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Bacon Brothers – Old Guitars lyrics

She gave me an old guitar
She said teach yourself to play
You've been lookin kind of bored
Maybe this will fill your day

She went out and I stayed in
And I struggled with that thing
She went west and I stayed east
And I tried my best to sing

And I sang Sam and Dave and Catch that Wave
The Boss and Buddy Holly
And every happy song I sang sounded melancholy
I learned C and G And D and E
And F and F sharp minor
And in my mind when she walked out
I'd gone to Carolina

And I went
Do do do, do do do do, do do do do, do do do
Do do do, do do do do, do do do do, do do do

Hearts can break just like a string
Old guitars can't fix a thing
I Put that Martin in it's case
With the memory of her face

Where it stayed to gather dust
And I waited for someone to trust
I couldn't stand to twist and shout
Not too much to sing about

No more Dave Clark Five, Four Seasons, Three Dog Night, Too Hot to Handle
Even Mozart leaves me cold and Brahms and Bach and Handel
Creedance, Creech, and Croce could not get my heart a pumpin
Jimmy Smack would not come back
Jack Flash wasn't jumpin'

And no more
Do do do, do do do do, do do do do, do do do
Do do do, do do do do, do do do do, do do do

Fifteen years have come and gone
And my wife hands me this old ax
She said I want to hear you play
Watch your face as you relax
He got six more shiny strings
And you got me alone tonight
Stroke that neck and think of me
Hold that guitar nice and tight

And I sang Don and Phil, Fool on the Hill, The Band, and Van and Lyle
But every sad sad song I sang I sang with a smile
I learned Marvin Gaye, Dock of the Bay, the Spinners, and the Blue Notes
Goffin, King, and Boyce and Heart, and even some that I wrote.

And I went
Do do do, do do do do, do do do do, do do do
Do do do, do do do do, do do do do, do do do

I feel fine, Patsy Cline, The King, and Sting, and Bonnie
Maybe we could harmonize just like June and Johnny
Zimmerman, The Glimmer Twins, and both Neils, Young and Diamond
Monkeys, Turtles, Drifters, Coasters, Jacksons, and the Osmonds.

One more time
Do do do, do do do do, do do do do, do do do
Do do do, do do do do, do do do do, do do do



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