From a Dead Beat to an Old Greaser” ……………………….……….Ian Anderson

Capo at 2nd fret

C                                  Em               G                            Em 
From a dead beat to an old greaser;   here’s thinking of you. 
                  D                    Am-C             F                       Bb 
You won’t remember the long  nights, coffee bars, and black tights, 
        C                      Em                               G                             Em 
and  white thighs in shop windows where blonde assistants fully fashioned a world 
               D                            Am-C          F                 Bb 
made of  dummies with no  mummies or daddies to reject them 
          C                                        Em                      G                   Em 
When bombs were banned every Sunday, and the shadows did F.B.I. 
                  D                                                                  Am-C 
And tired young sax players sold their instruments of  torture, 
                 F                      Bb 
Sat in the station sharing wet dreams 
                  C                 Em                   G                             Em 
of Charlie Parker, Jack Kerouac, Rene Magritte to name a  few 
           D                                                      Am-C 
of the heroes who were too wise for their own good, 
            F                                  Bb           C… 
left the young brood to go on living without them…

Instrumental Progression 
…Em    G      Em      D     Am-C     F     Bb…ç 
 

C                         Em               G                               Em 
Old queers with young faces, who remember your name. 
                            D                      Am-C      F                   Bb 
Though you’re a dead beat with tired feet, two ends that won’t meet. 
        C                            Em              G                                          Em 
To a dead beat, from an old greaser; think you must have me all wrong. 
               D                             Am-C 
I wasn’t there friend; I didn’t care friend. 
                                       F                                Bb 
But if it’s the price of a pint that you need, ask me again.

He may or may not use the capo at 2nd; try 3rd also. 
Submitted by Mick D.