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John Prine - Christmas In Prison Chords

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Christmas In Prison Chords

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                Christmas In Prison
By John Prine

It was Christmas in prison
And the food was real good
We had turkey and pistols
Carved out of wood
And I dream of her always
Even when I don't dream
Her name's on my tongue
        D             G
And her blood's in my stream

D           C      G
Wait awhile eternity
C                       G          D
Old mother nature's got nothing on me
G                      C               G
Come to me, run to me, come to me, now
      G                             D          G
We're rolling, my sweetheart, we're flowing by God

She reminds me of a chess game with someone I admire
Or a picnic in the rain after a prairie fire
Her heart is as big as this whole goddamn jail
And she's sweeter than saccharine at a drug store sale. 

The search light in the big yard swings round with the gun
And spotlights the snowflakes like the dust in the sun
It's Christmas in prison, there'll be music tonight
I'll probably get homesick, I love you. Goodnight. 

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