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Lyr/Chords Req: My Wife Thinks You're Dead (Brown)

wilco 30 Aug 02 - 06:14 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 30 Aug 02 - 07:40 PM
GUEST 30 Aug 02 - 07:52 PM
Jim Dixon 16 Mar 06 - 09:35 AM
melodeonboy 16 Mar 06 - 01:12 PM
Brass Monkey 19 Mar 06 - 12:09 PM
Gene 19 Mar 06 - 01:58 PM
melodeonboy 20 Mar 06 - 06:53 AM
Brass Monkey 20 Mar 06 - 07:10 AM
GUEST,This song is on his greatest hits collection 15 Nov 15 - 07:36 AM
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Subject: You're wanted by the police, & my wife t
From: wilco
Date: 30 Aug 02 - 06:14 PM

This is more of a country song, from Junior Brown. Does anyone have the chords for "You're wanted by the police, and my wife thinks you're dead." I tried google, and found the lyrics, and I think I've worked out the chords, but I would like to get them right.

Thanks!!!!! Wilco in Tennessee


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: You're wanted by the police, & my
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 30 Aug 02 - 07:40 PM

Never stopped to figure them out, but I am a big fan of Junior Brown... :-)

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: You're wanted by the police, & my
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Aug 02 - 07:52 PM

Check COWPIE Lyrics site...
Click here


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY WIFE THINKS YOU'RE DEAD (Junior Brown)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 09:35 AM

Heard this on the radio the other day and loved it, so I tracked down the lyrics. Enjoy.

MY WIFE THINKS YOU'RE DEAD
Junior Brown

It's good to see you, baby. It's been a long, long while.
We're both a whole lot older and seen a lot of miles,
But things are different now since the good ol' days,
And you've been in some trouble since we went our separate ways.
We'll have to say hello maybe some other time instead,
'Cause you're wanted by the police and my wife thinks you're dead.

Somebody spread the rumor that you had lost your life.
Least that's the way I heard it and what I told my wife.
Now here you're showin' up again and talk is gettin' round,
And I can see that one of us will have to leave this town.
If you think that I want trouble, then you're crazy in your head
'Cause you're wanted by the police and my wife thinks you're dead.

You never called or wrote me; just up and disappeared.
Nobody knew what happened, where you been for all these years.
Now trouble's what you're lookin' like, 'cause trouble's where you been,
And I can see the kind of trouble you could get me in.
You better pay attention to every word I said,
'Cause you're wanted by the police and my wife thinks you're dead.

So goodbye to you, baby. I'm glad we've got to talk,
But I'm faithful to my wife and I don't ever break the law.
I don't know where you're headed for, but I know where you been.
We're reminisced; now let's just go our separate ways again.
Go find another ex-sweetheart to hang around instead,
Because you're wanted by the police and my wife thinks you're dead.

[As sung by Junior Brown on "Guit with It," 1993.]


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Subject: Chords Add: MY WIFE THINKS YOU'RE DEAD (Brown)
From: melodeonboy
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 01:12 PM

It's a cracking song. Not only are the lyrics wonderful (and wonderfully sung) but the music's terrific as well. Probably an eye-opener for a lot of country fans.

As for the chords, I think they pretty much follow the 1-4-5 pattern (e.g. G-C-D) although I suspect there's a (possibly optional) 7th in there somewhere; something like this:

(G/// means four beats on the G)

G/// G/// G/// G/G7(?)/ C/// C/// G/// G/// D/// C/// G/// D/// G/// G///

Try G-C-D or G-G7-C-D or any other chords based on that pattern to suit your voice. Let's face it, unless you've got a really deep voice you probably won't want to sing it in the same key as Junior anyway!

TTFN


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Wife Thinks You're Dead (Brown)
From: Brass Monkey
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 12:09 PM

Which album is it from?
I've got 'Long Walk Back' and 'Semi-Crazy' but it's not on them.
I could get Mark L to sing it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Wife Thinks You're Dead (Br
From: Gene
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 01:58 PM

try this.

[1] It's good to see you, baby, it's been a long, long while
We're both a whole lot older and seen a lot of miles
But [4] things are really different now, since the good old days
And [1] you've been in some trouble, since we went our separate ways
We'll [57] have to say hello, maybe some [4] other time instead
'Cause you're [1] wanted by the Police
And [57] my wife thinks you're [1] dead.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Wife Thinks You're Dead (Brown)
From: melodeonboy
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 06:53 AM

As stated above, it comes from the album "Guit with it".


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Wife Thinks You're Dead (Brown)
From: Brass Monkey
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 07:10 AM

So it is, ta.
You know you could do a zydeco version of that mate.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Wife Thinks You're Dead (Brown)
From: GUEST,This song is on his greatest hits collection
Date: 15 Nov 15 - 07:36 AM

That may not help unless the original one is out of print.


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