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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
This is one of my favourite Neil Young songs and is relatively easy to play, but 
mastering all the embellishments in Neil's chord picking (not shown here) is more tricky.

Intro
    Dm9
  E|------------0--0--|----------0--0--0--|------------0--0--|
  B|---------6--6--6--|-------6--6--6--6--|---------6--6--6--|
  G|--5----0h5--5--5--|--5--0h5--5--5--5--|--5----0h5--5--5--|
  D|--0--0------------|--0----------------|--0--0------------|
  A|------------------|-------------------|------------------|
  E|------------------|-------------------|------------------|

    D                 
  E|-----0h2--------|--3p2-----0h2--0--0--|
  B|----------3--3--|-------3-------3--3--|
  G|--2-------2--2--|-------2-------2--2--|
  D|--0-------------|---------------------|
  A|----------------|---------------------|
  E|----------------|---------------------|
  (Repeat above)

(play as intro)
  Dm9                                     D         
  Old man look at my life, I'm a lot like you were.
  Dm9                                     
  Old man look at my life , I'm a lot like

  D      Fmaj7  C     G
  you were
  D      Fmaj7  C     F

Verse
  D       Fmaj7            C                       G            
  Old man look at my life, twenty four and there's so much more.
  D               F maj7        C                 F
  Live alone in a paradise that makes me think of two.
  D          Fmaj7        C                   G
  Love lost, such a cost, give me things that don't get lost.
  D                C                F                   G
  Like a coin that won't get tossed rolling home to you

Bass run into chorus G A B C D

Chorus
 Intro  D Dsus4 D Am7 Em7 G

  D                                    Am7      Em7  G
  Old man take a look at my life I'm a lot like you.
  D                             Am7       Em7      G
  I need someone to love me the whole day through.
  D                                   Am7         Em7
  Ah, one look in my eyes and you can tell that's true.

Bridge to verse
  D   Fmaj7   C   G
  D   Fmaj7   C   F

2nd Verse
  D          Fmaj7             C               G
  Lullabies, look in your eyes, run around the same old town.
  D                 Fmaj7         C                 G
  Doesn't mean that much to me to mean that much to you.
  D         Fmaj7          C                G     
  I've been first and last, look at how the time goes past.
  D            C             F               G
  But I'm all alone at last, rolling home to you.

Run into chorus G A B C D

Repeat chorus 
Repeat intro
But on the last "you were" finish with...

D        Fmaj7      C     G     D
you were.

            
            
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joyboy3d2k 10 Sep 15, 2013 02:40 PM

Would like to know the cords to "Old MAN " .

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xAngelsOfHellx 2,152 Feb 04, 2015 12:37 AM

If anyone wants the chords for Old Man, look at the comments on Ver 4. If that comment was deleted, msg me.

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jenko831 31 May 22, 2015 10:22 AM

c'mon UG pull your fingers out and get these back up. the best song ever written and not one version is available due to bullsh*t copyright laws

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