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  • Dear Abby

    Mike Cox posted on May 01, 2011 16:25

    Download the Lyrics and Chords

    John Prine plays this with capo on the fourth fret using key of G chords.  To play along with the video below on the ukulele, you would need to tune your ukulele down one step to Gb B Eb Ab.  Or play with bar chords on the fifth fret. But the song is very easy to play in the key of G (see below) so just play through it a few times on your own.

    Dear Abby (G)
    John Prine


    Dear [G]Abby, Dear Abby, my [C]feet are too [G]long
    My [G]hair's falling out and my [A7]rights are all [D7]wrong [D7]
    My [G]friends they all tell me, that are [C]no friends at [G]all
    Won't you [G]write me a letter, won't you [D]give me a [G]call
    [C]Si-[D]ned Be-[G]wildered  /[G]  /[G]  /[G]


    Be-[G]wildered, Bewildered you [C]have no com-[G]plaint
    You [G]are what you are and you [A7]ain't what you [D7]ain't [D7]
    So [G]listen up buster and [C]listen up [G]good
    Stop [G]wishin' for bad luck and [D]knockin' on [G]wood

       [C]  /[D]  /[G]  /[G]  /[G]  /[G]


    Dear [G]Abby, Dear Abby, my [C]fountain pen [G]leaks
    My [G]wife hollers at me and my [A7]kids are all [D7]freaks [D7]
    Every [G]side I get up on is the [C]wrong side of [G]bed
    If it [G]weren't so expensive I'd [D]wish I were [G]dead
    [C]Si-[D]ned Un-[G]happy  /[G]  /[G]  /[G]


    Un-[G]happy, Unhappy, you [C]have no com-[G]plaint
    You [G]are what you are and you [A7]ain't what you [D7]ain't [D7]
    So [G]listen up buster and [C]listen up [G]good
    Stop [G]wishin' for bad luck and [D]knockin' on [G]wood

       [C]  /[D]  /[G]  /[G]  /[G]  /[G]


    Dear [G]Abby, Dear Abby, you [C]won't believe [G]this
    But my [G]stomache makes noises when-[A7]ever I [D7]kiss [D7]
    My [G]girlfriend tells me it's [C]all in my [G]head
    But my [G]stomache tells me to [D]write you in-[G]stead
    [C]Si-[D]ned Noise-[G]maker  /[G]  /[G]  /[G]


    Noise-[G]maker, Noisemaker, you [C]have no com-[G]plaint
    You [G]are what you are and you [A7]ain't what you [D7]ain't [D7]
    So [G]listen up buster and [C]listen up [G]good
    Stop [G]wishin' for bad luck and [D]knockin' on [G]wood

       [C]  /[D]  /[G]  /[G]  /[G]  /[G]


    Dear [G]Abby, Dear Abby, well [C]I never [G]thought
    That [G]me and my girlfriend would [A7]ever get [D7]caught [D7]
    We were [G]sittin' in the back seat just [C]shootin' the [G]breeze
    With her [G]hair up in curlers and her [D]pants to her [G]knees
    [C]Si-[D]ned Just [G]Married  /[G]  /[G]  /[G]


    Just [G]Married, Just Married, you [C]have no com-[G]plaint
    You [G]are what you are and you [A7]ain't what you [D7]ain't [D7]
    So [G]listen up buster and [C]listen up [G]good
    Stop [G]wishin' for bad luck and [D]knockin' on [G]wood
    [C]Si-[D]ned Dear [G]↓Ab↓by↓ ↓

    A video for this song:

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Comments

Gordon  Thomas
# Gordon Thomas
Friday, April 5, 2013 11:15 PM
This is a great song.

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