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G chord C chord D chord Em chord Am chord
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How To Play

Capo:4th fret

INTRO
G C G D G
 
 
VERSE 1
G
 There he'd stand
      C
Every Saturday afternoon
Em                              D
Rain pouring down that well worn face
       G
With a cigarette in his mouth
          C
Part of a tiny noisy crowd
     G              D                G
He’d watch his sons play the game he loved
         G
He would tell us lots of stories
   C
Of heroes and glories
        Em                                    D
And the pride of the Wembley Wizards on Busby Babe
      G
His enthusiasm was infectious
             C
He bought us football boots for Christmas
    G                 D                 G
Our dad was a Scotsman and a plumber by trade
  G                                     C
I remember one time being three down at halftime
       Em                                   D
So, we looked at dad for a plan to turn the tide
              G
Hе said, "Son we're not herе to have fun"
               C
That whinger's trying to welch me a muck
           G                   D                G
Tackle him hard, and leave him face down in the mud
 
 
REFRAIN
       Em G C
On the touchline
       Em G C   Am        D
On the touchline, our dad
 
 
VERSE 2
  G                           C
A sturdy man of Caledonia and principles
               Em                                   D
But of course, we all believed him to be invincible
  G
A father with a heart on the line
       C
But as time went by those old legs grew tired
G               D                G
So we braced ourselves for the inevitable
G                               C
 One sunny afternoon, the final whistle blew
         Em                                D
My two brothers and I took him to his grave
     G                                 C
As a long piper played that beautiful amazing grace
         G       D    G
Our touchline dad had died
 
 
VERSE 3
        G                         C
Now the funeral wasn’t sad, but a humorous affair
             Em
Our dear old mom, God bless her
                     D
Suffered memory loss
               G                               C
She said to my sister, "Where on Earth is your father?"
                  G                 D                       G
Sister Mary said, "Mom, he's at the front there in that box"
 
 
REFRAIN
       Em G C
On the touchline, our dad
       Em G C   Am        D
On the touchline, our dad
 
 
VERSE 4
         G                       C
Now it's my turn to stand on the side in the rain
          Em                              D
And watch my boys play the beautiful game
 
And sometimes, sometimes
G
I look up to the clouds and I say
 C
"Dad I hope you're looking down"
 G                          D
'Cause if it wasn't for you
               G
All this might not have been
 
 
REFRAIN
       Em G C
On the touchline, our dad
       Em G C   Am    D
On the touchline, our dad

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