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Silas Stingy  The Who

By The Who
>From The Who Sell Out, 1967
Written by John Entwistle
transcribed by
[Dm]Once upon a [Dm/A]time, there lived an [C/G]old miser [C/E]man
By the [Dm]name of [F]Silas [G]Stin[Em]gy
He [Dm]carried all his [Am]money in a [G]little black [C]box,
Which was [Dm]heavy as a [Bb]rock with a [C]big pad[Am]lock
All the [Bb]little kids would [G]shout when [Am]Silas was a[F]bout
[Em]Money money [F]money bags, [Gm]money money [Am]money bags
[Dm]There[(Dm)] goes [C]mi[(Bb)]ngy [Am]Stin[F]gy, [Bb]there[(Bb)] goes [Am]min[(G)]gy [Dm/F]Stin-[Dm]gy
[Em]Money money [F]money bags, [Gm]money money [Am]money bags
[Dm]There[(Dm)] goes [C]mi[(Bb)]ngy [Am]Stin[F]gy, [Bb]there[(Bb)] goes [Am]min[(G)]gy [F/A]Stin-[Dm/F]gy
Silas didn't eat, which was just as well
He would starve himself for a penny
He wore old clothes and he never washed
'Cause soap cost a lot
And the dirt kept him hot
All the little kids would shout
When Silas was about
(repeat chorus)
[D5]In [D5]the [C#5]back [D5]of [D5]his [C#5]head [D5]was [D5C#5]a voice [D5]tha[D5]t s[C#5]aid,
"[G5]Some[F#5]one [F5]will [E5]ste[Eb5]al [D5]it [Bb5]all
[D5]He'll [D5]be [C#5]lying [D5]in [D5]the [C#5]gutter [D5]with [D5]an [C#5]empt[D5]y [D5]box[C#5],
The [G5]thieves [F#5]will [F5]be [E5]hav[Eb5]ing [D5]a [C5]ball"
(repeat chorus)
He bought a [Dm]safe to put the [A]box in and a [Bb]house to put the [F]safe in
And a [Gm]watchdog on a [Dm]chain to make quite [Am]sure
And his [Bb]face was very [F]funny when he [Gm]counted up his [Dm]money
And he [Bb]realized he hadn't any [Am]more
(repeat chorus; final repeat:)
[Bb]There[(Bb)] goes [Am]min[(G)]gy [A]Stin[D]gy

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