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Angel from Montgomery - John Prine
Angel from Montgomery - John Prine ( 5 )
 Standard Tuning - 4/4 Time
 Audio File From willc's Music Library
Intro:
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   G   C     G   C     G   C
         
   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|-3---0---|-3---0---|-3---0---|
B|-0---1---|-0---1---|-0---1---|
G|-0---0---|-0---0---|-0---0---|
D|-0---2---|-0---2---|-0---2---|
A|-2---3---|-2---3---|-2---3---|
E|-3-------|-3-------|-3-------|

   G       C     G   C     G   C
        _
   |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|-5br-5-3-----|-3---0---|-3---0---|
B|---------5-3-|-----1---|-0---1---|
G|-------------|-----0---|-0---0---|
D|-------------|-----2---|-0---2---|
A|-------------|-----3---|-2---3---|
E|-------------|---------|-3-------|


Verse:
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Electric Guitar:
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   G         C

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

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

  G          C       * D               [G   Am7/G]
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                    [G   Am7/G]
This old house would have burnt down a long time ago

* Lick:
  ----
    D          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---|


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   rodeo

   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         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---|
 To believe in this 
        living is just a  hard way to go

   G           G  Am7/G  G  Am7/G
                                _
   |   | | |   | | | |   | | | | |
e|-3-5s7s7-5-|-3---3---|-3---------|
B|-0---------|-----1---|-0---0-----|
G|-0-5s7---5-|-4---0---|-0-----2-0-|
D|-0---------|-----2---|-0---------|
A|-2---------|-----0---|-2---------|
E|-3---------|-----3---|-3---------| next verse..


Outro:
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   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---|

   G           G  Am7/G  G
                                _
   |   | | |   | | | |   | | | | |
e|-3-5s7s7-5-|-3---3---|-3---------|
B|-0---------|-----1---|-0---------|
G|-0-5s7---5-|-4---0---|-0---------|
D|-0---------|-----2---|-0---------|
A|-2---------|-----0---|-2---------|
E|-3---------|-----3---|-3---------|


*:·..·:*¨¨*:·..·:*¨¨*


Lyrics and Chords
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Verse 1:
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  G           C         G          C
I am an old woman named after my mother
  G           C         D             [G   Am7/G]
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                   [G   Am7/G]
This old house would have burnt down a long time ago


Chorus:
------

G           F          C         G
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
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
G                  C             D         [G   Am7/G]
To believe in this living is just hard way to go
G     [G  Am7/G]    [G  Am7/G]
...

Verse 2:
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When I was a young girl
Well, I had me a cowboy
He weren't much to look at
Just a free ramblin' man

Verse 3:
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But that was a long time
And no matter how I tried
The years just flowed by
Like a broken down dam

Chorus

Verse 4:
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There's flies in the kitchen
I can hear 'em there buzzin'
And I ain't done nothing
Since I woke up today

Verse 5:
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How the hell can a person
Go to work in the morning
Then come home in the evening
And have nothing to say?

Chorus

Outro
        
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Angel from Montgomery - John Prine

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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".

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Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 11/20/2017
Updated: 2/10/2020
Audio: willc's Music Library
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Genre: Country