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The John Bull Tin ukulele

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #

The John Bull Tin
by:  Tom Russell
written by:  Tom Russell - Frontera Music

G (strum the chord once slowly)

            F                 G                  F         F
He said his pride and joy was that ol' John Bull Tin....

    F                           G
1.  He said it saved him from a bullet once
    F            F
But I did not believe
F                                              G
He's just an old man in the park half drunk on rum
      F              G         F                    F
As he rolled another smoke and closed the John Bull Tin
F                                 G  F
He said, "I've carried that since 1941."


F          F
Rubbed and worn a shiny silver
Blue letters chipped away
F                                G
His memories and tabacco fit within
       F             C7            F                F
He had one religious medal that he carried near his heart
F                         G                  F
But his pride and joy was that old John Bull Tin

    F                         G
2.  He said. "It used to be a tire patch kit
    F             F
But that was long ago
F                                G
It's memories and tabacco now my friend
        F                       G
Ya know some folks need a magic lamp
   F                F
To conjure up their dreams
F                 G                    F
But mine are kept inside the John Bull Tin."

Repeat Chorus

Solo:  strum through one verse

    F                G
3.  I found it lyin' in the grass
     F                    F
In a park near Shepherd's Bush
F                        G
I never saw that old man again
  F                 G
I guess he rolled a final smoke
    F             F
And went to his reward
F                      G                     F
Why else would he have dropped the John Bull Tin?

Repeat Chorus

F                     G                  F    G  F
His pride and joy was that old John Bull Tin

>From the album Song Of The West - The Cowboy Collection
1997 BMG/Hightone Records
Transcribed by:  Greg Yuriy
Feel free to send comments to yuriym@cyberbeach.net
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