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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date: May 12, 2003   
Album:
Written by:
Note: If you guitar is tuned to standard tuning, you can play along with
the recording which is the best way to learn songs.
n.c. means play no chord  A# is also a Bb if that notation is more helpful
to you.
You can capo the first fret and play these chords ignoring the sharp symbol
with the following chord changes.   
When capoed,G  becomes F#   
            Cm becomes Bm 
            Fm becomes Em

             MY OLD MAN   Rodney Atkins

INTRO Listen to recording for timing  play this twice
  D#        G#  
--6-6-6-4-3----------------------
------------4--------------------
------------------3-5-3----------
------------------------6-5------
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D#                     G# 
I got a picture of him bare foot in the mud
D#                             G#
Behind his grandpa's plow and two gray mules
D#                               G#
When he turned ten years old in May 'fifty three
D#                              G#          A#
He grew up fearin  God in Wash-burn, Tenne-see
      A#                  Cm                    Fm   A#     
The closest thing that he had to a dad was his uncle Bob
A#                  Cm                   G#                G 
And he could only dream of things like little league base-ball
        G#           A#                   Cm      D#       
That little boy with big blue eyes and callused hands
       A#          D# 
"mm" became My Old Man

play intro once

D#                                  G# 
She was a Kentucky girl born on Valentine's day
D#                              G#
A fourth child of five to my grandma Uma-May
D#                                G#
So shy and beautiful with sunset hair and emerald eyes
D#                    G# 
Daddy spent his life workin in the coal mines
A#              Cm                  G#          Cm  
And in my eyes, all of my life, my dad's beena saint



A#         Cm                   G#            G      
But even saints need angels to show them the way
           G#           A#                     Cm             D#    
And over thirty-seven years ago he asked for Margaret Lynn's hand
          G#           A#      D#    
And that angel married My Old Man
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--------8-9-11--
--8--10---------
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             F#     A#m                 G#              
There were times I tried to buck the truthful things they said
F#                 A#m                  G#  
Now I'm glad that more than once they rattled my stubborn head
D#                  F                     A#
Cause my folks are just like mountains I look at from afar
              G#                      Cm         A# 
But now the closer I get to them the bigger they are

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-1-0------------
------3-1-------
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n.c.           D#                   G#                 A#  
Time seens to fly anymore and the holidays are so far apart
A#                 Cm               G#                   G
There's no way a phone call could express what's in my heart
G#                 Cm               A#       Cm   
So this is just a song to say How thankful I am
      G#      A#      Cm             G#   n.c. A#       D#  G#  D# G#   
For momma and My Old Man        For momma          and dad  (play intro)
ENDING RUN  
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-1-3-1----------
--------3-------
-----------0----   <----turn this string down to D# or end on a D# chord
                     standard tuning makes this an E


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