On The Nickel Live
On the Nickel (A Wino's Lullabye) Based on this live performance from 1979 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6V5DXk6TbA Chorded by GWiZ (firstname.lastname@example.org) Capo on 4th Fret. Verse 1: G D Sticks and stones will break my bones, G D But I always will be true, G D /c# Bm When your mama is dead and gone, Em A7sus4 - A7 I'll sing this lullaby just for you, G D So what becomes of little boys, G D Who never say their prayers, G D Bm Well they're sleepin' like a baby, Em7 A7 D On the Nickel over there. G D And if you chew tobacco, G D And wish upon the star, G D /c# Bm Well you'll find out where the scarecrows sit, Em A7sus4 - A7 Man they look like punchlines between the cars, G D And I know a place where a royal flush, G D Can never beat a pair, G D Bm And even Thomas Jefferson, Em A7 D Is on the nickel over There. G D So ring around the rosie, G D You're sleepin in the rain, G D Bm And you're always late for supper, Em A7 And man you let me down again, G D I thought I heard a mocking bird, G D Roosevelt knows where, G D Bm They're whisteling past the grave yard Em A D And they're on the nickel over there. G D So what becomes of little boys, G D That run away from home, G D Bm Well the world keeps gettin' bigger, Em A7sus4 - A7 Once you get out on your own, G D So climb up thru that buttonhole, G D And fall right up the stairs, G D Bm I'll show you where the short dogs go, Em A7sus4 A7 D On the nickel...over there. Seque into riff from Waltzing Matilda (not Tom Traubert's Blues) D F#7 Bm G D Bm Em A D F#7 Bm G D Bm A D Notes: Since this is played on the Piano originally, there's a lot of fiddling with singular tones to widen the sound, generally you can feel free to experiment with 7's and sus4 and sus2s. The ending Waltzing Matilda chord progression is a little different than the chords I found anywhere, the F#7 is a Tom Waits substitution but just sounds great.