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Rated: E · Poetry · Arts · #2249914
a song about an everyman
when I open this to edit it the cord changes are where I put them. when I view it they are all at the beginning of the line, if that is how you see them sorry



The Pothole Song


a song about an everyman in a style somewhere between;
Jimmy Webb wrote the "Wichita Lineman" as sung by Glen Campbell.
And the British novelty song "Right Said Fred" as sung by Bernard Cribbins.

Chorus          
         F C Am
         They've got me patching potholes
         Am Dm F
         I'm the piper and they pay
         F C Am
         They've got me patching potholes
         Am F A
         That's how they waste my day
         Am F A7
Verse
         Em G7 D7 F G D G
         In life I write fiction I'm a creator of new worlds
         EmG7 D7 F C G
         Of elves that grow on trees and telepathic girls
         Em G7 D7 F C G
         Of dragons that are star ships off to a new sun
         Em G7 Em Am C D7 G7
         Of true love that is thwarted, still can overcome

Chorus          
         They've got me patching potholes
         I'm the piper and they pay
         They've got me patching potholes
         That's how they waste my days

Verse

         In life I study history the history of where we live
         Of who did what when why and what had to give
         Of why the town is where it is a tail that most strange
         Of bets and cheats of war of grief and of penance paid

Bridge
         G G C Am Em G7 G
         I love you my child now it's time for me to get out of your way
         G G7 C Am Em G7 G
         there will be mistakes but they are yours to make
         G G7 C Am Em G7 G
         but remember when everywhere else is shut
         G G7 C
         you can always come home

Chorus          
         They've got me patching potholes
         I'm the piper and they pay
         They've got me patching potholes
         That's how they waste my days
Chorus          
         So they've got me patching potholes
         That's how they wast my days
         They've got me patching potholes
         spoken
         That will fail again any way


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