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Illegal Smile Chords

Capo: 5th fret
[Intro]
    G
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|
D|----0---0----0--0----0--0----0---|
A|--------------2-------2-------2--|
E|--3---3---2h3--3--2h3--3--2h3--3-|

[Verse 1]
    G              D        C        
When I woke up this mornin',   things 
             G
were lookin' bad
C                   G               D  
 seemed like total silence was the 
     C      G
only friend I had
D                   C               
 a bowl of oatmeal tried to stare 
 G       C   G
me down... and won
          D                       
and it was twelve o'clock before I 
C                   G      C  G
realized that I was havin' no fun

[Pre-Chorus]
       D                 G             
Ah, but fortunately... I have the key to
   C     D   G
escape reality

[Chorus] (Change to 3/4 time, and slow 
down to 130 bpm)
           C                      
and you may see me tonight with an 
G
illegal smile
        D                      G
it don't cost very much, but it lasts a 
long while
         C                            
won't you please tell the man I didn't 
G
kill anyone
        D              C            G  
no I was just tryin' to have me some fun
C G C G  C

[Instrumental] (Change back to 4/4 time,
speed up to 160 bpm)
G   G   G   G

[Verse 2]
    G                 D         C      
last time I checked my bankroll,   well 
              G
it was gettin' thin
   C                       G         
sometimes it seems like the bottom is 
   D    C          G
the only place I've been
D                  C            
 chased a rainbow down a 
 G         C    G
one-way street... dead end
   D                     C         
and all my friends turned out to be 
 G       C    G
insurance salesmen

[Pre-Chorus]
       D                 G             
Ah, but fortunately... I have the key to
   C     D  G
escape reality

[Chorus] (Change to 3/4 time, and slow 
down to 130 bpm)
           C                      
and you may see me tonight with an 
G
illegal smile
        D                      G
it don't cost very much, but it lasts a 
long while
         C                            
won't you please tell the man I didn't 
G
kill anyone
        D              C            G  
no I was just tryin' to have me some fun
C G C G  C

[Instrumental] (Change back to 4/4 time,
speed up to 160 bpm)
G   G   G   G

[Verse 3]
       G              D       C      
Well, I sat down in my closet    with 
          G
all my overalls
    C              G                
just tryin' to get away from all the 
D      C        G
ears inside the walls
D                  C                  
dreamed the police heard everything I 
G          C    G
thought... what then?
      D                     C       
well I went to court and the judge's 
    G   C   G
name was Hoffman

[Pre-Chorus]
       D                 G             
Ah, but fortunately... I have the key to
   C     D  G
escape reality

[Chorus] (Change to 3/4 time, and slow 
down to 130 bpm)
           C                      
and you may see me tonight with an 
G
illegal smile
        D                      G
it don't cost very much, but it lasts a 
long while
         C                            
won't you please tell the man I didn't 
G
kill anyone
        D              C            G  
no I was just tryin' to have me some fun
  C     G     C      G    C            
 (well done, hot-dog bun, my sister's a
G
nun)
Tags: easy guitar chords, song lyrics, John Prine
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