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PLAIN OL' JOE (Chuck Girard)
D                           Bm
He lived in Cincinnati, was born in '29
    Em                         F#m
His life was uneventful, not a bit like yours or mine
      Em                             Asus            A
His mother raised him proper and his dad kept him in line
D           A/C#   Bm   D/A    G        G/A    D  
He lived in Cincinnati, he was born in '29

(Turnaround: D   Dsus+2   D,    A   Aus+2     A)

D                              Bm
He went upstate to college, he got no honors there
    Em                    F#m
He had a lot to offer but no one seemed to care
      Em                            Asus                 A
He'd visit home on weekends and his folks would see him then
D           A/C#      Bm        D/A    G        G/A         D  
They never asked him what he'd done or where he might have been

(Turnaround: D   Dsus+2   D,    A   Aus+2     A)

D                                Bm
He met a girl along the way, he thought it was romance
    Em                              F#m
He started to come out a bit, she'd given him a chance
      Em                                  Asus          A
For a week he couldn't find her then he finally got the news
        D      A/C#   Bm       D/A       G         G/A         D  
She'd married an old boyfriend and she'd moved to Syracuse

(Turnaround: D   Dsus+2   D,    A   Aus+2     A)

D                                     Bm
He holds the hurt in nicely so you'd never ever tell
    Em                              F#m
Outside he looks like heaven but inside he feels like hell
      Em                                  Asus       A
He's cryin' out for something that he'll never ever know
      F#m       Bm7                   Em7   Em7/A     A       
And everyone ignores him 'cause he's just a plain ....ol' 
D     D/C#   D/B    D/A   G     G/F#  G/E  G/D      A   Asus   A  
Joe                       Ohhhhhhh....oooh-oooh










 D  D/C#  Bm        D/A     G   D/F#  Em        A7
And ooh, plain ol' Joe, and oo..oh,.. plain ol' Joe
 D  D/C#  Bm        D/A      G   D/F#  Em    A7   D    D7 
And ooh, plain ol' Joe, and oo...oh, ..plain ol' Joe


G          D/F#               Em            G/D
Everyone around him seemed so self-assured
C    Bm   Am        Am7/G     D      Dsus
Everybody seemed to have it made
G          D/F#                Em        G/D
Everybody acted like you never lived
        C      Bm      Am   Am7/G     D      Dsus
You're just a guy who never made the grade
        G              D/F#        Em          G/D
You're just a guy who never had a real friend
    C      Bm        Am   Am7/G     D      Dsus
You never seemed to ever really ...bloom
         G                 D/F#           Em          G/D
But you finally made the papers just the other day
C          C/B       Am   Am/G    Am     Am/G    A7                       
When they found your body in your lonely little room

D                           Bm
He lived in Cincinnati, was born in '29
    Em                         F#m
His life was uneventful, not a bit like yours or mine
     Em                               Asus            A
His mother raised him proper and his dad kept him in line
   D         A/C#    Bm  D/A    G       G/A         D  
He lived in Cincin..nati and he died in '69

1977 Dunamis Music

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