Recorded by Tammy Wynette
Written by Bobby Braddock and Curley Putman
CAPO: 2nd FRET/KEY: D/PLAY: C
[C]Our little boy is four years old and[F]quite a little [C]man
So we spell out the words we don't want [D]him to under-[G7]stand
Like [C]T-O-Y or maybe S-U-[C7]R [F]P-R-[G7]I-S-[C]E
But the [F]words we're hiding [C]from him now
Tear the heart right [G]out of [C]me.
[C]Our D-I-V-O-R-C-[C7]E; [F] becomes [G7]final to-[C]day
Me and little J-O-E [D]will be goin' a-[G7]way
I [C]love you both and it will be pure H-E [F]double [G7]L for [C]me
Oh, I [F]wish that we could [C]stop this D-I-V-O-[G7]R-C-[C]E.
Change to D:
[D]Watch him smile, he thinks it Christmas
[G]Or his 5th Birth-[D]ay
And he thinks C-U-S-O-T-D-Y [E]spells fun or [A7]play
I [D]spell out all the hurtin' [D7]words
And [G]turn my [A7]head when I [D]speak
'Cause [G]I can't spell a-[D]way this hurt
That's drippin' [A]down my [D]cheek.
[D]Our D-I-V-O-R-C-E [D7]; [G] becomes [A7]final to-[D]day
Me and little J-O-E [E]will be goin' a-[A7]way
I [D]love you both and it will be pure H-E [G]double [A7]L for [D]me
Oh, I [G]wish that we could [D]stop this D-I-[A7]V-O-R-C-[D]E.