Perfectly Good Guitar

John Hiatt


Well he threw one down from the top of the stairs
beautiful women were standing everywhere
they all got wet when he smahed that thing
but off in the dark you could hear somebody sing
oh it breaks my heart to see those stars
smashing a perfectly good guitar
I don't know who they think they  are
smashing a perfectly good guitar


it started back in 1963
his momma wouldn't buy him
that new red Harmony
he settled for a Sunburst with a crack
but he's still trying to break his momma's back.


Solo Guitar - Same Chords as intro.

he loved that guitar just like a girlfriend
but every good thing comes to an end
now he just sits in his room all day
whistling every note he ever played

there out to be a law with no bail
smash a guitar and you go to jail
with no chance for early parole
you don't get out till you get some soul


late at night the end of the road
he wishes he still had that old guitar to hold
he'd rock it like a baby in his arms
never let it come to any harm


Corrected by Brian Gockley. View original
Am C D Em G
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