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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date: February 6, 1999
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  HOW CAN I HELP YOU SAY GOODBYE  Patty Loveless

C#                            E
Through the back window of a '59 wagon
     B                                    E      F#
I watched my best friend Janie slipping further away
C#                    E
I kept on waving till I couldn't see her
      B                             F#              B
And through my tears I asked again why we couldn't stay
E                       B                    F#
Momma whispered softly time would ease your pain
E                                             F#
Life's about changing nothing ever stays the same  And she said
CHORUS:
B                  F#           B
How can I help you to say good-bye
B                        F#         
It's ok to hurt and it's ok to cry
E            F#          B       E 
Come let me hold you and I will try
B                  F#               B
How can I help you     to say good-bye


C#                     E 
I sat on our bed he packed his suitcase
    B                E           F#
I held a picture of our wedding day
C#                       E 
His hands were trembling We both were crying
B                               F#              B
He kiss me gently and then he quickly walked a-way
E                            B                  F#
I called up momma she said Time will ease your pain
E                                    F#
Life's about changing Nothing ever stays the same  She said

Go to Chorus, lead,
C#                   E
Sitting with momma alone in her bedroom
B                        E                 F#
She opened her eyes and then squeezed my hand
     C#                   E
She said I have to go now My time here is over
    B                             F#             B
A-nother final word she tried to help me under-stand
E                        B                  F#
Momma whispered softly Time will ease your pain
E                                             F#    
Life's about changing nothing ever stays the same And she said

Repeat chorus



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