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Angel from Montgomery - John Prine

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 Standard Tuning - 4/4 Time
 Audio File: willc's Music Library
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Intro:
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 [ G      C   ][ G      C   ][ G      C    ]

   G      C      G      C      G      C
e|-5br-5-3-----|-3-----------|-------------|
B|---------5-3-|-------------|-------------|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|

Verses:
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Electric Guitar:

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

     G           C         G                C
1. I am an old woman named after my mother
2. When I was a young girl well, I had me a cowboy
3. There's flies in the kitchen I can hear 'em there buzzing

   G          C         D                G   Am7/G
e|-3--------|-0-------|-10s--8---7---3-|-3----3---|
B|-0--------|-1-------|----------------|------1---|
G|-0--------|-0-------|-11s--9---7---5-|-4----0---|
D|-0--------|-2-------|----------------|------2---|
A|-2--------|-3-------|----------------|------0---|
E|-3--------|---------|----------------|------3---|
1. My old man is another child that's grown old
2. He weren't much to look at, just free rambling man
3. And I ain't done nothing since I woke up today.

   G             C             G                C
1. If dreams were  lightning and thunder was desire
2. But that was a long time and no matter how I try
3. How the hell can a person go to work in the morning?

   G          C         D                G   Am7/G
e|-3--------|-0-------|-10s--8---7---3-|-3----3---|
B|-0--------|-1-------|----------------|------1---|
G|-0--------|-0-------|-11s--9---7---5-|-4----0---|
D|-0--------|-2-------|----------------|------2---|
A|-2--------|-3-------|----------------|------0---|
E|-3--------|---------|----------------|------3---|
1. This old house would have burnt down a long time ago [play Chorus]
2. The years just flow by like a broken down dam.       [play Chorus]
3. Come home in the evening and have nothing to say?    [play Chorus]


Chorus:
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   G           F             C      G
e|-3---------|-1--pb3r-1-3-|-0----|-3---10s-8-7-|
B|-0---------|-1-----------|-1----|-0-----------|
G|-0---------|-2-----------|-0----|-0---11s-9-7-|
D|-0---------|-3-----------|-2----|-0-----------|
A|-2---------|-3-----------|-3----|-2-----------|
E|-3---------|-1-----------|------|-3-----------|
Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery

G          F            C         | G    Am7/G  |
Make me a poster of an old   ro-de-o

   G           F             C      G
e|-3---------|-1--pb3r-1-3-|-0----|-3---10s-8-7-|
B|-0---------|-1-----------|-1----|-0-----------|
G|-0---------|-2-----------|-0----|-0---11s-9-7-|
D|-0---------|-3-----------|-2----|-0-----------|
A|-2---------|-3-----------|-3----|-2-----------|
E|-3---------|-1-----------|------|-3-----------|
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to

G                    C
To believe in this living...

   C         D         G  Am7/G
e|---------|-8--7--3-|-3---3---|
B|---------|---------|-----1---|
G|---------|-9--7--5-|-4---0---|
D|---------|---------|-----2---|
A|---------|---------|-----0---|
E|---------|---------|-----3---|
is just a hard way to  go

   G             G Am7/G   G   Am7/G
e|-3--5s7s-7-5-|-3---3---|-3---------|
B|-0-----------|-----1---|-0---0-----|
G|-0--5s7s---5-|-4---0---|-0-----2-0-|
D|-0-----------|-----2---|-0---------|
A|-2-----------|-----0---|-2---------|
E|-3-----------|-----3---|-3---------| [play next Verse]


Outro:
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             D         G  Am7/G
e|-3-------|-8--7--3-|-3---3---|
B|-0-------|---------|-----1---|
G|-0-------|-9--7--5-|-4---0---|
D|-0-------|---------|-----2---|
A|-2-------|---------|-----0---|
E|-3-------|---------|-----3---|

   G             G Am7/G   G
e|-3--5s7s-7-5-|-3---3---|-3---------|
B|-0-----------|-----1---|-0---------|
G|-0--5s7s---5-|-4---0---|-0---------|
D|-0-----------|-----2---|-0---------|
A|-2-----------|-----0---|-2---------|
E|-3-----------|-----3---|-3---------|
        
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Angel from Montgomery - John Prine




Angel from Montgomery - John Prine
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 11/20/2017
Updated: 2/10/2020
Audio: willc's Music Library
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Angel from Montgomery

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Angel from Montgomery - John Prine
Angel from Montgomery

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.

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