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Ian Dury And The Blockheads - My Old Man Chords

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My Old Man Chords

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Ian Dury And The Blockheads
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                ...MY OLD MAN... by Ian Dury & The Blockheads
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*from 'New Boots and Panties!' (1977)*


/ = slide


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             C7   B7 E
    Double decker move a -long,
B7/C7             C7   B7 E
    Double decker move a -long.
A   F#  E
 My old man.

Verse 2:

B
 Later on he drove a Roller,
Chauffeuring for foreign men.
Dropped his aitches on occasion,
Said Cor Blimey, now and then.

B7/C7
    Did the crossword in the Standard,
B7/C7              C7 B7  E
    At the airport in the rain,
B7/C7              C7 B7  E
    At the airport in the rain.
A   F#  E
 My old 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             C7   B7 E
    Made a racket when he rowed,
B7/C7             C7   B7 E
    Made a racket when he rowed.
A   F#  E
 My old man,
A   F#  E
 My old 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              C7  B7 E
    When his ulcer got to big,
B7/C7              C7  B7 E
    When his ulcer got to big.
A   F#  E
 My old man.

Solo:

(with Verse Chords)

B
B7/C7
B7/C7 C7  B7  E
B7/C7 C7  B7  E

A   F#  E
 My old 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 thought about each other,
B7/C7                 C7   B7   E
    All the best mate from your son,
B7/C7                 C7   B7   E
    All the best mate from your son.
A   F#  E
 My old man,
A   F#  E
 My old man.

Sax Solo:

(with Verse Chords)

B
B7/C7
B7/C7 C7  B7  E
B7/C7 C7  B7  E

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   A       F#      E       B       B7      C7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 577655  244322  022100  x24442  x24242  x35353
            
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