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My Old Man  Ian Dury and The Blockheads

I\'ve transposed this song up by three semitones to make it easier to play...

Intro:
[A]   [F#]    [E]                              

Verse 1:

[B] My old man,
Wore three peice 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]    Double decker [C7]move [B7]a -[E]long,
[B7/C7]    Double decker [C7]move [B7]a -[E]long.
[A] My [F#]old [E]man.

Verse 2:

[B] Later on,
He drove a Roller,
Chauffeuring,
For foreign men.
Dropped his aitches,
On occation,
Said Cor Blimey!
Now and then.
[B7/C7]    Did the crossword,
In the Standard,
[B7/C7]    At the airport [C7]in [B7]the [E]rain,
[B7/C7]    At the airport [C7]in [B7]the [E]rain.
[A] My [F#]old [E]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]    Made a racket [C7]when [B7]he [E]rowed,
[B7/C7]    Made a racket [C7]when [B7]he [E]rowed.
[A] My [F#]old [E]man,
[A] My [F#]old [E]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]    When his ulcer [C7]got [B7]to [E]big,
[B7/C7]    When his ulcer [C7]got [B7]to [E]big.
[A] My [F#]old [E]man.

Solo: (with Verse Chords)

[B7/C7]      [C7]    [B7]    [E]                      
[A] My [F#]old [E]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.
[B7/C7]    All the while,
We though about each other,
[B7/C7]    All the best mate [C7]from [B7]your [E]son,
[B7/C7]    All the best mate [C7]from [B7]your [E]son.
[A] My [F#]old [E]man,
[A] My [F#]old [E]man.

Sax Solo: (with Verse Chords)

[B7/C7]      [C7]    [B7]    [E]                      
(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   [A]        [F#]        [E]        [B]        [B7] [C7]
[EADGBE]577655  [EADGBE]244322  [EADGBE]022100  [EADGBE]x24442  [EADGBE]x24242  [EADGBE]x35353

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

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