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Sad Old Bastards With Guitars - Terence Blacker

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Uploaded on May 30, 2011

Sad Old Bastards With Guitars is now available on CD - Terence Blacker's 'Lovely Little Games', available at http://www.terenceblacker.com

Terence Blacker's celebration - with the help of the YouTube community - of the golden age of rock. Lead guitar/harmonies Derek Hewitson.

Lyrics and chords:
INTRO
Em C7 B7 Em

Em C7 B7 Em
Let me take you to a crowded little dive
Em C7 B7 Em
I was rocking the joint, keeping that music live.
G C
Let me show you a girl in tight blue jeans
A B7
Standing there, surveying the scene
Em C7 B7 Em
With a kind of hungry look in her eye.

Let me tell I thought I'd chance my hand
Said something like, Hey, wanna hang out with the band?
She turned to me and the look on her face
Said I wasn't just a loser, I wasn't even in the race.
She said, 'Grandpa, I'll say this slow, so you understand.'

Am Am/G D7
Everywhere I go, in all the bars
G Bm E7
There are sad old bastards with guitars
A C7 B7 E7
Singing out their youth, at least they try.
Am Am/G D7
With the beer guts sagging and their bald heads shining
G Bm E7
Singing Ho-Ho Silver Lining
Am C7 B7 Em
They're everywhere and nowhere baby -- wish they'd die.

Em B7 Em B7

Let me tell you that night I was home alone
That airhead's words had cut be to the bone
I looked across to my CDs
They seemed to just creek and cough and wheeze
I was looking at a musical old folks' home.

I went to the kitchen and turned on the radio
The DJ was playing a golden oldies show
He said, hey kids, isn't it great
To hear another fab song from '68?
I heard a voice in my head, she said 'Er, no'.
Chorus

SOLO (Chorus)

E7 A7
I went to sleep and in my dream D7 G7
I saw the strangest sight I've ever seen
E7 A7
There was Buddy and Gram and John and the King
D7 G7
Strumming their guitars and harmonising
E7 A7
With the angels, sitting on a cloud
D7 G7
Playing it long and playing it loud
E7 A7
They played Stairway to Heaven, Knockin' on Heaven's Door
D7 G7
Then the voice of the Lord said '1, 2, 3, 4'..
Everywhere I go in all the bars
There are sad old bastards with guitars
Singing out their youth, at least they try.
With the beer guts sagging and their bald heads shining
Singing Ho-Ho Silver Lining
They're everywhere and nowhere baby
That's no lie.

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