Song facts: “Old Man” compares an old man’s life to a young man’s. It was written by Young for the caretaker of a Northern Californian ranch that he owned. 

Harmonica type: diatonic

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Old man look at my life
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I’m a lot like you were
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Old man look at my life
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I’m a lot like you were

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Old man look at my life
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Twenty-four and there’s so much more
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Live alone in a paradise
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That makes me think of two

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Love lost, such a cost
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Give me things
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That don’t get lost
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Like a coin that won’t get tossed
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Rolling home to you

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Old man take a look at my life
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I’m a lot like you
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I need someone to love me
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The whole day through
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Ah, one look in my eyes
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And you can tell that’s true

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Lullabies, look in your eyes
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Run around the same old town
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Doesn’t mean that much to me
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To mean that much to you
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I’ve been first and last
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Look at how the time goes past
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But I’m all alone at last
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Rolling home to you

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Old man take a look at my life
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I’m a lot like you
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I need someone to love me
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The whole day through
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Ah, one look in my eyes
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And you can tell me that’s true

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Old man look at my life
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I’m a lot like you were
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Old man look at my life
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I’m a lot like you were

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