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John Prine - When I Get To Heaven (Chord)
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When I Get To heaven.
John Prine.
Album: The Tree Of Forgiveness.

Intro: D

Spoken:

When I get to heaven, I'm gonna shake God's hand,
Thank him for more blessings than one man can stand,
Then I'm gonna get a guitar and start a rock-n-roll band,
Check into a swell hotel, ain't the afterlife grand?

                       A                     D
And then I'm gonna get a cocktail: vodka and ginger ale,
                        G                           D
Yeah, I'm gonna smoke a cigarette that's nine miles long,
                    A                  D
I'm gonna kiss that pretty girl on the tilt-a-whirl,
            G          A       D
'Cause this old man is goin' to town,

D
Then as God as my witness, 
                      G
I'm gettin' back into show business,
G
I'm gonna open up a nightclub, 
A7
Called "The Tree of Forgiveness"
A7                                    D
And forgive everybody ever done me any harm
D
Why I might even invite a few choice critics,
G
Those syphlitic parasitics,
A7                                                    D
Buy 'em a pint of Smithwick's and smother 'em with my charm,

n/c                         A                   D
'Cause then I'm gonna get a cocktail: vodka and ginger ale,
                        G                           D
Yeah, I'm gonna smoke a cigarette that's nine miles long,
                    A                  D
I'm gonna kiss that pretty girl on the tilt-a-whirl,
            G          A        D   A D G D A D G A D
'Cause this old man is goin' to town,

n/c                      G
Yeah when I get to heaven, 
n/c                                      A7
I'm gonna take that wristwatch off my arm,
n/c                                                         D
What are you gonna do with time after you've bought the farm?
n/c                                      G
And then I'm gonna go find my mom and dad,
n/c
And good old brother Doug,
n/c                A                                    D
Well I bet him and cousin Jackie are still cuttin' up a rug,
n/c                              G
I wanna see all my mama's sisters, 
n/c
'Cause that's where all the love starts,
           A7                                       D
I miss 'em all like crazy, bless their little hearts,
n/c                                   G
And I always will remember these words, my daddy said,
n/c
He said, "Buddy, when you're dead, 
n/c                      A7
You're a dead pecker-head"
n/c
I hope to prove him wrong... 
n/c                          D
That is, when I get to heaven,

                            A                   D
'Cause then I'm gonna get a cocktail: vodka and ginger ale,
                        G                           D
Yeah, I'm gonna smoke a cigarette that's nine miles long,
                    A                  D
I'm gonna kiss that pretty girl on the tilt-a-whirl,
            G          A        D   
'Cause this old man is goin' to town,
G          A                   D   A D G A D
Yeah, this old man is goin' to town.

 
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