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My Old Man ukulele

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[Verse 1]
My old man was a good old man
Skilled in the moulding trade
                            C    G
In the stinking heat of the iron foundry
C              D
My old man was made
C                        G 
Down on his knees in the moulding sand
   C                     D
He wore his trade like a company brand
       C                   G 
He was one of the cyclops' smoky band
     C        D      G
Yes, that was my old man

[Verse 2]
My old man wasn't really old
It's just that I was young
                 C            G
And anybody over twelve years old
C                  D
Was halfway to the tomb
C                             G 
He was loyal to his workmates all his life
C                   D
Gave his pay packet to his wife
          C         G 
Had a few jars on a Saturday night
     C        D      G
Yes, that was my old man

[Verse 3]
My old man was a union man
Fought hard all his days
   C              G
He understood the system
C                         D
And was wise to the boss' ways
   C                     G
He says, you want what's yours by right
    C                     D 
You have to struggle with all your might
        C                G
They'll rob you blind if you don't fight
     C        D      G
Yes, that was my old man

[Verse 4]
My old man was a proud old man
At home on the foundry floor
  C                G
Until the day they laid him off
    C                 D
And showed him to the door
     C                        G
They gave him his card, said, things are slack
      C                 D
We've got a machine can learn the knack
   C                  G
Of doing your job, so don't come back
     C     D      G
The end of my old man

[Verse 5]
My old man he was fifty-one
What was he to do?
                    C      G
A craftsman moulder on the dole
C                  D
In nineteen thirty-two
   C                   G
He felt he'd given all he could give
   C                        D
So he did what thousands of others did
          C            G
Abandoned hope and the will to live
     C           D      G
They killed him, my old man

[Verse 6]
My old man he is dead and gone
Now I am your old man
                 C       G
And my advice to you, my son
C                      D
Is to fight back while you can
C                              G
Watch out for the man with the silicon chip
          C                D
Hold on to your job with a good firm grip
     C                          G
'Cause if you don't you'll have had your chips
    C       D      G
The same as my old man

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