Safety Joe - John Prine

Tabbed by: Dave S. Email: Dlgibson@netscape.com
Tuning: Standard
Artist: John Prine Album: Fair & Square Year: 2005
Intro: G C D C G 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 G 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 C G 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 D G 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

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