38 Years Old

Tragically Hip

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Dadd(9,11): x54030

Intro: | Am | C G/B G | (4 times)
 
Am                         C       G/B   G
 Twelve men broke loose in seventy-three
Am                        C   G/B   G
 from Millhaven maximum security
Am                         C               G/B   G
 Twelve pictures lined up across the front page
Am                                   C      G/B   G
 Seems the Mounties had a summertime war to wage
Am                                  C          G/B   G
 The chief told the people they had nothing to fear
Am                                        C           G/B   G
 Said, "The last thing they want to do is hang around here."
Am                                C           G/B   G
 They mostly came from towns with long french names
Am                          C         G/B   G
 But one of the dozen was a home town shame

C                   Dadd(9,11)   Asus4
 Same pattern on the table, same clock on the wall
C             Dadd(9,11)       Asus4
 Been one seat empty, eighteen years in all
C        Dadd(9,11)   Asus4
 Freezing slow time, away from the world
C            Dadd(9,11)      Asus4
 He's thirty-eight years old, never kissed a girl
C            Dadd(9,11)      Asus4                 C  Dadd(9,11)
 He's thirty-eight years old, never kissed a girl

| Am | C G/B G | (2 times)

Am                                          C         G/B   G
 We were sitting round the table, heard the telephone ring
Am                               C      G/B   G
 Father said he'd tell him if he saw anything
Am                                 C             G/B   G
 Heard the tap on my window in the middle of the night
Am                             C              G/B   G
 Held back the curtains for my older brother, Mike

Am                              Dadd(9,11)
 See my sister got raped, see a man got killed
C                                Dadd(9,11)
 Local boy went to prison, man's buried on the hill
Am                                   Dadd(9,11)
 Folks went back to normal when they closed the case
C                                              Dadd(9,11)
 But they still stare at their shoes when they pass our place

Guitar solo: | Am | Dadd(9,11) | (4 times)

| Am | C G/B G | (2 times)

Am                                C       G/B    G
 My mother cried, "The horror has finally ceased!"
Am                                 C         G/B   G
 He whispered, "Yeah, for the time being, at least."
Am                         C             G/B   G
 Over her shoulder, on the squad car megaphone
Am                                   C          G/B   G
 Said, "Let's go Michael, son, we're taking you home."

C                   Dadd(9,11)   Asus4
 Same pattern on the table, same clock on the wall
C             Dadd(9,11)       Asus4
 Been one seat empty, eighteen years in all
C        Dadd(9,11)   Asus4
 Freezing slow time, away from the world
C            Dadd(9,11)      Asus4
 He's thirty-eight years old, never kissed a girl
C            Dadd(9,11)      Asus4
 He's thirty-eight years old, never kissed a girl
C            Dadd(9,11)      Asus4
 He's thirty-eight years old, never kissed a girl