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Angel from Montgomery - John Prine
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Angel from Montgomery - John Prine  (4/4 )

Intro:
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(G           C ) (G    C) (G    C)
        _   _ 
(G |   | | | | ) (G    C) (G    C)
e|-5br-5-3--------3-|
B|---------5-3------|
G|------------------|
D|------------------|
A|------------------|
E|------------------|


Electric Guitar (at Verses):
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   G         C

   | | | |   | | | |
e|-3-----s-|-7-------|
B|---------|---------|
G|-4-----s-|-7-------|
D|---------|---------|
A|---------|---------|
E|---------|---------|


Verse 1
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G           C     G              C
I am an old woman named after my mother

G             C        D[3/4]        (G   Am7/G )
                        ___
                       |   |   |   |   | |  | |
                   e|-10s--8---7---3-|-3----3---|
                   B|----------------|------1---|
                   G|-11s--9---7---5-|-4----0---|
                   D|----------------|------2---|
                   A|----------------|------0---|
                   E|----------------|------3---|
My old man is another child that's grown old

G               C            G           C
If dreams were lightning and thunder was desire

G        C             D[3/4]        (G   Am7/G )
                        ___
                       |   |   |   |   | |  | |
                   e|-10s--8---7---3-|-3----3---|
                   B|----------------|------1---|
                   G|-11s--9---7---5-|-4----0---|
                   D|----------------|------2---|
                   A|----------------|------0---|
                   E|----------------|------3---|
This old house would have burnt down a long time a go

Chorus:
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G           F           C           G
                                          __ 
                                    | |  |  | |
                                 e|-----10s-8-7-|
                                 B|-------------|
                                 G|-----11s-9-7-|
                                 D|-------------|
                                 A|-------------|
                                 E|-------------|
Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery

G          F            C[3/4]     (G   Am7/G)
Make me a poster of an old   ro-de-o

G              F             C      G
                  __                      __
               | |  |  | |          | |  |  | |
            e|-------------|     e|-----10s-8-7-|
            B|----pb8r-6-8-|     B|-------------|
            G|-------------|     G|-----11s-9-7-|
            D|-------------|     D|-------------|
            A|-------------|     A|-------------|
            E|-------------|     E|-------------|
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to

G                    C
To believe in this living...

             D       (G  Am7/G )(G             Am7/G ) (G   Am7/G)

             |  |  |   | | | |   |  |  |  |   | | | |   |   | | |
          e|-8--7--3-|-3---3---|-3-----7s-5-|-3---3---|-3---------|
          B|---------|-----1---|-0----------|-----1---|-0---0-----|
          G|-9--7--5-|-4---0---|-0-----7s-5-|-5---0---|-0-----2-0-|
          D|---------|-----2---|-0----------|-----2---|-0---------|
          A|---------|-----0---|-2----------|-----0---|-2---------|
          E|---------|-----3---|-3----------|-----3---|-3---------|
is just a hard way to  go

Verse 2:
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G             C                  G        C
When I was a young girl well, I had me a cowboy
G                   C             D[3/4]       (G   Am7/G)
He weren't much to look at, just free rambling man
G                    C       G             C
But that was a long time and no matter how I try
G               C               D         (G   Am7/G)
The years just flow by like a broken down dam.

Chorus:
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G           F         C          G
Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
G          F          C[3/4]  (G   Am7/G)
Make me a poster of an old  rodeo
G              F            C           G      
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
G                  C              D        (G  Am7/G) (G Am7/G) (G Am7/G)
To believe in this living is just a hard way to   go

Verse 3:
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G                     C             G              C
There's flies in the kitchen I can hear 'em there buzzing
G                 C                D[3/4]  (G   Am7/G)
And I ain't done nothing since I woke up today.
G                   C     G                 C
How the hell can a person go to work in the morning?
G                C                 D         (G   Am7/G)
Come home in the evening and have nothing to say?

Chorus:
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G           F         C          G
Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
G          F          C[3/4]  (G   Am7/G)
Make me a poster of an old  rodeo
G              F            C           G
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
G                 C              D        (G  Am7/G) (G Am7/G) (G Am7/G)
To believe in this living is just a hard way to   go
        
 
 
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Song Info  Angel from Montgomery - John Prine
Angel from Montgomery - John Prine
John Prine wrote "Angel from Montgomery" after a friend suggested writing "another song about old people", referring to Prine's song "Hello In There". Although Prine had "said everything I wanted to [about seniors] in 'Hello In There'" he was intrigued by the idea of "a song about a middle-aged woman who feels older than she is...[Eventually] he had this really vivid picture of this woman standing over the dishwater with soap in her hands....She wanted to get out of her house and her marriage and everything. She just wanted an angel to come to take her away from all this". Prine believes he was likely drawn to Montgomery as the song's setting by virtue of being a fan of Hank Williams, who had ties to that city. "Angel from Montgomery" is a concert staple of Hank Williams' granddaughter Holly Williams.

John Prine Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CDLCr0fxOQ

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Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 11/20/2017
Updated: 3/5/2019
Tab By: willc
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Genre: Country
 
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