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Lyr ADD: In Spite of Ourselves (John Prine)

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Subject: Lyr req: In spite of ourselves
From: GUEST,jimmy_cliff@hotmail.com
Date: 23 Oct 00 - 08:35 PM

Little help?


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Subject: Lyr Add: IN SPITE OF OURSELVES (John Prine)
From: Amergin
Date: 24 Oct 00 - 04:19 AM

Is this what you're looking for?

IN SPITE OF OURSELVES
John Prine

She don't like her eggs all runny
She thinks crossing her legs is funny
She looks down her nose at money
She gets it on like the Easter Bunny
She's my baby
I'm her honey
I'm never gonna let her go

He aint got laid in a month of Sundays
I caught him once sniffin' my undies
He ain't real sharp but
he gets things done
He drinks his beer like it's oxygen
He's my baby
I'm his honey
I'm never gonna let him go

In spite of ourselves
We'll end up sittin on a rainbow
Against all odds
Honey, we gonna be the big door prize

We gonna spite the nose
right off of our faces
There wont be nothin'
but big old hearts
dancin' in our eyes

She thinks all my jokes are corney
Convict movies make her horney
She likes ketchup on her scrambled eggs
Swears like a sailor when
she shaves her legs
She takes a lickin'
And keeps on tickin'
I'm never gonna let her go

He's got more balls
than a big brass monkey
He's a whacked out wierdo and
a lovebug junkie
Sly as a fox and crazy as a loon
Payday comes and he's howlin' at the moon
He's my baby
I don't mean maybe
I'm never gonna let him go

In spite of ourselves
We'll end up sittin on a rainbow
Against all odds
Honey, we gonna be the big door prize

We gonna spite the nose
right off of our faces
There wont be nothin' but big old hearts
dancin' in our eyes

In spite of ourselves


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Subject: Another Haunting Song
From: GUEST,Kevin D. (talons@pcisys.net)
Date: 23 Nov 00 - 01:47 PM

Greetings ..

There's a song I've heard a couple times .. probably an easy one to recall for some of you. It's a duet (don't know who's singing) .. chorus is somethin like:

Despite ourselves, we're livin on the edge of a rainbow, against all odds, honey you're the big door prize, we're gonna spank our noses right off of our faces, they'll be nothing but....

Can anyone help? thx Kevin


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Another Haunting Song
From: Noreen
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 10:05 AM

Not familiar to me, Kevin, sorry.

Anyone?

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Another Haunting Song
From: Ely
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 03:30 PM

It's called "In Spite of Ourselves" and is sung by Iris DeMent and John Prine (I'm not sure who wrote it). Sorry I don't have the lyrics here but if you look up either one of them on a search engine, you'll probably find it.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: IN SPITE OF OURSELVES (John Prine)
From: Ely
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 03:39 PM

Never mind, here it is. I don't know what key they sing it in, but I'll at least give you some chords so you can get the pattern.

IN SPITE OF OURSELVES (by John Prine)

[G] She don't like her eggs all runny,
She thinks crossin' her [D] legs is [G] funny,
[C] She looks down her nose at money,
She [G] gets it on like the Easter Bunny,
[D] She's my baby, I'm her honey,
I'm [D] never gonna let her [G] go.

He ain't got laid in a month of Sundays,
I caught him once and he was sniffin' my undies,
He ain't too sharp but he gets things done,
Drinks his beer like it's oxygen,
He's my baby and I'm his honey,
Never gonna let him go.

In spite of our[C] selves we'll end up a-sittin' on a [G] rainbow,
Against all [D] odds, honey, we're the big door [G] prize,
We're gonna [C] spite our noses right off of our [G] faces,
There won't be [D] nothin' but big old hearts dancin' in our [G] eyes.

She thinks all my jokes are corny,
Convict movies make her horny,
She likes ketchup on her scrambled eggs,
Swears like a sailor when shaves her legs,
She takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin',
I'm never gonna let her go.

He's got more balls than a big brass monkey,
He's a whacked-out weirdo and a love-bug junkie,
Sly as a fox and crazy as a loon,
Payday comes and he's howlin' at the moon,
He's my baby I don't mean maybe,
Never gonna let him go.

In spite of ourselves we'll end up a-sittin' on a rainbow,
Against all odds, honey, we're the big door prize,
We're gonna spite our noses right off of our faces,
There won't be nothin' but big old hearts dancin' in our eyes.
There won't be nothin' but big old hearts dancin' in our eyes.

(spoken) In spite of ourselves.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 29-Jul-02.


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Subject: I Can't remember the song!?
From: GUEST,autumn_75@hotmail.com
Date: 05 Mar 02 - 04:08 PM

I need the name of a song. I can only remmber a small amount of it. It has a man and a woman trading lines. It is supposed to sound very bluegrassy and folksy, but it is a modern song, I believe. One of the lines that I remember has the man saying "ain't got laid in a month of Sundays" I cannot remember the rest. If anyone can help, you will be much appreciated!! I'm sorry if this request os too vague, but I have been trying to figure this out for about two years!!!

Thank you!


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Subject: RE: I Can't remember the song!?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 Mar 02 - 04:22 PM

Is it THIS?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: I Can't remember the song!?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 Mar 02 - 04:23 PM

Oy, with chords even!

CLICK HERE.

~S~


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Subject: 'In Spite Of Ourselves' by John Prine
From: SharonA
Date: 05 Mar 02 - 04:35 PM

Excerpt from this article: Review of Concert for a Land Mine Free World Hammersmith Apollo, London W6 by Burhan Wazir, The Observer (January 20, 2002)

"[John Prine] rambles into a song written for the aborted movie, 'In Spite of Ourselves' - a duet he later recorded with Iris DeMent: 'She don't like her eggs all runny/ She thinks crossin' her legs is funny/ She looks down her nose at money/ She gets it on like the Easter Bunny/ She's my baby I'm her honey/ I'm never gonna let her go.' "


Well, Autumn 75, you have the song... and it only took two years and 14 minutes! :^)


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Subject: 'In Spite of Ourselves' by John Prine
From: SharonA
Date: 05 Mar 02 - 05:48 PM

Part of the lyrics made it into this page from a self-styled "folk fiction novel" on the jpshrine.org (John Prine Shrine) site: Sam Stone (page 4)

By the way, some lyrics sites for "In Spite of Ourselves" say that the last line is to be spoken, not sung.

A bit more about the history of the song from this page (another review of the Concert for a Land Mine Free World, held January 17, 2002): http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/review/354006.html

"John Prine also mentioned having been approached by Billy Bob Thornton a few years ago, with an invitation to play his brother in a film [a film so successful that it has yet to be released!] and to write a song for the movie. 'Well,' said Prine, 'I COULD write a song, but I wondered what KIND of song,' – the point being that such songs frequently have nothing whatsoever to do with the storyline- and, he continued, '[you see the movie and] think WHERE THE HELL DID THAT COME FROM?'
"He DID write the song, 'In Spite of Ourselves', which was thereafter recorded with Iris DeMent (a little number that she can apparently use to torment her mother.)
"-This appears on John Prine's magnificent 'In Spite of Ourselves' album.
"[Released in 1999, 'In Spite of Ourselves' is highly recommended by Lynn_Bex, this being a collection of what Prine calls Country "meetin', cheatin' and retreatin' songs" performed as duets with some of his favourite girl singers].


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: IN SPITE OF OURSELVES (John Prine)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Mar 02 - 06:51 PM

I suppose they're not suitable for addition to the Digital Tradition, but I thonk John Prine songs ought to be posted so everybody can see them.
-Joe Offer-

In Spite of Ourselves
with Iris DeMent
(John Prine)

Intro:

C F C G C

C
She don't like her eggs all runny

She thinks crossin' her legs is funny
F
She looks down her nose at money
    C
She gets it on like the Easter Bunny
G
She's my baby

I'm her honey
                        C   G   C
I'm never gonna let her go

    C
He ain't got laid in a month of Sundays

I caught him once and he was sniffin' my undies
    F
He ain't too sharp but he gets things done
C
Drinks his beer like it's oxygen
G
He's my baby

And I'm his honey
                   C   G   C
Never gonna let him go


Chorus:

                F
In spite of ourselves
                            C
We'll end up a'sittin' on a rainbow
             G
Against all odds
                           C    G C
Honey, we're the big door prize
             F
We're gonna spite our noses
                  C
Right off of our faces
                                    G
There won't be nothin' but big old hearts
                C    G C
Dancin' in our eyes.


Instrumental:
F C
F C
F C
G C G C


She thinks all my jokes are corny
Convict movies make her horny
She likes ketchup on her scrambled eggs
Swears like a sailor when shaves her legs
She takes a lickin'
And keeps on tickin'
I'm never gonna let her go.

He's got more balls than a big brass monkey
He's a wacked out werido and a lovebug junkie
Sly as a fox and crazy as a loon
Payday comes and he's howlin' at the moon
He's my baby
I don't mean maybe
Never gonna let him go

Repeat Chorus:

In spite of ourselves
We'll end up a'sittin' on a rainbow
Against all odds
Honey, we're the big door prize
We're gonna spite our noses
Right off of our faces
There won't be nothin' but big old hearts
Dancin' in our eyes.
There won't be nothin' but big old hearts
Dancin' in our eyes.

In spite of ourselves


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Subject: RE: I Can't remember the song!? (Prine recording)
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 08:05 AM

Gee, Joe,

You aren't trying to scare up that "what is folk music" debate. I think a number of songs in the DT were not written by Anon.. And of course, John wrote "Paradise" which has been mistaken as a traditional song by some.

Roger in Baltimore :)


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Subject: RE: I Can't remember the song!? (Prine recording)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 08:38 AM

So did anyone e-mail the requestor to come back and look?

~S~


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Subject: RE: I Can't remember the song!? (Prine recording)
From: SharonA
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 11:32 AM

I didn't.... Is that the standard procedure?


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Subject: RE: I Can't remember the song!? (Prine recording)
From: JenEllen
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 12:44 PM

Just for a little FYI, a truly fine version of this song is on 'Full Moon In February' by a great Northwestern duo, Cat Loves Crow. You can download it at their site. Highly recommended.
~J


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Subject: RE: I Can't remember the song!? (Prine recording)
From: Amos
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 03:22 PM

I emailed the originator. This is a really hilarious tune.

A


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Subject: RE: I Can't remember the song!? (Prine recording)
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 03:26 PM

Me and herself plan to use this song as our first dance at our wedding...

;-)


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Subject: RE: I Can't remember the song!? (Prine recording)
From: GUEST,autumn_75@hotmail.com
Date: 07 Mar 02 - 03:27 PM

YES!! thats it, thank you all so much.!!


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Subject: RE: I Can't remember the song!? (Prine recording)
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 07 Mar 02 - 09:14 PM

My beloved and I have been doing a version of "In Spite" for a while now -- always brings the house down! BTW we were at The Concert For A Landmine Free World in London and JP did the song all by himself, which seemed wierd given that Nanci Griffith or Emmylou could have sung the Iris De Ment part.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyr req: In spite of ourselves
From: Genie
Date: 27 Jul 02 - 03:39 PM

The chords are in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyr req: In spite of ourselves
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 Jul 02 - 03:51 PM

Again let me add that for all of your future John Prine needs, try his excellent site with lyrics and chords for virtually everything. The John Prine Shrine

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: In spite of ourselves
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 27 Jul 02 - 08:46 PM

Herh...

Great song that...

Me and Herself are gonna use it at our wedding when we finally make it 'official'

.-)


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