Goodbye Earl, by Dixie Chicks

Goodbye Earl

Dixie Chicks
Chords used in this song: Am, C, F, G
Am
C
F
G
[Intro]
C  C  F
C  F  C  G  F


[Verse]
C                            F
Mary Anne and Wanda were the best of friends
C                             G
All through their high school days
C                   F
Both members of the 4H club
     C             G  C
Both active in the FFA
C                     F             C
After graduation Mary Anne went out lookin'
                 G
for a bright new world
C                 F
Wanda looked all around this town
    C       G         C
And all she found was Earl


[Verse]
        C
Well it wasn't two weeks
          F
After she got married that
C                      G
Wanda started gettin' abused
           C                F
She put on dark glasses and long sleeved blouses
    C          G       C
And make up to cover a bruise
         C                        F
Well she finally got the nerve to file for divorce
    C                        G
She let the law take it from there
    C                                 F
But Earl walked right through that restraining order
    C            G       C
And put her in intensive care


[Pre-chorus]
       Am                 G
Right away Mary Anne flew in from Atlanta
     F                C
On a red eye midnight flight
         Am
She held Wanda's hand as they
G
Worked out a plan
       F                         G    \
And it didn't take 'em long to decide


[Chorus]
                 C   F  C
That Earl had to die
    G   F
Goodbye Earl
                 C    F   C
Those black-eyed peas
F           C            G  F
They tasted all right to me Earl
               C
You're feelin' weak
F             C
Why don't you lay down
    G     F
And sleep Earl
         C
Ain't it dark
F       C          G    F
Wrapped up in that tarp Earl


[Bridge]
C  F  2x


[Verse]
C                   F
The cops came by to bring Earl in
C
They searched the house
         G
High and low
          C
Then they tipped their hats
          F                       C             G      C
And said: thank you ladies if you hear from him let us know


[Verse]
         C
Well the weeks went by and
 F
Spring turned to Summer
    C                 G
And Summer faded into Fall
       C                  F
And it turns out he was a missing person
    C      G         C
Who nobody missed at all


[Pre-chorus]
       Am
So the girls bought some land
      G
And a roadside stand
F                C
Out on Highway 109
          Am
They sell Tennessee ham
     G
And strawberry jam
         F
And they don't
                  G
Lose any sleep at night 'cause


[Chorus]
            C   F   C
Earl had to die
    G   F
Goodbye Earl
          C    \
We need a break
F        C          G    F
Let's go out to the lake Earl
             C
We'll pack a lunch
F         C          G     F
And stuff you in the trunk Earl
                 C
Well is that all right
F          C        G
Good Let's go for a ride
F         C
Earl Hey


[Outro]
            F  C  G   F
Na na na na na na na
          C
Hey, hey, hey
            F  C  G   F
Na na na na na na na
          C
Hey, hey, hey
            F  C  G   F
Na na na na na na na
          C
Hey, hey, hey
            F  C  G   F
Na na na na na na na
C  F  C  F  C  F  C~