Old Man
(Bryan Maclean)

Last Update: 03. oktober 2003

This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song.
You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.


Intro:     D    Dsus4      [8X; bass enters 3rd time]
        / / / /
Verse 1:
        I once knew a man
        Em          A            F
        Been everywhere in the world
        Gave me a tiny ivory ball
        F#m             B       G
        Said it would bring me good
        Cm                  G     Bm
        Never believed it would until
                      C        Bbsus2 [x13311]
        I have been loving you
Verse 2:
   Dear old man
        He'd seen most everything
        Gave me a piece of good advice
        Said it would do me well
        I couldn't really tell until
        I have been loving you
   Asus2 [x02200]
        Now it seems
        Things are not so strange
        I can see more clearly
        Suddenly I've found my way
        I know the old man would laugh
                             B      G   /F#
        He spoke of love's sweeter days
        Em          A        F
        And in his eloquent way
        Bbm                         F
        I think he was speaking of you
        You are so lovely
        You didn't have to say a thing
Verse 3:
   But I remember that old man
        Telling me he'd seen the light
        Gave me a small brown leather book
        Insisted that he was right
        Cm                 G
        I only heard him slightly
        Bm         Cm         G
           'Til I heard you whisper
        C           Bm     Cm     G    Bm  Bbsus2
           Took you up all in my arms
   D            Dsus4   D   Dsus4
        Dear old man
        D            Dsus4   D   Dsus4
        Wise old man
        D            Dsus4   D   Dsus4
        Fine old man, now
-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers