John Prine - Great Compromise Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
2
1
3
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
aD little girl who was almost a lady hGad a way with all the men in Dher life eAvery inch of her blosoms in beauty sGhe was born on the forDth of july and she lived in an aluminum house trailer and she worked in a juke-box saloon and she spent all the money i'd give her just to see the ol' man in the moon

Chorus

ID used to sleep at the foot of old glory aGnd awake in the dawns earlyD light bGut much to my surprise Dwhen i opened my eyes
 A                       D
i was a victim of the great compromise
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we used to go out on saturday evening to the drive in on route fourty one and it was there that I first discovered she was doin' what she'd already done she said 'johny would you get me some popcorn and she knew i had to walk pretty far and as soon as i walked through the moonlight she'd hopped into a foreign sports car

Chorus

and you know, i could'a beat up that fella but it was her that hopped in to his car as many times as i'd fought to protect her well this time she'd gone too far and some folks call me a coward 'cause i left her at the drive in that night but i'd rather have names thrown at me than to fight for a thing that aint right

Chorus

now she writes all the fellas love letters sayin' please come and see me real soon and there's a growin' line up in the bar-room to spend a night in that sick womans room and sometimes i get awful lonesome and i wish she were my girl instead but she won't let me live with her she makes me live in my head

Chorus