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Shakin' Stevens - This Ole House chords

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This Ole House:Shakin' Stevens.
#1 in UK in 1981.
(Rosemary Clooney's version, in 1954, hit #1
 in the UK and USA. Her version was in key of C.)

#1.
A
This ole house once knew his children,
         D
this ole house once knew his wife.
         E
This ole house was home and comfort,
        A
as they fought the storms of life.
A
This old house once rang with laughter,
         D
this old house heard many shouts.
       E
Now he trembles in the darkness,
         A
when the lightnin' walks about.

CHORUS:
A             D
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer,
              A
ain't a-gonna need this house no more.
          E
Ain't got time to fix the shingles,
          A
ain't got time to fix the floor.
          D
Ain't got time to oil the hinges,
       A
Nor to mend the windowpanes.
              E
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer,
                                 A
He's a-gettin' ready to meet the Saints.

#2.
A
This ole house is a-gettin' shaky,
         D
this ole house is a-gettin' old.
         E
This ole house lets in the rain,
         A
This ole house lets in the cold.
A
Oh, his knees are gettin' chilly,
       D
but he feels no fear nor pain.
         E
Cause he sees an Angel peekin'
                       A
through a broken windowpane.

CHORUS:
A             D
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer,
              A
ain't a-gonna need this house no more.
          E
Ain't got time to fix the shingles,
          A
ain't got time to fix the floor.
          D
Ain't got time to oil the hinges,
       A
Nor to mend the windowpanes.
              E
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer,
                                 A
He's a-gettin' ready to meet the Saints.

#3.
A
This ole house is afraid of thunder,
         D
this ole house is afraid of storms.
         E
This ole house just groans and trembles,
         A
when the night wind flings its arms.
A
This ole house is gettin' feeble,
         D
this old house is needin' paint.
          E
Just like him it's tuckered out,
                                     A
but he's a-gettin' ready to meet the Saints.

CHORUS:
A             D
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer,
              A
ain't a-gonna need this house no more.
          E
Ain't got time to fix the shingles,
          A
ain't got time to fix the floor.
          D
Ain't got time to oil the hinges,
       A
Nor to mend the windowpanes.
              E
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer,
                                 A
He's a-gettin' ready to meet the Saints.

#4.
A#
My ole hound dog lies a-sleepin',
         D#
he don't know I'm gonna leave.
          F
Else he'd wake up by the fireplace,
         A#
and he'd sit there and howl and grieve.
A#
But my huntin' days are over,
            D#
ain't gonna hunt the 'coon no more.
        F
Gabriel done brought in my chariot,
                            A#
when the wind blew down the door.

CHORUS:
A#            D#
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer,
              A#
ain't a-gonna need this house no more.
          F
Ain't got time to fix the shingles,
          A#
ain't got time to fix the floor.
          D#
Ain't got time to oil the hinges,
       A#
Nor to mend the windowpanes.
              F
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer,
                                A#
I'm a-gettin' ready to meet the Saints.


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