The Great Compromise chords - John Prine

John Prine Lyrics


            The Great Compromise
By John Prine



Capo 5


G                                             C                           G
I knew a girl who was almost a lady she had a way with all the men in her life
      D                                      C                      G
Every inch of her blossoms in beauty she was born on the Fourth of July
         G                                          C                      G
Well she lived in an aluminum house trailer and she worked in a juke-box saloon
      D                                        C                      G
She’d spent all the money I'd give her just to see the old man in the moon


Chorus:
          G
I used to sleep at the foot of old glory
    C                         G
And awake by the dawn’s early light
         C                     G                         
But much to my surprise when I opened my eyes
D G I was a victim of the great compromise We used to go out on Saturday evening to the drive in on route Forty One And it was there that I first discovered she was doin' what she'd already done She said "Johnny, would you get me some popcorn” and she knew I had to walk pretty far And as soon as I passed through the moonlight she'd hopped into a foreign sports car Chorus Well you know, I could'a beat up that fella but it was her that had hopped into his car As many times as I'd fought to protect her but this time she's goin' too far And some folks call me a coward cause I left her at the drive in that night But I d'ruther have names thrown at me than to fight for a thing that aint right Chorus Well she writes all the fellas love letters sayin' please come and see me real soon And they go and line up in the bar-room to spend a night in that sick woman’s room But sometimes I get awful lonesome and I wish she were my girl instead But she won't let me live with her and she makes me live in my head Chorus


John Prine Chords & Tabs List

  1. 'til A Tear Becomes A Rose Chords
  2. Aimless Love Chords
  3. Aint Hurtin Nobody Chords
  4. All Night Blue Chords
  5. All The Best Chords
  6. All The Way With You Chords
  7. Angel From Montgomery Chords
  8. Automobile Chords
  9. Aw Heck Chords
  10. Be My Friend Tonight Chords
  11. Bear Creek Blues Chords
  12. Big Fat Love Chords
  13. Blow Up Your T V Chords
  14. Blue Umbrella Chords
  15. Bottomless Lake Chords
  16. Bruised Orange (chain Of Sorrow) Chords
  17. Christmas In Prison Chords
  18. Crazy As A Loon Chords
  19. Daddy's Little Pumpkin Chords
  20. Day Is Done Chords
  21. Dear Abby Chords
  22. Dear John Chords
  23. Dear John ( I Sent Your Saddle Home) Chords
  24. Donald And Lydia Chords
  25. Dont Bury Me Chords
  26. Everybody Wants To Feel Like You Chords
  27. Far Far From Me Chords
  28. Fish & Whistle Chords
  29. Flag Decal Chords
  30. Flashback Blues Chords
  31. Glory Of True Love Chords
  32. Glory Of True Love 2 Chords
  33. Grandpa Was a Carptenter Chords
  34. Great Compromise Chords
  35. He Forgot It Was Sunday Chords
  36. Hello In There Chords
  37. Humidity Built The Snowman Chords
  38. I Hate It When That Happens To Me Chords
  39. I Know One Chords
  40. I Love You So Much, It Hurts Chords
  41. Illegal Smile Chords
  42. In Spite Of Ourselves Chords
  43. It's A Big Old Goofy World Chords
  44. Its A Cheating Situation Chords
  45. Jesus The Missing Years Chords
  46. Lake Marie Chords
  47. Lets Talk Dirty In Hawiian Chords
  48. Linda Goes To Mars Chords
  49. Long Monday Chords
  50. Long Monday (2) Chords
  51. Milwaukee Here I Come Chords
  52. Morning Train Chords
  53. My Darling Home Town Chords
  54. Name A Drink After You Chords
  55. New Train Chords
  56. One Red Rose Chords
  57. Paradise Chords
  58. People Puttin' People Down Chords
  59. Picture Show Chords
  60. Please Dont Bury Me Chords
  61. Quiet Man Chords
  62. Quit Hollerin' At Me Chords
  63. Saddle In The Rain Chords
  64. Safety Joe Chords
  65. Sam Stone Chords
  66. Same Thing Happened To Me Chords
  67. She Is My Everything Chords
  68. Six O'clock News Chords
  69. Slow Boat To China Chords
  70. So Sad (to Watch Good Love Go Bad) Chords
  71. Some Humans Ain't Human Chords
  72. Souvineers Chords
  73. Spanish Pipedream Chords
  74. Speed The Sound Of Loneliness Chords
  75. Storm Windows Chords
  76. Take A Look At My Heart Chords
  77. Taking A Walk Chords
  78. That's The Way The World Goes Round (correct) Chords
  79. The Accident Chords
  80. The Blue Umbrella. Chords
  81. The Bottomless Lake Chords
  82. The Frying Pan Chords
  83. The Great Compromise Chords
  84. The Hobo Song Chords
  85. The Moon Is Down Chords
  86. The Oldest Baby In The World Chords
  87. The Other Side Of Town Chords
  88. The Picture Show Chords
  89. This Love Is Real Chords
  90. Unwed Fathers Chords
  91. We Are The Lonely Chords
  92. Yes I Guess They Oughta Name A Drink After You Chords
  93. You Got Gold Chords
  94. You Never Even Called Me By My Name Chords
  95. Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore Chords