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He Was in Heaven Before He Died  John Prine


He Was in Heaven Before He Died - John Prine

Tabbed by: Dave S.
Tuning: Standard
Artist: John Prine
Album: Great Days: The John Prine Anthology
Year: 1993
[C]There's a rainbow of [F]babies
Draped [G]over the grave[C]yard
Where [F]all the dead [C]sailors
Wait for their [G]brides
And the [C]cold bitter snow
Has [F]strangled each [C]grassblade
Where the [F]salt from their [C]tears
[G]Washed out with the [C]tide
And I [F]smiled on the [C]Wabash
The [G]last time I [C]passed it
Yes I [F]gave her a [C]wink
From the passenger [G]side
And my [C]foot fell asleep
As I [F]swallowed my [C]candy
Knowing [F]he was in [C]heaven
[G]Before he [C]died
Now the [C]harbor's on [F]fire
With the [G]dreams and de[C]sires
Of a [F]thousand young [C]poets
Who failed 'cause they [G]tried
For a [C]rhyme without reason
Floats [F]down to the [C]bottom
Where the [F]scavengers [C]eat 'em
And [G]wash in with the [C]tide
(Repeat Chorus)
The [C]sun can play [F]tricks
With your [G]eyes on the [C]highway
The [F]moon can lay [C]sideways
Till the ocean stands [G]still
But a [C]person can't tell
His [F]best friend he [C]loves him
Till [F]time has stopped [C]breathing
You're [G]alone on the [C]hill
(Repeat Chorus)

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