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...MY OLD MAN... by Ian Dury & The Blockheads
----------------.............................

*from 'New Boots and Panties!!' (1977)*


/ = slide


Intro:

A  F#  E

Verse 1:

B
 My old man wore three piece whistles; he was never home for long.
Drove a bus for London Transport; he knew where he belonged.

B7 / C7
      Number 18 down to Euston,
B7 / C7             C7   B7 E
      Double decker move a -long.
B7 / C7             C7   B7 E
      Double decker move a -long.
A   F#  E
 My old man.

Verse 2:

B
 Later on he drove a Roller, chauffeuring for foreign men.
Dropped his aitches on occasion, said Cor Blimey, now and then.

B7 / C7
      Did the crossword in the Standard,
B7 / C7              C7 B7  E
      At the airport in the rain.
B7 / C7              C7 B7  E
      At the airport in the rain.
A   F#  E
 My old man.

Verse 3:

B
 Wouldn't never let his guvnors, call him Billy; he was proud.
Personal reasons make a difference; his last boss was allowed.

B7 / C7
      Perhaps he had to keep his distance,
B7 / C7             C7   B7 E
      Made a racket when he rowed,
B7 / C7             C7   B7 E
      Made a racket when he rowed.
A   F#  E    A  F#  E
 My old man, my old man.

Verse 4:

B
 My old man was fairly handsome, he smoked too many cigs.
Lived in one room in Victoria, he was tidy in his digs.

B7 / C7
    Had to have an operation,
B7 / C7              C7  B7 E
      When his ulcer got to big.
B7 / C7              C7  B7 E
      When his ulcer got to big.
A   F#  E
 My old man.

Solo:

B
B7 / C7, B7 / C7, C7  B7  E
B7 / C7, C7  B7  E

A   F#  E
 My old man.

Verse 5:

B
 Seven years went out the window, we met as one to one.
Died before we'd done much talking; but relations had begun.

B 7/ C7
      All the while we thought about each other,
B7 / C7                 C7   B7   E
      All the best mate, from your son.
B7 / C7                  C7   B7   E
      All the best mate, from your son.
A   F#  E    A  F#  E
 My old man, my old man.

Sax Solo:

B
B7 / C7, B7 / C7, C7  B7  E
B7 / C7, C7  B7  E

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   A       F#      E       B       B7      C7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 577655  244322  022100  x24442  x24242  x35353


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2006 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)

            
            
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