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Lyr/Chords Req: The Bottomless Lake (John Prine)

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ENDLESS HOLE
HELLO IN THERE
LET'S TALK DIRTY IN HAWAIIAN
PARADISE or Muhlenberg County
PLEASE DON'T BURY ME
YOUR FLAG DECAL WON'T GET YOU INTO HEAVEN ANYMORE


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Nikki Hershberger (neh9w@bethelks.edu) 11 Oct 99 - 12:50 AM
campfire 11 Oct 99 - 12:53 AM
Nathan in Texas 11 Oct 99 - 12:34 PM
Stewie 11 Oct 99 - 06:43 PM
Nikki Hershberger (neh9w@bethelks.edu) 11 Oct 99 - 07:42 PM
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Subject: An unknown Greg Brown song
From: Nikki Hershberger (neh9w@bethelks.edu)
Date: 11 Oct 99 - 12:50 AM

Here's the chorus of the song; can anyone help me out with the verses?

We are fallin' down, Down to the bottom of a hole in the ground, Smoke 'em if ya got 'em. I'm so scared I can hardly breathe, I might never see my sweetheart again.

If anyone can help me with this one, or point me toward any other good songs of Greg's, I would be most appreciative!

Nikki


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: An unknown Greg Brown song
From: campfire
Date: 11 Oct 99 - 12:53 AM

Nikki - Try the Greg Brown Web page at:

http://www.wing.net/gbrown/index.html?

I don't know if they have the song you're looking for, but there is a lot of good info there

campfire


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Subject: ADD: Bottomless Lake (John Prine)
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 11 Oct 99 - 12:34 PM

You're not finding it because it's not Greg Brown, it's John Prine.

The Bottomless Lake
(John Prine)

Intro (Capo on 3rd Fret):
[C] [G] [D] [G]
[C] [G] [D] [G]

[G]Here's the story of a man and his family
And a b[D]ig trip that they to[G]ok
Well, I heard all about in a restaurant
And I r[A]ead it in a history bo[D]ok
They r[C]ented a car at the E[G]rie Canal
But the car didn't have no br[C]ake
Said Ma to Pa "My G[G]od this car"
"Is gonna f[D]all into the Bottomless L[G]ake"
[C] [G] [D] [G]

[G]Well, Mama turned to Daddy with a pale face
Said "I've d[D]one something horribly wr[G]ong"
"Well, the waters still runnin' in the bathtub"
And I th[A]ink I left the kitchen light [D]on"
Then I he[C]ard a crash the c[G]ar when splash
And the compass rolled around and ar[C]ound
Oh, for Heaven's Sake! We f[G]ell in a lake
And I th[D]ink we're all gonna dr[G]own

Chorus:
We are fa[D]lling down
Down to the bottom of a h[G]ole in the ground
Smoke 'em if you got 'em
I'[C]m so scared I can ha[G]rdly breathe
I may n[D]ever see my sweatheart ag[G]ain
[C]Play once after first verse [G] [D] [G]
[C] [G] [D] [G]

[G]There was plenty of food in the backseat
And the wi[D]ndows were rolled up ti[G]ght
So we all nibbled on a chicken leg
Told st[A]ories 'way thru' the n[D]ight
We[C]ll, Pa told one that he t[G]old before
And the baby got a bellya[C]che
Said Ma to Pa "My G[G]od this car"
"Falling d[D]own a Bottomless L[G]ake"

Repeat Chorus:

[G]Poppa played the music on the radio
M[D]ama rocked the baby to sl[G]eep
He said he would've taken the other road
But he di[A]dn't think the lake was that d[D]eep
Well, if the f[C]erry been there at the [G]end of the pier
We'd be half way to Uncle Ja[C]ke's
Instead of looking at fish out the w[G]indow I wish
We'd hit the bo[D]ttom of the Bottomless L[G]ake
'Stead of lo[C]oking at fish out the wi[G]ndow I wish
We'd hit the b[D]ottom of the Bottomless L[G]ake

Repeat Chorus:

[G]So if you're ever goin' on a big trip
Ya be[D]tter be careful out th[G]ere
Start everything on you good foot
And [A]wear clean u[D]nderwear
T[C]ake along a Bible in the ba[G]ckseat
Read of David and Solo[C]mon
For if you make a mistake in the Bottomless L[G]ake
You may ne[D]ver see your sweetheart ag[G]ain
If you sh[C]ould make a mistake in the Bot[G]tomless Lake
You may ne[D]ver see your sweetheart a[G]gain
If you sh[C]ould make a mistake in the Bot[G]tomless Lake
You may n[D]ever see your sweetheart ag[G]ain
[C] [G] [D] [G]
[C] [G] [D] [G] [D] [G]


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: An unknown Greg Brown song
From: Stewie
Date: 11 Oct 99 - 06:43 PM

Nikki, if you want the Prine reference, it's on 'Aimless Love' Oh Boy Records.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: An unknown Greg Brown song
From: Nikki Hershberger (neh9w@bethelks.edu)
Date: 11 Oct 99 - 07:42 PM

Thanks, Nathan. I haven't heard a recording of this song for years...my dad had it on a tape of a tape and I guess my youthful ears somehow mixed up Greg's mellifluous bass with John's picturesque, piquant tenor. Oh well. I've got a lot to learn. Thanks again for the lyrics and chords!


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