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Safety Joe  John Prine

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[G]    [C]    [D]     [G]                        
[G]Well, he never got too lonely
[C]And he never got too sad
[D]But he never got too happy
[C]And that's what's just too [G]bad
[G]He never reached much further
[C]Than his lonely arms would go
[D]He wore a seatbelt around his heart
And they called him Safety [G]Joe
Chorus:
[G]Safety Joe
Safety [C]Joe
[G]What do you say?
What do you [D]know?
If you don't [G]loosen up the buckle
On your heart [C]heart and start to chuckle
You're [D]gonna die of boredom
Safety [G]Joe


[G]Now Joe he lived in Baltimore
[C]'Cause New York was too darn fast
[D]He sometimes went down to Washington
Just to [C]view our nation's [G]past
[G]He never ate his vegetables
[C]Cause they were just too darn chewy
[D]And he never climbed much higher
Than the arch in old St. [G]Louis
(Repeat Chorus 2x)


[G]Joe gradually grew meaner
[C]By not changin' his demeanor
[D]But he never did nothin'
Too much for too [G]long
[G]Therefore his life never got much richer
[C]Than the day they took that picture
[D]In his birthday suit on the day that he was [G]born.
(Repeat Chorus)


You're [D]gonna die of boredom
Safety [G]Joe
That's golden

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