Iron Ore Betty
Chords And Lyrics 
For The Acoustic

Iron Ore Betty Chords And Lyrics by John Prine

Welcome to my Iron Ore Betty chords and lyrics song page by John Prine where you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link for a full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf sheet you can download and some rhythm tips.

A song about a female construction worker who just happened to spend about 90 minutes with someone John Prine knew in the music biz as they stood in a hotel parking lot having a conversation. I guess she recognized John's friend and needed a work break in a trailer nearby.  

Iron Ore Betty
Chords And Lyrics
Demo, Tips & Pdf

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = The pattern is root up down up root up down up root up down down but you're only playing the string on the root and on the ending down down.
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, C7, A7 and a D7

Iron Ore Betty Lyrics

I'm going steady with Iron Ore Betty
And she's goin' steady with me
We receive our mail in the same mailbox
And we watch the same TV
I got rug burns on my elbows
She's got 'em on her knees
Yeah, I'm goin' steady with Iron Ore Betty
And she's going steady with me

Hey, I been pickin' my brains out
I been workin' at the hardware store
I been trying to put a chicken in the window
Chase away the wolf from the door
Betty's been down in the iron ore mine
Bringing home energy
Yeah, I'm goin' steady with Iron Ore Betty
And she's goin' steady with me

I been speaking to her in English
She's been speakin' in the English too
We always speak the same language
'cause we're always gettin' thru
I met her at a dance at the union hall
It was a night with Daddy G
Yeah, I'm goin' steady with Iron Ore Betty
And she's goin' steady with me

I been speaking to her in English
She's been speakin' in the English too
We always speak the same language
'cause we're always gettin' thru
I met her at a dance at the union hall
It was a night with Daddy G
Yeah, I'm goin' steady with Iron Ore Betty
And she's goin' steady with me

Yeah, I'm goin' steady with Iron Ore Betty
And she's goin' steady with me
Yeah, I'm goin' steady with Iron Ore Betty
And she's goin' steady with me
Yeah, I'm goin' steady with Iron Ore Betty
And she's goin' steady with me

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