More songs by John Prine

This file is part of a collection that (moreso than the rest of the site) are not meant to be detailed or accurate transcriptions of the original recordings. They're just some simple chord charts that I made for my own use, some of them my own arrangements.
- T-rev

HELLO IN THERE by John Prine
As recorded for his 1971 self-titled album
Written by John Prine
Transcribed by T-rev

Capo 5.

G             Am              D7  D9  D7
   We had an apartment in the city
G           Am                 D7   D9  D7
   Me and Loretta liked living there
Bm/D                         C/G
   It's been years since the kids had grown
          G                 D/F#
   A life of their own left us alone

G           Am            D7   D9  D7
   John and Linda live in Omaha
G             Am               D7  D9  D7
   And Joe is somewhere on the road
Bm/D                   C/G
   We lost Davy in the Korean war
                     G                           D/F#
   And I atill don't know what for, don't matter anymore

     F                                   G
        Ya know that old trees just grow stronger
                F                        G
        And old rivers grow wilder every day
     Bm                      C
        Old people just grow lonesome
                    G              D                  G
        Waiting for someone to say hello in there, hello

G           Am             D7            D9  D7
   Me and Loretta we don't talk much more
G               Am                           D7    D9  D7
   She sits and stares through the back door screen
Bm/D                       C/G
   And all the news just repeats itself
                G                 D/F#
   Like some forgotten dream that we've both seen

G               Am             D7  D9  D7
   Someday I'll go and call up Rudy
G              Am                 D7  D9  D7
   We worked together at the factory
Bm/D                          C/G
   But what could I say if he asks what's new
            G                        D/F#
   Nothing, what's with you, nothing much to do


G               Am               D7             D9  D7
   So if you're walking down the street sometime
G                Am             D7  D9  D7
   And spot some hollow ancient eyes
Bm/D                          C/G
   Please don't just pass 'em by and stare
             G                    D/F#           G
   As if you didn't care, say hello in there, hello

Transcribed 2020-04-23 by T-rev
More tab available at

3x0003 G
x0x210 Am
xx0212 D7
xx0210 D9
xx0432 Bm/D
33x010 C/G
2x023x D/F#
13321x F
x24432 Bm
x32010 C
xx0232 D

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