The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7405   Message #45208
Posted By: Steve Parkes
13-Nov-98 - 03:44 AM
Thread Name: Chords Req: Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
Subject: Chords Add: BUDDY CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?
Aagh!! Pipped to the post! Well, I'm gonna put my two penn'orth in anyway, since I went to the trouble of writing it out last night. I have this song on a double album called The Weavers' Greatest Hits, and I think it's sung by Pete Seeger. I don't know what key it's on, but I do it it in C, and to hell with the piano player! It's very similar to Roger's, but not quite the same as a straight change of key. It's easier to play, at least!
  
Am Dm E7
They used to tell me I was building a dream,
Am F G7
And so I followed the mob,
C E
When there was earth to plow or guns to bear,
E7
I was always there, right on the job.
Am Dm E7
They used to tell me I was building a dream,
Am C G7
with peace and glory ahead.
C E7
Why should I be standing in line?
Am E7
just waiting for bread?


Am E A7
Once I built a railroad, made it run,
D7 G7 C Am
Made it race against time.
E7 Am Am7 Cdim
Once I built a railroad, now it's done.
E Am
Brother can you spare a dime?


Am E A7
Once I built a tower to the sun,
D7 G7 C Am
Made of brick and rivet and lime.
E7 Am Am7 Cdim
Once I built a tower, now it's done.
E Am
Brother can you spare a dime?


A (major)
Once in khaki suits, gee we looked swell;
A7 A
Full of that Yankee Doodle de dum
Am C Am
Half a million boots went sloggin' through hell,
C D E E7
And I was the kid with the drum.

Am E A7
Say don't you remember? they called me Al.
D7 G7 C Am
It was Al all the time.
E7 Am Am7 Cdim
Say, don't you remember? I'm your pal!
E Am
Buddy can you spare a di-ime?



Steve