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Help Me Understand
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Help Me Understand lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use, it's a Hank Williams classic. This one has several verses that are spoken, just strum it with the chords provided.

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Help Me Understand 
By Hank Williams

G C G
A little girl prayed at the close of the day
D7
Cause her daddy had gone far away
G C G
On her little face was a look of despair
D7 G
I stood there and listened and I heard this prayer

C G
My mommy says daddy has brought us to shame
C G D7
And I'm never no more to mention his name
G C G
Lord take me and lead me and hold to my hand
D7 G
Oh heavenly Father help me understand

Spoken:
You know friends I wonder
Just how many homes are broken tonight
And just how many tears are shed
By some little word of anger
That never should have been said

I'd like to tell you a story
Of a family I once knew
We'll call them Mary and William
And their little daughter Sue

Now Mary was just a plain mother
And Bill was just a usual dad
And they had their little family quarrels
Like everybody else
But neither one really got mad

Then one day something happened
It was nothing of course
But one word led to another
And the last word led to a divorce

Now here were two grown up people
Who failed to use common sense
They strengthened their own selfish pride
At little Sue's expense

You know she didn’t ask to be brought to this world
To drift from pillar to post
But a divorce never stops to consider
The ones it hurts the most

There’d be a lot more honest loving
In this wicked ole world today
If just a few parted parents
Could hear little Sue say

G C G
Take me and lead me and hold to my hand
D7 G
Oh heavenly Father help me understand

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This is an all to familiar story, although it was written many years ago, it's just as true today. It's a good one to add to your repertoire, it's not hard to do. Copy and paste Help Me Understand lyrics and chords, practice and enjoy.

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