Life gets tee-jus, donít it ?    (video)


††† C - Am - Dm - G (2x)


†††† C††††††††††† †††††††††††††††C7†††††††††††††† F†††††††††††††††††††††- Dm

1.†††† The sun comes up and the sun goes down,

G††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††C

††† the hands on the clock keep goin' around.

C††††††††††††††† C7†††††††††††† F††††††† †††††††Dm

††† I just get up and it's time to lay down,

G†††††††††††††† C

††† life gets teejus, donít it ?


††† C††††††††† ††††††††††††††C7††††††† ††F††† ††††Dm

2. †††††My shoe's untied, but, I don't care,

G†††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††C

††† I ain't figurin' on goin' nowhere.

†††† C††††††† ††††††††C7†††††††† ††F†††† †††††††Dm

††† I'd have to wash and comb my hair,

G††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††- C

††† an' that's just wasted effort.


†††† C††††††† †††††††††††††††††C7†††††††††† F†††† †††††††††††††††††††- Dm

3. ††††††Water in the well gettin' lower and lower,

G††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††C

††† can't take a bath for six months or more.

C†††††††††† †††††††††††††††††C7††††††††††††††† F†††† ††††Dm

††† But I've heard it said and it's true, I'm sure,

G††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††C

††† that too much bathin' will weaken you.


††† C†††††††††† ††††††††††C7††††††††††††† F†††† ††††††††††Dm

4.††† I open the door and the flies swarm in,

G††††††††††††††††††††† †††††- C

††† I shut the door, †††††††Iím sweatin' again.

C†††††††††† †††††††††C7†††††††††††† F††† ††††††††††††††- Dm

††† I move too fast and I crack my shin,

G†††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††C

††† just one durn thing after another.


††† C†††††††††† †††††††††††††††C7††††††††† F†††† †††††††††††- Dm

5. †††††My ol' brown mule, he must be sick,

†††††† G††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††C

††† I jabbed him in the rump with a pin on a stick.

C††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††C7†††††††††††††† ††F†††† †††††††††††††- Dm

††† He humped his back, but he wouldn't kick,

G†††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††C

††† there's something cock-eyed somewhere.


†††† C ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††C7†††††††††††††††† F†††† †††††††††††- Dm

6. †††††Thereís mouse chawin' on the pantry door,

†††† G††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††C

††† he's been at it for a month or more.

C††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††C7††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††F†††† - Dm

††† When he gets through, he'll sure be sore,

G†††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††C

††† 'cause there ain't a durn thing in there.


†††††† C††††††††† †††††††C7††††††††††† F†† ††Dm

7. Hound dog's howlin', he so forlorn,

†††††††††† G††††††††††††††††††† †††C

††† the laziest dog that ever was born.

C†††††††††† †††††††††††††C7†††††††††††† F†††† ††††††††††††††††††- Dm

††† He's howlin' 'cause he's sittin' on a thorn,

G††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††C

††† just too tired to move over.


††† C†††††††††† ††††††††††††C7††††††††††††††††† ††F†††† †††††††††††††††- Dm

8. †††††The tin roof leaks and the chimney leans,

†††††††††††† G††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††C

††† and there's a hole in the seat of my old blue jeans.

†††††† C†††††††††† ††††††††††C7††††††††††††††† F††† †††††††††††††††††- Dm

††† And I've get the last of them pork an' beans,

G†††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††C

††† just can't depend on nothin'.


†† C††††††††††† †††††††††††C7††††††††† †††††F††††††††††††Dm

9. ††††Cow's gone dry and the hens won't lay,

G††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††C

††† fish quit bitin' last Saturday.

C†††††††††† †††††††C7††††††† F†††† ††††††††††- Dm

††† Troubles, pile up day by day,

G††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††C

††and now I'm gettin' dandruff.


††††† C†††††††††† †††††††††C7††††††† F†††† †††††††††Dm

10. †††††Grief and misery, pains and woes,

G†††††††††††††††††††††† †††††- C

††† debts and taxes, †††††††††so it goes.

C†††††††††† ††††††††C7††††††† F†††† †††††††††Dm

††† I think I'm gettin' a cold in my nose - - -

G†††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††C

††† life gets tasteless, don't it ?


(orig. = capo 3rd)††† (Peter Lind Hayes)