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On the Nickel  Tom Waits

Capo on 4th Fret.
Verse 1:
[G]Sticks and stones will [D]break my bones,
[G]But I always will be [D]true,
G D /c# Bm
When your mama is dead and gone,
I'll sing this [Em]lullaby just for [A7sus4]you,[-] [A7]
[G]So what becomes of li[D]ttle boys,
[G]Who never say their [D]prayers,
[G]Well they're sleepin' like a [D]ba[Bm]by,
On the [Em7]Nickel [A7]over [D]there.
[G]And if you chew tob[D]acco,
[G]And wish upon the s[D]tar,
G D /c# Bm
Well you'll find out where the scarecrows sit,
Man they look like p[Em]unchlines between the c[A7sus4]ars,[-] [A7]
[G]And I know a place where a [D]royal flush,
[G]Can never beat a [D]pair,
[G]And even Thomas J[D]effers[Bm]on,
Is on the [Em]nickel o[A7]ver T[D]here.
[G]So ring around the [D]rosie,
[G]You're sleepin in the [D]rain,
[G]And you're always late for s[D]upp[Bm]er,
And man you[Em] let me down ag[A7]ain,
[G]I thought I heard a [D]mocking bird,
[G]Roosevelt knows w[D]here,
[G]They're whisteling past the g[D]rave y[Bm]ard
And they're on the [Em]nickel o[A]ver t[D]here.
[G]So what becomes of l[D]ittle boys,
[G]That run away from [D]home,
[G]Well the world keeps getti[D]n' big[Bm]ger,
[Em]Once you get out on you[A7sus4]r own,[-] [A7]
[G]So climb up thru that button[D]hole,
[G]And fall right up the st[D]airs,
[G]I'll show you where the sh[D]ort dogs [Bm]go,
On the [Em]nickel...[A7sus4]over the[A7]re.[D]
Seque into riff from Waltzing Matilda (not Tom Traubert's Blues)
[D] [F#7] [Bm] [G]  
[D] [Bm] [Em] [A]  
[D] [F#7] [Bm] [G]  
[D] [Bm] [A] [D] 

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