John Prine - Dear Abby Lyrics

Dear Abby, Dear Abby...
My feet are too long
My hair's falling out and my rights are all wrong
My friends they all tell me that I've no friends at all
Won't you write me a letter, Won't you give me a call
Signed Bewildered

Bewildered, Bewildered...

You have no complaint
You are what your are and you ain't what you ain't
So listen up Buster, and listen up good
Stop wishing for bad luck and knocking on wood

Dear Abby, Dear Abby...
My fountain pen leaks
My wife hollers at me and my kids are all freaks
Every side I get up on is the wrong side of bed
If it weren't so expensive I'd wish I were dead
Signed Unhappy

Unhappy, Unhappy...


Dear Abby, Dear Abby...
You won't believe this
But my stomach makes noises whenever I kiss
My girlfriend tells me It's all in my head
But my stomach tells me to write you instead
Signed Noise-maker

Noise-maker, Noise-maker


Dear Abby, Dear Abby...
Well I never thought
That me and my girlfriend would ever get caught
We were sitting in the back seat just shooting the breeze
With her hair up in curlers and her pants to her knees
Signed Just Married

Just Married, Just Married...


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John Prine Dear Abby Comments
  1. AshleenWoods

    I grew up with the album Sweet Revenge. Glad my parents were freaks, and even gladder they kept their vinyl!

    Edit: it's funny how the algorithm suggested The Dead next XD Creepy how they know people's taste o_O

  2. Bob Smith

    44 people need to write to Abby

  3. Kim Schmutzler

    Ahhh music with soul, how refreshing...

  4. mbg140897

    My name is Abby 😂

  5. gregg horner

    Timeless advice. Get a life!

  6. Boden Langlois

    My hair' s fallin out an my rights 're all wrong damn, my grampa's song, we wore him out too much

  7. Anna Patrick


  8. Abby Thordarson

    My parent named me Abby my mom said that she would sing this to me when I was a baby

  9. Laura Lee Carter

    "If it weren't so expensive I'd wish I was dead!"

  10. Shawn M

    The best lyrics are the most simple. You are what you are and you aint what you aint.

  11. ged glass

    abby gives pretty good avice

  12. michael halbert

    John Prine is such a gifted song write...he can tell such a good story in a 3 minute song! I have been following John Prine for over 20 years all his songs speak to me in a powerful way.

  13. WBM

    Another fav besides Hello in there...Mulenburg County......

  14. Pat Downs

    This is the kind of song that could go on forever.

    gregg horner

    Yeah, and it'd be for fun than singing 99 bottles of beer on the wall.

  15. Michelle Nine


  16. Richard G

    What kind of asshole would thumbs down this..... Assholes

  17. Tim Mit

    I know a lady named Abby...This song comes to mind...

  18. Abby.Furrow

    Holy crap my names abby😂

    Laurie Lanford

    WOW!!!! How weird, you must be so proud!


    must be too young to remember Dear Abby column... I think she was Ann Lander's sister... but I may be wrong


    Oh wow!! It's all about YOU, isn't it?

    Char Char Binks

    How'd that happen?


    Same 😂👏🏻

  19. Cheryl Howsan

    i love this song and my daughter is called abby we always listen too it awesome

  20. John Tiggleman

    Why is the spoken intro cut off?

  21. Priscilla Loves


  22. Shane Hall

    What is wrong with them were they dropped on their heads as children?

  23. Toni Mendiola

    love him

  24. Shane Hall

    Who the heck are the six people who disliked this and what the heck is wrong with them?

    Hermittao Stan

    Probably the brothers and Dad of the blushing bride mentioned toward the end of this song,


    Maybe they felt it was too close to Mercedes Benz?

    Dean Roach

    They're liberal retards from Russia or Canada

    Skeeter Peter Pants

    Six fingered men I suppose

    gbwildlife uk

    Shane Hall "what the heck is wrong with them". They didnt like it! DOH!
    Nothing wrong with not liking something is there?

  25. James Smith

    damn machine is slow

  26. Bamaboompa

    It's a great song. But just for accuracy, you have a picture of JP's first album. Dear Abby is the fourth song on the third album Sweet Revenge. (Not trying to be an ass; I had to look up which number on the album) But I was sure it was NOT on his first.
    But thank you for the great upload.

  27. ina saunders

    rip dad u loved this song and u used to sing it for me on the weekends ,after work i love u dad and miss u very much save a place for me in heaven


    Same here.

  28. Boobie Needham

    LUV' John Prine... I Could Listen To Him All Day!!!

  29. kirk von Nordstrom

    Nine Pound Hammer, none of Prine's are better than that one.    ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 

  30. Timothy O'Connor

    While I was in the Navy a friend ( Shipmate ) From Blacksburg VA. introduced me to the music of John Prine. That was in 1977, The kids and I still have fun singing these tunes. They are not kids anymore... but we still enjoy this form of pure un-adulterated music. Thanks to Dave Walker it shows how a little thing can add to another life


    Timothy O'Connor such a cool story so all there is to do is pass on the song to some lucky friend...✌

  31. iusedtano

    Abby, Thanks

  32. Bluebonnett 52

    Dear Abby, Dear Abby....Rest in Peace.

  33. sexylasvegaslady

    Good bye Dear Abbey

  34. tippimail1

    Abby is gone.Jan.17th. 2013.R.I.P.

  35. jubeegrooves2

    Dear God I haven't heard this song in...I don't know how many decades! Shout out to my brother-in-law who turned me on to JP. Thanks again, Tim! ;-) And thanks to you BBGirl for putting this up here!

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