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Old Man

Neil Young

 

Chord Guide

134211

F: 133211

132

D: xx0232

32 1

C: x32010

3 4

G: 3x0003

2 1

Am7: x02010

12 4

Em7: 022030

 

 


Strum: B B D DUB B D DU

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro:  / F - - - / - - - - / - - / D - - - / - - - - / x2

 

F (1½)

Old man look at my life,

                    D

I'm a lot like you were.

F (1½)

Old man look at my life,

 

I'm a lot like you were.

 

/ D - F - / C - - G / D - F - / C - F - /

 

D (½)         F (½)

Old man look at my life,

C (½)                             G (½)

Twenty-four and there's so much more

D (½)                 F (½)

Live alone in a paradise

          C (½)                    F (½)

That makes me think of two.

 

D (½)               F (½)

  Love lost, such a cost,

C (½)                        G (½)

Give me things that don't get lost.

D (½)                  C (½)

Like a coin that won't get tossed

F (½)                      G (½)

Rolling home to you.

 

Chorus:

/ D - - - / Am7 - (Em7) (G) /

 

D

Old man take a look at my life

       [ Am7    Em7   G ]

I'm a lot like you

D  

I need someone to love me

         [ Am7    Em7   G ]

the whole day through

D  

Ah, one look in my eyes

                  [ Am7    Em7   G ]

and you can tell that's true.

 

/ D - F - / C - - G / D - F - / C - F - /

 

D (½)        F (½)

Lullabies, look in your eyes,

C (½)                     G (½)

Run around the same old town.

D (½)        F (½)

Doesn't mean that much to me

       C (½)                     F (½)

To mean that much to you.

 

D (½)         F (½)

I've been first and last

C (½)        G (½)

Look at how the time goes past.

D (½)       C (½)

But I'm all alone at last.

F (½)        G (½)

Rolling home to you.

 

Chorus

 

/ F - - - / - - - - / - - / D - - - / - - - - / x2

 

F (1½)

Old man look at my life,

                    D

I'm a lot like you were.

F (1½)

Old man look at my life,

                    

I'm a lot like you were.

 

/ D - F - / C - - G /

 

End on D


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