Dear Okie Song Lyrics and Chords

Hank Thompson

Dear Okie

 

Dear Okie Song Lyrics and Chords by Hank Thompson

 

Dear Okie
Recorded by Hank Thompson
Written by Doye O’Dell and Rudy Sooter
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C 
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D 
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Dear Okie if  
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
D7 
D#7 
you see Arkie tell him
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
Tex has got a job for him  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
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G7 
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A7 
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B7 
C7 
C#7 
out in Cali
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C 
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D 
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E 
F 
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forney
 
Pickin’ up  
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D 
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E 
F 
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prunes squeezin’  
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E7 
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B7 
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C#7 
oil out of  
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olives
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Dear Okie if  
E7 
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G7 
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A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
D7 
D#7 
you see Arkie tell him
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
Tex has got a job for him  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
out in Cali
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
forney
 
Rakin’ up  
C 
C# 
D 
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E 
F 
F# 
G 
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A# 
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gold playin’  
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D#7 
E7 
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F#7 
G7 
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A7 
A#7 
B7 
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C#7 
fiddle in the  
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follies
 
Now he’ll be lucky if he finds a  
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place to live
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B7 
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C#7 
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
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G#7 
But there’s orange juice fountains
 
Flowing for those  
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E7 
F7 
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G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
kids of his
 
So  
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C 
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D 
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E 
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F# 
dear Okie if  
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F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
D7 
D#7 
you see Arkie tell him
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
Tex has got a job for him  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
out in Cali
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A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
forney
 
Diggin’ oil  
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D# 
E 
F 
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A 
A# 
B 
wells all he  
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E7 
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A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
needs is a  
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C 
C# 
D 
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E 
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F# 
shovel
 
Dear Okie if  
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
D7 
D#7 
you see Arkie tell him
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
Tex has got a job for him  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
out in Cali
G 
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A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
forney
 
Sellin’ used  
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D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
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A 
A# 
B 
cars just a  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
waitin’ for a  
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A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
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sucker
 
Dear Okie if  
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
D7 
D#7 
you see Arkie tell him
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
Tex has got a job for him  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
out in Cali
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
forney
 
Handin’ out  
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D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
checks 
 
 
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
as a welfare  
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G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
worker
 
If he takes the freeway to the  
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D 
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E 
F 
F# 
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A 
A# 
B 
grocery 
 
store
 
He’ll  
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A#7 
B7 
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D7 
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E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
make it fine if he starts out the  
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E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
day 
 
before
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E 
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F# 
Dear Okie if  
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
D7 
D#7 
you see Arkie tell him
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
Tex has got a job for him  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
out in Cali
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
forney
 
Pickin’ up  
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
prunes squeezin’ oil  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
out of  
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G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
olives
(Dear Okie)

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Dear Okie?
– The song Dear Okie was sang by Hank Thompson.

 

Who is Hank Thompson?
– Henry William Thompson (September 3, 1925 – November 6, 2007) was an American country music singer-songwriter and musician whose career spanned seven decades.
Thompson’s musical style, characterized as honky-tonk Western swing, was a mixture of fiddles, electric guitar, and steel guitar that featured his distinctive, smooth baritone vocals.
His backing band, The Brazos Valley Boys, was voted the top Country Western Band for 14 years in a row by Billboard. Thompson pursued a “light” version of the Western swing sound that Bob Wills and others played the primary difference between his music and that of Bob Wills was that Thompson, who used the swing beat and instrumentation to enhance his vocals, discouraged the intense instrumental soloing from his musicians that Wills encouraged however, the “Hank Thompson sound” exceeded Bob Wills in top-40 country hits.
Although not as prominent on the top country charts in later decades, Thompson remained a recording artist and concert draw well into his 80s.
The 2013 game Grand Theft Auto V featured his song “It Don’t Hurt Anymore” in the fictional radio show, Rebel Radio.
The 1987 novel Crazy Heart by Thomas Cobb was inspired by Thompson’s life, specifically by his practice of picking up a local band to back him when he toured. In 2009, Cobb’s novel was turned into a successful film directed by Scott Cooper and starring Jeff Bridges in an Academy Award-winning performance.

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