old hippie Bellamy Brothers
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 1995 23:25:06 -0400 Subject: Cowpie Newsletter submission Sender: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org.MTS.wpafb.af.mil Posted: Wed, 19 Apr 95 04:21:55 -0400 App-Message-Id: Old Hippie by The Bellamy Brothers G He turned thirty-five last Sunday C G In his hair he found some gray But he still ain't changed his lifestyle C D He likes it better the old way C G So he grows a little garden in the back yard by the fence C G He's consuming what he's growing nowadays in self defense D He get's out there in the twilight zone C G sometimes when it just don't make no sense He gets off on country music cause disco left him cold He's got young friends into new wave buts he's just too damn old And he dreams at night of Woodstock and the day John Lennon died how the music made him happy and the silence made him cry Yea he thinks of John sometimes and he has to wonder why == Chorus == C He's an old hippie G and he don't know what to do D should hang on to the old G should he grab on to the new C he's an old hippie G his new life is just a bust D he ain't trying to change nobody C D G he just trying real hard to adjust He was sure back in the sixties that everyone was hip Then they sent him off to Vietnam on his senior trip And they force him to become a man while he was still a boy and in each wave of tragedy he waited for the joy Now this world may change around him but he just can't change nomore == Chorus == Well he stays away a lot now from the parties and the clubs And he's thinking while he's joggin' 'round Sure is glad he quit the hard drugs Cause him and his kind get more endangered everyday And pretty soon the species will just up and fade away Like the smoke from that torpedo just up and fade away >This song sounds best when you alternate between G and D for the bass on the G-chord; The C and middle E on the C-Chord; and D and A on the D-chord. Play it with "boom chuka" rhythm. ~Marvin Potts ~
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Hank Santiago (report)
2nd, and 3rd verse are reversed, I think?