When I Grow Up

(E) When I grow up I want (D) to be an old (E) woman
When I grow up (D) I want to be an (E) old woman
An (D) old old old old old old old old woman

(E) Then I think I’m gonna (D) find myself an (E) old man
Then I think I’m gonna (D) marry myself (E) that old man
An (D) old an old an old a really (D) old man

(E) We’re gonna have (D) a hundred and (D) twenty babies
A hundred and five (D) ten fifteen (E) twenty babies
That’s (D) right that’s what I said a hundred and (E) twenty babies

(E) We’ll raise them on tiger’s (D) milk and green (E) bananas
Mangoes and (D) coconuts and (E) watermelon
We’re gonna give (D) ‘em that watermelon when they (E) start yellin

Here’s what they’ll yell

(E D E E D E E D E E D E D D E D D E)
In the (E) summer we’ll sit in (D) a field and watch (E) the sun melt
In the winter we’ll sit by (D) a fire and watch (E) the moon freeze
(D) Me my old man and a hundred and twenty babies
I said (D) me my old man and a hundred and (E) twenty babies
When (D) I grow up I want to be (E) an old woman
When (D) I grow up I want to be (E) an old…..

Short Sharp Shocked (Mercury 1988) / Short Sharp Shocked (Mighty Sound 2003)
Texas Campfire Takes (Mighty Sound 2003)

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Fact is that the original source for a lot of the bluegrass music me and my father used to listen to was minstrel coon songs.