David Allan Coe

David Allan Coe - Old Man Tell Me guitar chord

David Allan Coe - Old Man Tell Me

Capo 1

D

I've seen the old man sittin' round

The courthouse square back home in town

G Em G A

Talkin' about the big war, back in 1943

D

Sayin' how much good it's done

Medals gleamin' in the sun

G Em

Cussin' at my long hair

G A

And my talk of bein' free.

D

Their vision like their battle scars

A

Of other wars has faded

G

Like the colors on the ribbons

D

From the battles that they've won

G

If there's one thing I've learned it's this

D Bm

You just can't shake hand with a fist

Em A

And I once did my talkin' with a gun.

D

And old man I know what you've seen

A

But yours is not the only dream

G F#m Em G A

I have to believe in something more than yesterday

D

Let it die just like the past

A G

I believe there's hope at last

A

Old man, did you ever have to pray

D

Old man, can you show me the way.

D

He shakes his head from time to time

And rambles somewhere in his mind

G Em

Mumblin' bout the civil war

G A

And how we should have won

D

Settin' up his battle plans

On checker boards at his command

G Em G A

Watchin' all his gallant kings go fallen one by one.

D

And "son he'd say there's not much time

For you to straighten out your mind

G Em A

But you never listen, to the things I try to say

D

And I just turn my head and cry

Never understanding why

G Em

He'd set up that checkerboard

A

When he knew I couldn't play.

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