagramA7A7            D*
I'm a-tellin' you

   D*      A chord diagramD MajorD
e|-5-4-3---2--3-4-5--|
A chord diagramBB|-7-6-5---3--5-6-7--|
A chord diagramG+G|---------2---------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------|

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