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Talking Old Soldiers  Elton John

Song: Talking old soldiers
Tabbed by: DJ
28th July 2013
Tuning: Standard
CAPO: 3rd fret (Sounds in key of Cm)
Chord shapes are relative to capo position:
Am = x02210 F = 133211
Am7/G = 302010 D7/F# = 200212
Fmaj7 = 133210 E = 022100
E7aug = 020110 Am7 = x02213
E7 = 020100 D7 = xx0212
D/F# = 20023x
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Am Am7/G Fmaj7 E7aug E7
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[Am] "Why, hello! Say, ...can I buy you..[E7]. another glass of beer?"
[Am] "Well, thanks a lot, that's kind of you![E7] It's nice to know you care!
F E7aug E7 Am Am7/G
 
 These days there's so much... going on-----------,

F E7aug E7 Am Am7/G
No one seems to wanna know,
F E7aug E7 Am Am7/G D/F#
I may be just... an old sol - dier to some...
But I k[F]now... how it feels... to grow o[E]ld!"[E7]
[Am] "Yeah, that's right! You can see me h[E7]ere most every night,
[Am] You always see me staring at the w[E7]alls, and at the lights!
F E7aug E7 Am Am7/G
Funny, ...I re - member, oh, it's years ago, I'd say,
F E7aug E7 Am Am7/G
I'd stand at that bar... with my friends, who've passed a - way,
F E7aug E7 Am Am7/G D7/F#
And drink three times the beer that I can drink to - day,
Yes, I k[F]now... how it feels... to grow o[E]ld!"[E7]
[Am] "I know what they're saying, son![Am7/G] 'There goes Old Mad Joe again!'
[D/F#] Well, I may be mad at that!
I've seen enough..[F]. to make a man go out of his brains!
[Am] Well, do they know what it's like to have a graveyard [E7]as a friend?
'Cause t[Am7]hat's where they [D7]are, boy, all of them!
[Fmaj7]Don't seem likely I'll get friends like that a - g[E]ain!"[E7]
[Am] "Well, it's time I moved off, but it's been g[E7]reat just listening to you,
[Am] And I might even see you next t[E7]ime I'm passing through,
F E7aug E7 Am Am7/G
 
 You're right, there's so much going on----------,

F E7aug E7 Am Am7/G
 
 No one seems to want to know---------,

F E7aug E7 Am Am7/G D7/F#
So keep well, keep well, old friend, and have a - nother drink on me,
F E7aug Am Am7/G
 
 Just ig - nore all the others, you've got your memo - ries-------,

Fmaj7 E7aug E7 Am
You've got your memories!" | / / / / | / ||
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