My Old Man
Chords And Lyrics 
For The Acoustic

My Old Man Chords And Lyrics by John Prine

Welcome to my My Old Man chords and lyrics song page by John Prine where you'll find my partial acoustic guitar demo, purchase link for a full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf sheet you can download and some rhythm tips.

Steve Goodman wrote this song approx 6 months after his father Bud Goodman passed away. He called John Prine from a payphone and played it for John.

My Old Man
Chords And Lyrics
Demo, Tips & Pdf

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = a simple shuffle rhythm pattern all the way through
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C and D

My Old Man Lyrics

I miss my old man tonight - And I wish he was here with me
With his corny jokes - and his cheap cigars
He could look you in the eyes and - sell you a car
That's not an easy thing to do
But no one ever knew - a more charming creature on - this old earth
Than my old man

He was a pilot - in the big war - in the U.S. - Army Air Corps
In a C-47 - with a heavy load - carrying combat cargo over the Burma Road
And after - they dropped the bomb
He came home and - married mom - And not long - after that
He became my old man

And oh the fights we had - When my brother - and me got him mad
He'd get all boiled up - and he'd start to shout
We knew what was coming so I tuned him out
And now the old man's gone
And I'd give all I own - To hear what he said when - I wasn't listening
To my - old - man

I miss the old man tonight - and I can almost - see his face
He was always trying - to watch his weight
His heart only made it to - fifty-eight
For the first time - since he died
Late last night I cried - I was wondering when - I was gonna do that
For my - old - man

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John Prine Official Website

My Old Man - Steve Goodman Song

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