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Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs  Brian And Michael


[C]He  painted  salford  Smokey  tops,
On  C[EM]ardboard  boxes  from  the  shops.
And  pa[AM]rts  of  ancolts  where  I  used  to  play.         [DM]
Iím  s[F]ure  he  once  walked  down  our  street,
cause  he  pain[C]ted  kids  who  had  nout  on  their  feet,
The  cl[G]othes  he  wore  had  all seen better  days,                [C]

[C]Now  they  said  his  works  of  art  where  dull,
No  ro[EM]om  about  the  wall  was  full,
But  [AM]Lowry  didnít  care  much  anyway,        [DM]
They  sai[F]d  he  just  paints  cats  and  dogs.
And  Ma[C]tch stalk  men  in  boots  and  clogs,
And  Low[G]ry  said  thatís  just  the  way  theyíll  stay,                 [C]
(chorus)
             A[C]nd  he  painted  Match stalk  men  and  Match stalk  cats  and  dogs,                             [F]
             He  painted  kids  [G]on  the  corner  of  the  streets  with  the  sparking  clogs,                          [C]
             And  now  he  takes  his  brush  and  he  waits  outside  them  factory  g[F]ates,
             To  paint  his  Match [G]stalk  men  and  Match stalk  cats  and  dogs,                           [C]


[C]Now  canvas  and  brushes  where  wearing  thin,
When  Lond[EM]on  started  calling  him,
To  c[AM]ome  on  down  and  wear  the  old  flat  cap,               [DM]
They  said  tell [F] us  all  about  your  ways,
And  all[C]  about  them  salford  days,
Is  it  [G]true  youíre  just  an  ordinary  chap.        [C]
(chorus)


Now  Lo[C]wry's  hand  upon  the  wall,
[EM]Beside  the  greatest  of  them  all,
And  ev[AM]en  the  Mona Lisa  takes  a  bow,           [DM]
This  t[F]ired  old  man  with  hair  like  snow,
Told  no[C]rthern  folk  its  time  to  go,
The  [G]fever  came  and  the  good  Lord  mopped  his  brow,                     [C]
(chorus 2)
                [C]And  he  left  us  Match stalk  men  and  Match stalk  cats  and  dogs,                            [F]
                He  left  us  kid[G]s  on  the  corner  of  the  streets  with  the  sparking  clogs,                        [C]
                Now  he  takes  his  brush  and  he  waits  outside  them  pearly [F] gates,
                To  paint  his  Match[G] stalk  men  and  Match stalk  cats  and  dogs,                           [C]
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