Angel From Montgomery

Words & Music:

John Prine


The Bonnie Raitt-John Prine duet version is transcribed in Acoustic Guitar.  Prine plays his guitar in standard tuning in E while Raitt capos 2 and plays in D in dropped D tuning.


E(D)        A(G)  E(D)           A(G)

I am an old woman named after my mother.

E(D)           A(G)   B7(A7)             E(D)

My old man is another child that's grown old.

               A(G)    E(D)                A(G)

If dreams were thunder and lightning was desire,

E(D)                    A(G)         B7(A7)     E(D)

This old house would've burnt down a long time ago.



E(D)       D(C)         A(G)           E(D)

Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery.

          D(C)         A(G)   E(D)

Make me a poster of an old rodeo.

E(D)         D(C)           A(G)       E(D)

Just give me one thing that I can hold on to.

                   A(G)             B7(A7)      E(D) A(G) E(D) A(G)

To believe in this living is just a hard way to go.


When I was a young girl I had me a cowboy.

He wasn't much to look at, just a free-rambling man.

But that was a long time, and no matter how I try,

The years just float by like a broken-down dam.




There's flies in the kitchen, I can hear all their buzzing.

But I ain't done nothing since I woke up today.

How the hell can a person go to work in the morning,

Come home in the evening and have nothing to say?


CHORUS:  [last line 2x - end on E(D)]


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