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Relative pronouns and Phrasal verbs

John Prine, Angel from Montgomery

Level: A2 (Pre-Intermediate) - American English

 

Practise relative pronouns and phrasal verbs with this John Prine song.

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble.
I am an old woman named my mother
My old man is another child grown old
If dreams were lightning and thunder were desire
This old house would have burnt a long time ago

Make me an angel flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing I can hold
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

When I was a young girl well, I had me a cowboy
He weren't much to look at, just a free rambling man
But that was a long time and no matter how I try
The years just flow by like a broken dam.

Make me an angel flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing I can hold
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

There's flies in the kitchen I can hear 'em there buzzing
And I ain't done nothing since I woke today.
How the hell can a person go to work in the morning
And come home in the evening and have nothing to say?

Make me an angel flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing I can hold
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

Glossary (Look at this after you do the exercise!)

 

named after: given somebody's name

burnt down: destroyed by fire

hold onto: keep and not let go
he weren't: this is grammatically incorrect, we should say he wasn't, but it is quite common American slang to use were and not was in every form of the past tense of the verb to be

broken down: something mechanical doesn't work anymore
'em: them