Old Hippie Chords

Capo: 4th fret
[Verse 1]
G
He turned thirty-five last Sunday,
C                         G
In his hair he found some gray
But he still ain't changed his lifestyle,
                           D
He likes it better the old way
      C
So he grows a little garden
            G
in the back yard by the fence
     C
He's consuming what he's growing
    G                   D
nowadays in self defense
         G
He get's out there in the twilight zone
     C                             G
Some times when it just don't make no sense
 
[Verse 2]
G
He gets off on country music,
C                      G
  cause disco left him cold
 
He's got young friends into new wave,
                           D
buts he's just too friggin old
       C
And he dreams at night of Woodstock
        G
and the day John Lennon died
        C
how the music made him happy,
        G                D
and the silence made him cry
        G
Yeah he thinks of John sometimes
       C             G
and he has to wonder why
 
[Chorus]
        C
He's an old hippie
       G
and he don't know what to do
          D
should he hang on to the old
          G
should he grab on to the new
        C
he's an old hippie
        G
his new life is just a bust
         D
he ain't trying to change nobody
        C           D       G
he just trying real hard to adjust
 
[Verse 3]
G
He was sure back in the sixties
C                 G
that everyone was hip
 
Then they sent him off to Vietnam
              D
on his senior trip
         C
And they force him to become a man
      G
while he was still a  boy
       C
and in each wave of tragedy
   G              D
he waited for the joy
         G
Now this world may change around him
C                           G
but he just can't change no more
 
[Chorus]
        C
He's an old hippie
       G
and he don't know what to do
       D
should hang on to the old
          G
should he grab on to the new
        C
he's an old hippie
        G
his new life is just a bust
         D
he ain't trying to change nobody
        C           D       G
he just trying real hard to adjust
 
[Verse 4]
G
Well he stays away a lot now
C                        G
from the parties and the clubs
 
And he's thinking while he's joggin' 'round
                              D
Sure is glad he quit the hard drugs
      C                         G
Cause him and his kind get more endangered everyday
C
And pretty soon the species
          G              D
will just up and fade away
         G
Like the smoke from that torpedo
     C           G
just up and fade away
 
[Outro]
        C
He's an old hippie
       G
and he don't know what to do
       D
should hang on to the old
          G
should he grab on to the new
        C
he's an old hippie
        G
his new life is just a bust
         D
he ain't trying to change nobody
        C           D       G
he just trying real hard to adjust
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