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Safety Joe

John Prine

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 GCDG

 G
 Well, he never got too lonely
 C
 And he never got too sad
 D
 But he never got too happy
 CG
 And that's what's just too bad
 G
 He never reached much further
 C
 Than his lonely arms would go
 D
 He wore a seatbelt around his heart
 G
And they called him Safety Joe

Chorus:
 G
 Safety Joe
 C
Safety Joe
 G
 What do you say?
 D
What do you know?
 G
If you don't loosen up the buckle
 C
On your heart heart and start to chuckle
 D
You're gonna die of boredom
 G
Safety Joe

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

(Repeat Chorus 2x)

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

(Repeat Chorus)

 D
You're gonna die of boredom
 G
Safety Joe

That's golden

C D G
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