The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7405   Message #45016
Posted By: Roger in Baltimore
11-Nov-98 - 06:04 PM
Thread Name: Chords Req: Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
Subject: Chords Add: BUDDY CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?
With any luck, this is a formatted version. I apologize for discombobulating the line "with peace and glory ahead." I really don't know where the chords should go for that line and the one following. Perhaps someone can repair it.

  Cm                         Fm6
They used to tell me I was building a dream,
Cm
and so I followed the mob,
Eb D7
When there was earth to plow or guns to bear,
D7b5 G7
I was always there, right on the job.
Cm Fm6
They used to tell me I was building a dream,
Cm Gm Cm7 Bb7
with peace and glory ahead.
Eb G7 G+
Why should I be standing in line?
Cm Fm6 G7
just waiting for bread?

Cm
Once I built a railroad,
G7 C7
made it run,
F Bb7 Eb
Made it race against time.
Fm6 G7
Once I built a railroad.
Cm Ab
Now it's done.
Fm G7 Cm G7
Brother can you spare a dime?

Cm G7 C7
Once I built a tower to the sun,
F Bb7 Eb G7
brick and rivet and lime.
Fm6 G7
Once I built a tower,
Cm Ab7
Now, it's done.
Fm G7 Cm
Brother can you spare a dime?

C7
Once in khaki suits,
Gm7b5 C7
gee we looked swell;
C7 Bbm6 C7
full of that Yankee Doodle de dum
F7 Cm7 F9
Half a million boots went sloggin through hell.
Cm A7b5 D7 G7
I was the kid with the drum.
Cm
Say don't you remember?
G7 C7
they called me Al.
F7 Bb7 Eb G7
It was Al all the time.
Fm6 G7
Say, don't you remember?
Cm Ab7
I'm your pal!
Fm Cm
Buddy can you spare a di-ime?

I hope Mike the Bass player enjoys.

Roger in Baltimore