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Old Rock N Roller  Charlie Daniels

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A E A D/A A *)
He's just an old rock 'n' roller playing music in a backstreet bar.
And he [F#m]sings a little flat and he [D]never learned to play the [E7]guitar.
But he [F#m]keeps on beltin' out them [C#m7]rhythm and blues
[D]"Long Tall Sally" and "[A]Blue Suede Shoes"
A E F#m D(add9 - D) **)
He just can't accept the fact he's never gonna be a star.
A E A *)
He's just an old rock 'n' roller playing music in a backstreet bar.

He had a record in the sixties, it was big enough to go Top Ten.
And though he tried and he tried he never could make it happen again.
He's been living twenty years on bourbon and pride.
Jerry Lee went country and Elvis died.
And then his third wife left him but he never really thought it would last.
And now she ain't nothing but another little blast from the past.

But [C#m7]sometimes late on a saturday night
when the [D]crowd's out having fun,
He [C#m7]steps to the mike with a gleam in his eye
and once a[D]gain he's twenty-one.
And then it's "[F#m]Be-Bop-A-Lulu" and "Heartbreak Hotel"
and [C#m7]"That'll Be The Day"
But then the [D]Sweet [C#m7]Bird of [Bm]Youth just [A]flies a[D]way.  [E]

He's an earthbound eagle that never did learn how to fly.
He ain't ever gonna make it but he sure did give it a try.
So go dye your hair and turn the music up loud,
When it's time to go, at least you'll go down proud.
You ain't never gonna be nothing but what you are –
Just an old rock 'n' roller playing music in a backstreet bar,

Just an old rock 'n' roller playing music in a backstreet bar.

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