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John Hiatt - Perfectly Good Guitar (Chord)
Album: Perfectly Good Guitar (1993)
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Perfectly Good Guitar.
John Hiatt.
Album: Perfectly Good Guitar.

Intro: E Am7 Em7 G C D Em A7 Em7 D G C D E7 D Em D Em

Em                                    G
He threw one down from the top of the stairs,
A         C                        D                                              
Beautiful women were standing everywhere, 
Em                       G
They all got wet when he smashed that thing,
    Am7                       D             G
But off in the dark you could hear somebody sing,

(Chorus)
      Am                 Em
Oh it breaks my heart to see those stars,
G          C         D    Em
Smashing a perfectly good guitar,
   Am                 Em         D
I donít know who they think they are,
G          C         D    Em        Em D  Em D  
Smashing a perfectly good guitar.
Em                 G         Am             C             D   
It started back in 1963, his momma wouldn't buy him, that new red harmony,
Em                G                                           
He settled for, a sunburst with a crack, 
Am                       D                 G
But he's still trying to break his momma's back.

(Chorus)
      Am                 Em
Oh it breaks my heart to see those stars,
G          C         D    Em
Smashing a perfectly good guitar,
   Am                 Em         D
I donít know who they think they are,
G          C         D    Em        Em D  Em D  
Smashing a perfectly good guitar.

Em                        G                      
He loved that guitar just like a girlfriend, 
Am                   C           D
But every good thing comes to an end,
Em                       G                    
Now he just sits, in his room all day, 
Am              D            G
whistling every note he ever played.

Break: Am Em7 G C6 Em7 Am7 E7 D G Cmaj7 D E D Em D Em

Em                       G             
There ought to be a law, with no bail, 
Am                     C      D
Smash a guitar and you go to jail

Em                  G             
With no chance, for early parole, 
Am                C        D        G
You donít get out till you get some soul

(Chorus)
      Am                 Em
Oh it breaks my heart to see those stars,
G          Cmaj7     D    Em
Smashing a perfectly good guitar,
   Am                 Em         D
I donít know who they think they are,
G          Cmaj7     D    Em        Em D  Em D  
Smashing a perfectly good guitar.

Em                G                
Late at night the end of the road, 
Am                         C             D
He wishes he still had the old guitar to hold
Em                  G                 
He'd rock it like a baby in his arms, 
Am           C           G
Never let it come to any harm

(Chorus)
      Am                 Em
Oh it breaks my heart to see those stars,
G          Cmaj7     D    Em
Smashing a perfectly good guitar,
   Am                 Em         D
I donít know who they think they are,
G          Cmaj7     D         Em          
Smashing a perfectly good good guitar.

Em D Em D  Em D Em D
 
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Great song!!!!!!
-aussief | 12/16/2017
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