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Chords Req: Odd Job Man (Harry Chapin)

12 Jun 03 - 03:08 AM (#966307)
Subject: Harry Chapin Odd Job Man Chords???
From: GUEST,Jack Lorence

Howdy folks, does anyone here happen to know the chords to Odd Job Man, by the late great Harry Chapin?
Thanks, Jack

12 Jun 03 - 03:51 AM (#966321)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: ODD JOB MAN (Harry Chapin)
From: Sorcha

I think I found them, try and see. I am NOT a guitar person.

I give part time help
I'm the odd job man
I can't do what I want
Em D
So I do what I can
And I'll tell you now
So that you will understand
You get just what you pay
for from the odd job man

G Em G Em G Em G

Em G Em
One day this dude drives in the station
G Em
And I slide out to the pump
G Em
And he says, " I need some odd jobs done
Can you get off from this dump? "
G Em
Well I can always use some extra bread
G Em
So I nod and take the job
G Em
When he says " Clean up before you come
I do not hire slobs "
A F#m
Now you can see I'm not no fancy pants
A F#m
But everyone has pride
A F#m
And especially since this lovely lady's
Sittin' by his side

Still something keeps my trap shut

And I nod again " Alright "

And he gooses his Mercedes

And he squeals off in the night


Well I find his place next morning
It's more a palace than a pad
And it kind of makes my pick-up truck
Start looking pretty bad
But the same lady swings the door back
And before one word is said
She leads me to his trophy room
Where he sits with his stuffed heads
He's got this list of jobs for me to do
While he's out of town
And he says "I'm too damn busy boy
The way I move around"
Well I start to figure prices when he says
"It's time you learned,
When you're dealing with a gentleman
You get just what you earn"


Em F#m Em F#m Em F#m

Em F#m
I set to work that weekend
Em F#m
And I'm fixin' up some stairs
Em F#m
When I feel that someone's watching me
Em F#m
And I see SHE'S standing there
Am Em
And she says "I like to watch you work
Am Em
You have such supple hands"

She says "Can I help you?" and I say

"Baby you CAN !! "

Well she looks me in the eyes boys

I admit I looked a little lower

That's when she starts breathing faster

And I start working slower

You see when you have a helper

With her attitude and grace

You start puttin' lots of extra hours

Workin' 'round the place


Well a month had too soon come and gone
With my odd jobs all done
When who should pull up to the pump
But the long-lost prodigal son
And he says "Here's a hundred dollars boy"
Pulls the bill off from his wad
And he starts to hand it over
Like a gift come straight from God!
I say "That's just a buck an hour sir !"
He says "That's what I pay for jerks"
Now I admit that almost blew my cool
But I staggered back to work
You see most times when it's said and done
There's justice to this life
'Cause what that man had done to me
I'd done to his wife!


06 Jan 05 - 01:21 PM (#1372900)
Subject: RE: Harry Chapin Odd Job Man Chords???