Eric Bogle – No Use Or Him chords

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[Intro]

C G C G F C G F C Am F C G C

 

[Verse]

C                                  G                   C

My father was a big strong man, he worked hard all his life

                                       G

He was always in the whisky glass and never out of strife

   F                              C             Am

He called no man his master, and very few his friend

     F                                     C               G

A proud and stiff-necked man he was, he’d never bowed nor bend

         F         C       G                  C

But they broke him in the end, when they'd no use for him

 

[Chorus]

C                                         G               C

For they took away his job when they'd no use for him any more

                                G

After nearly thirty years they kicked him out the door

         F                                  C           Am

But they let him keep his railway jacket, overcoat, and cap

        F                                 C            G

And a pension of nine bob a week, he was lucky to get that

          F      C          G                    C

And they nearly broke his heart, when they'd no use for him

 

[Verse]

C                                 G                 C

Now I spent much of my childhood days up in that signal box

                                   G

High in my father's castle, twenty feet above the tracks

     F                            C

And crash would go the signals as he flicked them with his hand

        F                              C                      G

And the mighty cars of steam and steel would stop at his command

    F       C       G                     C

And oh, but it was grand, when they had a use for him

 

[Chorus]

C                                        G               C

But they took away his job when they'd no use for him any more

                                G

After nearly thirty years they kicked him out the door

         F                                  C           Am

But they let him keep his railway jacket, overcoat, and cap

        F                                 C            G

And a pension of nine bob a week, he was lucky to get that

          F      C          G                    C

And they nearly broke his heart, when they'd no use for him

 

[Verse]

C                                 G                        C

When you're fifty-five years old and youre looking for some work

                               G

Nobody wants to know your face no-one gives you a start

F                                       C             Am

So I watched him growing older and more bitter every day

     F                               C                G

As his pride and self-respect, well they slowly drain away

          F       C        G                 C

There was nothing I could say - they had no use for him

 

[Chorus]

C                                         G               C

For they took away his job when they'd no use for him any more

                                G

After nearly thirty years they kicked him out the door

         F                                  C           Am

But they let him keep his railway jacket, overcoat, and cap

        F                                 C            G

And a pension of nine bob a week, he was lucky to get that

          F      C          G                    C

And they nearly broke his heart, when they'd no use for him

F     C          G           G                   C

Yes I know they broke his heart when they'd no use for him.

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