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In Spite of Ourselves - John Prine

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John Prine with Iris DeMent

Intro / Verse:
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   C               C           C               C
    _ _ _   _           _       _ _ _   _           _ _
   | | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | |
e|-3-0---0-------|-------0---|-3-0---0-------|-------0---|
B|-----------3---|-1-1-3-----|-----------3---|-1-1-3-----|
G|---------------|-----------|---------------|-----------|
D|-----2-------2-|---2-----2-|-----2-------2-|---2-----2-|
A|-3-------3-----|-3---3-----|-3-------3-----|-3---3-----|
E|---------------|-----------|---------------|-----------|

     F             F             C               C
      _       _     _     _ _     _ _ _   _           _ _ _
     | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|---------------|-------------|---0---0-------|-------0---0-|
B|-----1---1-----|---3---1-3---|-3---------3---|-1-1-3-------|
G|-0h2---------2-|-------------|---------------|-------------|
D|-------3---3---|-----3-----3-|-----2-------2-|---2-----2---|
A|---------------|-------------|-3-------3-----|-3---3-------|
E|---1-----1-----|-1-----1-----|---------------|-------------|
  <--use thumb for bass notes-->

   G               G               G
    _ _ _   _       _ _ _   _         _   _ 
   | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|---------------|-0-------------|-3---3-------|
B|---3---0-------|---3---0-------|---------0---|
G|-----------0---|-----------0---|-------------|
D|-----0-------0-|-----0-------0-|---0-------0-|
A|---------------|---------------|-------------|
E|-3-------3-----|-3-------3-----|-3-----3-----|

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


Verse 1 (John Prine):
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C                   C
She don't like her eggs all runny
C                        C
She thinks crossin' her legs is funny
F                  F
She looks down her nose at money
    C                   C
She gets it on like the Easter Bunny
G              G
She's my baby I'm her honey
    G                   C      C
I'm never gonna let her go


Verse 2 (Iris DeMent):
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He ain't got laid in a month of Sundays
I caught him once and he was sniffin' my undies
He ain't too sharp but he gets things done
Drinks his beer like it's oxygen
He's my baby and I'm his honey
Never gonna let him go           In spite of...


Chorus (John Prine & Iris DeMent):
------

   F                           C
        _   _         _   _         _   _         _   _ 
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|-----------1-|-----------1-|-----------1-|-----------1-|
G|-------2-----|-------2-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|
D|---3---------|---3---------|---2-----2---|---2-----2---|
A|-3---3---3---|-3---3---3---|-3---3-------|-3---3-------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
   ourselves, we'll end up a'sittin' on a rainbow    Against all

   G                           C
        _   _         _   _         _   _         _   _ 
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|-----------0-|-----------0-|-----------1-|-----------1-|
G|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|
D|---0-----0---|---0-----0---|---2-----2---|---2-----2---|
A|-------------|-------------|-3---3-------|-3---3-------|
E|-3---3-------|-3---3-------|-------------|-------------|
  odds, honey, we're the big door prize     We're gonna to

   F                           C
        _   _         _   _         _   _         _   _ 
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|-----------1-|-----------1-|-----------1-|-----------1-|
G|-------2-----|-------2-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|
D|---3---------|---3---------|---2-----2---|---2-----2---|
A|-3---3---3---|-3---3---3---|-3---3-------|-3---3-------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
  spite noses, right off of our faces              There won't be 

   C             G             C
        _   _         _   _         _   _         _   _ 
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|-----------1-|-----------0-|-----------1-|-----------1-|
G|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|
D|---2-----2---|---0-----0---|---2-----2---|---2-----2---|
A|-3---3-------|-------------|-3---3-------|-3---3-------|
E|-------------|-3---3-------|-------------|-------------|
   nothin', but big old hearts, dancin' in our eyes


Solo: F, F, C, C, F, F, C, C, F, F, C, C, C, G, C, C


Verse 3 (John Prine):
-------

She thinks all my jokes are corny
Convict movies make her horny
She likes ketchup on her scrambled eggs
Swears like a sailor when shaves her legs
She takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
I'm never gonna let her go


Verse 4 (Iris DeMent):
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He's got more balls than a big brass monkey
He's a wacked out weirdo and a love bug junkie
Sly as a fox and crazy as a loon
Payday comes and he's howlin' at the moon
He's my baby I don't mean maybe
Never gonna let him go           In spite of...


Chorus (John Prine & Iris DeMent):
------

In spite of ourselves, we'll end up a'sittin' on a rainbow
Against all odds, honey, we're the big door prize
We're gonna spite our noses, right off of our faces
There won't be nothin', but big old hearts, dancin' in our eyes

In spite of ourselves, we'll end up a'sittin' on a rainbow
Against all odds, honey, we're the big door prize
We're gonna spite our noses, right off of our faces
There won't be nothin', but big old hearts, dancin' in our eyes
There won't be nothin' but big old hearts, dancin' in our eyes

Inspite of ourselves
        
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In Spite of Ourselves - John Prine




In Spite of Ourselves - John Prine
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 4/17/2020
Updated: 7/5/2020
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In Spite of Ourselves

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In Spite of Ourselves - John Prine
In Spite of Ourselves

In Spite of Ourselves is John Prine's tribute to the music he grew up with -- good country songs written by folks like Roger Miller and Jack Clement. It is, at the same time, a golden opportunity for him to collaborate with some of his all-time favorite female vocalists. In the liner notes booklet, Prine tells the story: "I made a list of my favorite girl singers and the first nine I called said 'yes.' I nearly fell over." One of Prine's favorites is Iris DeMent, and her unique vocals grace four of the tracks here, including "(We're Not) The Jet Set," "We Could," and Prine's lone songwriting appearance, "In Spite of Ourselves," a song written for the upcoming Billy Bob Thornton film, Daddy & Them, in which Prine appears

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