The Old Man chords
by Finbar Furey
- The Old Man was written in 1981 by Phil Coulter - an Irish musician, songwriter and record producer from Derry, Northern Ireland.
- The song can be found on the album Once When I Was released by Finbar Furey on May 15, 2011.
- Music: Key of Bb Major in 4/4 time at ~ 88 bpm
- Chords: Bb, C, Cm, Eb, F, F7, G, Gm
- Easier: Capo on 3 and play in G Major
- Chords with Capo: G, A, Am, C, D, D7, E, Em
The Old Man by Finbar Furey
Capo on 3 if playing with video
Intro: 4/4 | G | C | G | C | G C 1. The tears have all been shed now D G We've said our last good-byes E Am His soul's been bles-sed__ And he's laid to rest A D It's now I feel a-lone G C 2. He was more than just a fa-ther D G A tea-cher my best friend E Am He can still be heard__ In the tunes we shared A D | D7 | When I play them on my own G C 3. As a boy he'd take me walk-ing D G By moun-tain field and stream E Am He'd show me things__ Not known to kings A D Still se-cret be-tween him and me G C 4. Like the co-lors of the phea-sant D G As he ri-ses in the dawn E Am And how to fish and make a wish A D | D7 | Be-side a Hol-ly Tree C G Chorus: No I ne-ver will for-get him C G He made me "what I am" C And he may be gone G Em | % | Me-mo-ries lin-ger on... and on Am D7 G And I miss him... the old man Instr: | G | C | G | D | G | C | G | D | (man) G C 5. I thought he'd live for-e-ver D G He seemed so big and strong E Am The mi-nutes fly__ And the years roll by A D For a fa-ther and a son G C 6. And sud-den-ly when it hap-pened D G There was so much left un-said E Am No se-cond chance__ To tell him thanks A D | D7 | For ev'-ry-thing he's done C G Chorus: No I ne-ver will for-get him C G He made me "what I am" C And he may be gone G Em | % | Me-mo-ries lin-ger on... and on Am D7 G And I miss him... the old man | G | C | G | D | (man) G C G | D | Fa-ther... I sing this song for you G C G | D | Fa-ther... I sing this song for you G C G | D | Fa-ther... I sing this song for you G C G | D | Fa-ther... I sing this song for you...
🗝️ G Major
Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note
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