or
Rodney Crowell

G / G/Am7/D

G Am7
We've talked it to death, cryin' on the telephone.
C
Nights when he drinks at home,
D G/Am7-D/
she has to whisper throught her tears.
G

Am7
"Johnny," she says, "you'd never do these things to me."
C D
Em/E
But I can never make her see he's wasted such precious years.
Am7 D G
Well, "you married the wrong guy" is all I ever say.

CHORUS

G E Am Ab+
He's a no good so and so, but she'll never let him go.
D
G
Though she knows it will never work, she loves the jerk.
C G/Am7-D/
She loves the jerk.

2nd Verse

G Am7
He was the guy always out on the make.
C D
G/Am7-D/
I guess he had what it takes to turn the heads of pretty girls.
G

Am7
She thought he would change; the worst of us will settle down.
C D
Em/E
But he couldn't stay out of town, not even with this precious pearl.
Am7 D
G
Now she lives with the lies and the bumps and the bruises.

REPEAT CHORUS, THEN BRIDGE

BRIDGE
G7 C D B7 Em
Well, I hang up the phone and I pretend she's in my arms.
C B7 Em
What I wouldn't give for just one-tenth
D E (Key modulates from G to
A)
of what she gives Mister Charming.

CHORUS

A F# Bm Bb+
He's a no good so and so, but she'll never let him go.
E E7

Though she knows it will never work, she loves the jerk.
N.C.
She loves the jerk.

OUTRO

A/D/A/D Repeat and fade

Written by HIATT, JOHN
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group

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