E-Chords
John Prine

Grandpa Was A Carpenter(Chords)

John Prine

Key: B
Recorded Key of B - Capo on 4 
 
      G                                           C  
Oh, Grandpa wore his suit to dinner nearly every day 
                G                           D 
No particular reason, he just dressed that way 
  G                                                       C                  
Brown necktie with a matching vest and both his wingtip shoes 
                      G                         D                    G 
He built a closet on our back porch and put a penny in a burned-out fuse 

C G Grandpa was a carpenter, he built houses, stores and banks C G D Chain-smoked Camel cigarettes and hammered nails in panks G C He was level on the level, he shaved even every door G D G And voted for Eisenhower, 'cause Lincoln won the war
(Instrumental} C D G G C Well, he used to sing me 'Blood on the Saddle' and rock me on his knee G D And let me listen to the radio before we got TV G C Well, he'd drive to church on Sunday and he'd take me with him too G D G Stained glass in every window, hearing aids in every pew (Repeat Chorus} G C Well, my Grandma was a teacher, she went to school in Bowling Green G D Traded in a milking cow for a Singer sewing machine G C Well, she called her husband 'Mister,' and she walked real tall in pride G D G She used to buy me comic books after Grandpa died (Repeat Chorus}

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