The old man down the road    (video)    (midi)

 

    Em - A (2x)     + Em - A (4x)  

 

                         Em                        A

1. He take the thunder from the mountain,

                      Em                          A                      

    he take the lightning from the sky,

                            G                      Em                   

    he bring the strong man to his begging knee,

                          Em                         A

    he make the young girl's mama cry.

 

                  Em             - A                   Em                  - A

You got to hidey-hide,        you got to jump and run,

                  Em               A            C           - D                      Em    - A

you got to hidey-hidey-hide, the old man         is down the road.

 

                       Em                    A

2. He got the voices speak in riddles,

                      Em                      A

    he got the eye as black as coal,

                    G                               Em

    he got a suitcase covered with rattlesnake hide

                 Em                          A

    and he stands right in the road.

 

                  Em             - A                   Em                     A

You got to hidey-hide,        you got to jump and run away

                  Em               A            C           - D                      Em     - A

you got to hidey-hidey-hide, the old man         is down the road.

 

+ Em - A (4x)   + Em - A (4x)

 

                          Em                  A

3. He make the river call your lover,

                          Em                   A

    he make the barking of the hound,

                 G                        Em

    put a shadow 'cross the window,

                    Em                        A

    when the old man comes around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 Em              - A                   Em                  - A

You got to hidey-hide,        you got to jump and run,

                  Em               A            C           - D                      Em

you got to hidey-hidey-hide, the old man         is down the road.

 

            C           - D                      Em     - A

+ The old man         is down the road. 

 

+ Em - A (8x) ….

 

    (John Fogerty)