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Lonnie Donegan - My Old Man's A Dustman

As best as I can remember them. I've tried them me old 12 stringer and they sound OK. Hope it formats on here alright. If not email me and I'll post them on.

MY OLD MAN'S A DUSTMAN
Lonnie Donegan

Now (G)here's a (Bm)little (E)story, to (A)tell it is a (D)must,
(G)About an (Bm)unsung (E)hero that (A) moves away the (D)dust.
Some (A)people make a (D)fortune, (A)others earn a (D)mint,
Now (A)my old man don't (D)earn much. In (A)fact, he's (A7)flippin' (D)skint (D7)

Oh, (G)my old man's a dustman, he wears a dustman's (D)hat,
He wears cor-blimey trousers, and he (D7)lives in a council (G) flat
He (G)looks a proper narna in his great big hob nailed (C)boots
He's (D)got such a job to pull 'em up that he (D7)calls them daisy (G)roots.

Some (G)folks give tips at Christmas, and some of them (D)forget
So when he picks their bins up he (D7)spills some on the (G)steps.
Now (G)one old man got nasty and to the council [C]wrote
Next (D)time my old man went round there he (D7)punched him up the (G)throat.

CHORUS: Oh, my old man's a dustman, he wears a dustman's hat,
He wears cor-blimey trousers, and he lives in a council flat.

SPOKEN: I say, I say, Les,
I 'er - I found a police dog in my dustbin
How do you know he's a police dog
He had a policeman with him.

(G)Though my old man's a dustman, he's got an 'eart of (D)gold
He got married recently though he's (D7)86 years (D) old.
We said "Here, hang on Dad - you're getting past your [C] prime."
He said (D)"Well, when you get my age - it helps to pass the (G)time."

CHORUS
Oh (G)my old man's a dustman, he wears a dustman's (D)hat
He wears cor-blimey trousers and he (D7)lives in a council (D)flat.

SPOKEN: I say, I say, I say,
My dustbins full of lilies.
Well, throw 'em away then!
I can't, Lilly's wearing them.

Now one (G)day whilst in a hurry, he missed a lady's (D)bin
He hadn't gorn but a few yards, when (D7)she chased after (D)him.
"What game do you think you're playing" - she cried right from the [C] heart.
"You've (D)missed me, am I too late - Naaa (D7)jump up on the (D)cart".

CHORUS: Oh (G)my old man's a dustman, he wears a dustman's (D)hat,
He wears cor blimey trousers, and he (D7)lives in a council (D)flat.

SPOKEN: I say, I say, I say
What – you again?
My dustbin's absolutely full with toadstools
How do you know it's full?
'Cause there's not mush-room inside

He (G)found a tiger's head one day nailed to a piece of (D)wood,
The tiger looked quite miserable, but (D7)I suppose it (D)should.
Just then from out a window - a voice began to [C] wail,
It (D)said, "Oi! where's me tigers 'ead? [SHOUTED:] (D7)Four foot from its (D)tail!"

Now (G)my old man's a dustman, he wears a dustman's (D)hat,
He (G)wears cor blimey trousers, and he (D7)lives in a council (D)flat
Next (G)time you see a dustman looking all pale and [C] sad,
Don't (D)kick him in the dustbin, it (D7)might be my old (G)dad.


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