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Thread #120776   Message #2629998
Posted By: Joe Offer
12-May-09 - 12:26 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: My Old Man (Steve Goodman)
Subject: Lyr Add: MY OLD MAN (Steve Goodman)
Hi, Breeze-
If you use the filter and put in my old man and set the date back all the way, you'll see that we've had many threads on songs named "My Old Man" - so ya gotta be specific.
The only "Old Man" by a man named Steve is this one:

(Steve Goodman, 1977 Big Ear Music & Red Pajamas Music)

I miss my old man tonight
and I wish he was here with me
With his corny jokes and his cheap cigars
He could look you in the eye and sell you a car.
That's not an easy thing to do,
but no one ever knew a more charming creature
on this earth than my old man.

He was a pilot in the big war in the U.S. Army Air Corps
in a C-47 with a heavy load
full of combat cargo for the Burma Road.
And after they dropped the bomb
he came home and married Mom and
not long after that
he was my old man.

And oh the fights we had
when my brother and I got him mad;
He'd get all boiled up and he'd start to shout
and I knew what was coming so I tuned him out.
And now the old man's gone, and I'd give all I own
to hear what he said when I wasn't listening
to my old man.

I miss my old man tonite
and I can almost see his face
He was always trying to watch his weight
and his heart only made to fifty-eight.
For the first time since he died
late last night I cried.
I wondered when I was gonna do that
for my old man.

Is this the song you're seeking? Sorry that I don't have chords, but I thought this song ought to be here.