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My Old Man Said Follow The Van Lyrics And Chords

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My Old Man Said Follow The Van Song Lyrics And Guitar Chords and sheet music. This was written in 1919 by Fred W. Leigh and Charles Collins, made popular by Marie Lloyd. An English music hall song that's still popular at parties today. Tin whistle notes included.

[D]We had to[A7] move a[D]way,
'cos the rent we [A7]couldn't pay,
The moving van came [E]round just [E7]after [A]dark;
[A7]There was me and [E7]my old [A]man,
shoving [A7]things inside the [D]van,
Which[E] we'd often [E7]done before let me re[A]mark.              
We packed[A] all that could be [A7]packed
in the [D]van and that's a [D7]fact;
And we [E7]got inside all we [A7]could get in[D]side        
Then we [E] packed all we could [E7]pack
on the tail[A]board at the[A7] back,
Till there [Bm]wasn't any [E7]room for me to [A]ride.

Chorus :
[D]My old man said, [E7]Follow the van,
[A7]don't dilly dally on the [D]way!"
[A]Off went the cart with the [Bm]home packed in it,
I [E]walked behind [E7]with me [A]old [E7]cock linn[A7]et.
But I[D] dillied and [A7]dallied, [D]dallied and [A7]dillied,
[D]Lost the van and don't know [E7]where to [A]roam.
I stopped on the [B]way to [Em]have the old half-quar[A]tern,
And I [D]can't find [A7]my way [D]home.

Here's The Chords In The Key Of G Major.

[C]We had to[G7] move a[C]way,
'cos the rent we [G7]couldn't pay,
The moving van came [D]round just [D7]after [G]dark;
[G7]There was me and [D7]my old [G]man,
shoving [G7]things inside the [C]van,
Which[D] we'd often [D7]done before let me re[G]mark.              
We packed[G] all that could be [G7]packed
in the [C]van and that's a [C7]fact;
And we [D7]got inside all we [G7]could get in[C]side        
Then we [D] packed all we could [D7]pack
on the tail[G]board at the[G7] back,
Till there [Am]wasn't any [D7]room for me to [G]ride.

Chorus :
[C]My old man said, [D7]Follow the van,
[G7]don't dilly dally on the [C]way!"
[G]Off went the cart with the [Am]home packed in it,
I [D]walked behind [D7]with me [G]old [D7]cock linn[G7]et.
But I[C] dillied and [G7]dallied, [C]dallied and [G7]dillied,
[C]Lost the van and don't know [D7]where to [G]roam.
I stopped on the [A]way to [Dm]have the old half-quar[G]tern,
And I [C]can't find [G7]my way [C]home.

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