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Thats the Way that the World Goes Round  John Prine

D[C]id you ever stand and sh[F]iver
[C]While you were st[G]aring [G7]at a r[C]iver[F]?    [C]     [G]     [C]


W[C]ell I know a guy that's got a lot to lose,
He's a p[F]retty nice fellow, but he's kinda confused.
He's got m[C]uscles in his head that ain't never been used,
Thinks he owns half of this t[G]own.[G7]
St[C]arts drinkin' heavy, gets a big red nose.
B[F]eats his old lady with a rubber hose,
then he t[C]akes her out to dinner, and buys her new clothes.
That's the w[G]ay that the world goes 'r[C]ound.
Chorus:
     Th[C]at's the way that the world goes 'round,
     You're [F]up one day, the next you're down,
     It's h[C]alf inch of water, but you think you're gonna drown,
     That's the way that the w[G7]orld goes 'r[C]ound.


I was sittin' in the bathtub, counting my toes,
When the radiator broke, water all froze.
I got stuck in the ice without my clothes,
Naked as the eyes of a clown.

I was crying ice cubes hoping I'd croak,
When the sun come through the window, the ice all broke.
I stood up and laughed; thought it was a joke,
That's the way that the world goes 'round.

Chorus.

Chorus.

Did you ever stand and shiver
While you were staring at a river?

That's the way that the world goes 'round. (repeat...)

Chorus.

That's the way that the world goes 'round,
That's the way that the world goes 'round.


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rdharris55 (report)

JP plays it like this with the capo on the 5th fret. These lyrics aren't too good but the chords are right.