HELLO IN THERE

John Prine

 CDmGCDmG
        We had an apartment in the city,
 CDmG
 Me and Loretta liked living there.
 Cmaj7CF
 It'd been years since the kids had grown,
 CsusCG
A life of their own and left us alone.
 CDmG
 John and Linda live in Omaha,
 CDmG
 And Joe is somewhere on the road.
 Cmaj7F
 We lost Davy in the Korean war,
 CsusCG
And still don't know what for, don't matter anymore.
 BbC
 Ya know old trees just grow stronger,
 BbC
 And old rivers grow wilder ev'ry day.
 EmF
 Old people just grow lonesome
 CsusGC
Waiting for someone to say, "Hello in there, hello."
Me and Loretta, we don't talk much more,
She sits and stares through the back door screen.
And all the news just repeats itself
Like some forgotten dream that we've both seen.
Someday I'll go and call up Rudy,
We worked together at the factory.
But what could I say if asks "What's new?"
Nothing, what's with you? Nothing much to do.
Ya know old trees just grow stronger,
And old rivers grow wilder ev'ry day.
Old people just grow lonesome
Waiting for someone to say, "Hello in there, hello."
So if you're walking down the street sometime
And spot some hollow ancient eyes,
Please don't just pass 'em by and stare
As if you didn't care, say, "Hello in there, hello."
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Corrected by pschlehr. View original
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pschlehr (report comment to admin):
I changed "old rivers grow wilder" to "old rivers grow wider" which is the correct lyric.