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I Wanna Learn A Love Song  Harry Chapin

I come [Am7]fresh from the street,
[D7]fast on my feet, [C]kinda [Am7]lean and [G]lazy;
not much [Am7]meat on my bones, and a [D7]whole lot alone,
and [C]more than a [Am7]little bit [G]crazy.
The [Dm7/G]old six string was [C]all I had
to [Am7]keep my belly still[Em],
and for [Am7]each full hour [D7]lesson I gave
I got a [C]crisp ten [Am7]dollar bill[G].

VERSE 2
[Am7]She was married for [D7]seven years
to a [C]concrete [Am7]castle [G]king.
She said she [Am7]wanted to learn to [D7]play the guitar
and to [C]hear her [Am7]children [G]sing.
So [Dm7/G]I'd show up about [C]once a week
in my [Am7]faded tight-legged [Em]jeans
with a [Am7]backlog full of [D7]hobo stories
and di[C]lapidated dreams.

CHORUS
She said,[G] "I wanna learn a love song[Am7] full of happy things."
She said,[D] "I wanna learn a love song; won't you [C]let me hear you sing?"
She said, "I[G] wanna learn a love song[Am7], I wanna hear you play."
She said, "I[D] wanna learn a love song be[C]fore you[Am7] go a[G]way."

(The rest of the song is played in the same pattern. VERSE 3 has the same chords as
1, VERSE 4 and VERSE 5 have the same chords as VERSE 2, and the CHORUS chords are all the same.)

VERSE 3
So I tried to teach her a couple of chords
and an easy melody;
but it always turned out she'd rather listen
to my guitar and me.
I could hear her old man laughing in the den,
playing stud poker with the boys
while I sang so soft in the living room,
to scared to make much noise.

VERSE 4
I came one week and the den was dark
and she met me at the door.
And we sat on the couch and we sang and talked
till I could not sing no more.
The silence kept on building,
her eyes grew much too wide;
and I could her both of our heartbeats,
but there was no place to hide.

CHORUS
She said,[G] "I wanna learn a love song[Am7] full of happy things."
She said,[D] "I wanna learn a love song; won't you [C]let me hear you sing?"
She said, "I[G] wanna learn a love song[Am7], I wanna hear you play."
She said, "I[D] wanna learn a love song be[C]fore you[Am7] go a[G]way."

VERSE 5
Well, I guess you know what happened,
God, I never been so clean.
Yes, I feel like I'm working in a Hollywood movie
or living out a good bad dream.
And all them pinup girls in that tinsel world
never touched me like she can;
it took another man's wife in the real world life
to make this boy a man.

CHORUS
She said,[G] "I wanna learn a love song[Am7] full of happy things."
She said,[D] "I wanna learn a love song; won't you [C]let me hear you sing?"
She said, "I[G] wanna learn a love song[Am7], I wanna hear you play."
She said, "I[D] wanna learn a love song be[C]fore you[Am7] go a[G]way."
(l[C]et ring ou[Am7]t)      [G]         [C]    [Am7]
I guess you know I stayed.

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