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Lyr ADD: Angel from Montgomery (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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Subject: Angel from Montgomery
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 09:07 PM

Okay, this ought to be an easy one but I was out in my studio (ha! You call that a studio?...). Like I said I was out in my double decker cottage banging away tryin to get mfingers in shape for Blues Week and also having a gig next weekend where I'm going to do some non blues, and I got this song going about this old lady and flies buzzun in th kitchen... I can't remember who did it. Maybe Bonnie Raitt. Heck, I don't know. But it's not hatefull song. So who wrote it? And who showcased it? And what are the lyrics?

Bobert


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angel from Montgomery
From: Musicman
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 09:12 PM

john prine song (1971)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angel from Montgomery
From: GUEST,Janie
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 09:12 PM

John Prine wrote it. Abunch of people have done it. Don't know how to blue clicky to direct you to a site that has lyrics but bet somebody else will. Great song. And Bonnie Raitt's rendition is my favorite. Janie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angel from Montgomery
From: Genie
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 09:14 PM

Check out johnprineshrine.com and you'll find lyrics and chords to just about all John's songs.

It's also in Rise Up Singing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angel from Montgomery
From: Genie
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 09:17 PM

Oops! It's "jpshrine.org and it's http://www.jpshrine.org/.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: ANGEL FROM MONTGOMERY (John Prine)
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 09:19 PM

ANGEL FROM MONTGOMERY
©John Prine

I am an old woman named after my mother
My old man is another child that's grown old
If dreams were lightning thunder was desire
This old house would have burnt down a long time ago

Chorus:
Make me an angel that flies from Montgom'ry
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

When I was a young girl well, I had me a cowboy
He weren't much to look at, just free rambling man
But that was a long time and no matter how I try
The years just flow by like a broken down dam.

Repeat Chorus:

There's flies in the kitchen I can hear 'em there buzzing
And I ain't done nothing since I woke up today.
How the hell can a person go to work in the morning
And come home in the evening and have nothing to say.

Repeat Chorus:


OR...with chords...



Angel From Montgomery
John Prine

Intro:
[G] [C] [G] [C] [G] [C]

[G]I am an old wo[C]man n[G]amed after my mo[C]ther
My [G]old man is an[C]other ch[D7]ild that's grown o[G]ld [C] [G]
[G]If dreams were lig[C]htning th[G]under was de[C]sire
[G]This old house would have bu[C]rnt down a l[D7]ong time a[G]go[C]

Chorus:
[G]Make me an a[F]ngel that f[C]lies from Mon[G]tgom'ry
Make me a po[F]ster of an [D7]old rod[G]eo[C]
[G]Just give me [F]one thing that [C]I can hold on [G]to
To believe in this li[C]ving is just a hard [D7]way to [G]go [C] [G] [C] [G]

[G]When I was a young g[C]irl well, [G]I had me a co[C]wboy
[G]He weren't much to l[C]ook at, just free rambling [G]man [C] [G]
[G]But that was a lo[C]ng time a[G]nd no matter how I t[C]ry
[G]The years just f[C]low by like a br[D7]oken down d[G]am.[C] [G]

Repeat Chorus:

[G]There's flies in the ki[C]tchen [G]I can hear 'em there buz[C]zing
[G]And I ain't done no[C]thing since I [D7]woke up to[G]day. [C] [G]
[G]How the hell can a p[C]erson [G]go to work in the mo[C]rning
[G]And come home in the ev[C]ening and have not[D7]hing to s[G]ay. [C] [G]

Repeat Chorus:

Ending:
[G] [C] [G] [C] ( Repeat and fade)


Always go to the John Prine Shrine for all of your John Prine needs!!!! Good Luck Bro....

Spaw



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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angel from Montgomery
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 09:28 PM

Thanks, Spawz 'n All. If my typin' is worser than uisual it's 'cause I got this paper bag over my head. Shame on the Bobert, a professed John Prine lover. Well, let me jot down these lines and then it's back to the grind...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angel from Montgomery
From: rangeroger
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 11:25 PM

Sounds like you're about ready to be duct taped to a beach chair.

AGAIN!

rr


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angel from Montgomery
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 11:54 PM

Yo Roggggg. Had it been a beach chair, hey, ol' bobert wouldn't have minded so much, but Beachie's potty chair? Hmmmmmmmmm? That's above the call of duty and falls right in the middle of the cruel and unusual punishment provisions of the Constitution......


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Subject: Lyr ADD: Angel from Montgomery (John Prine)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 May 22 - 10:51 PM

The lyrics Spaw posted above are quite good, but here's my transcription of a recording by John Prine himself. Most of the time, I hear the Bonnie Raitt recording, even on John Prine albums.

ANGEL FROM MONTGOMERY
(John Prine)

I am an old woman named after my mother
My old man is another child that's grown old
If dreams were lightning, thunder were desire
This old house would have burnt down a long time ago

CHORUS
Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing that I can hold onto
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

When I was a young girl, well, I had me a cowboy
He weren't much to look at, just free rambling man
But that was a long time and no matter how I try
The years just flow by like a broken-down dam.
CHORUS

There's flies in the kitchen, I can hear 'em there buzzing
And I ain't done nothing since I woke up today.
How the hell can a person go to work in the morning
And come home in the evening and have nothing to say.
CHORUS



Prine studio recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6cagWYTGCY

Prine with Emmylou Harris (1985): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvAaD_N12ms

But I think the best recording is the one by Bonnie Raitt with John Prine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr3fAZyM80I


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