Tom Paxton

My Son John

Tom Paxton

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My Son John

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Intro:       A    A    A 
   
verse 1: 

A                 E            A 
My son john was a good boy and good to me, 
  
A                E             A 
when we had hard times well he stood by me, 

        D           E               A 
we were in work and out of work and on the go, 

      D              A                E 
if he had complaints i never heard of one, 

         D            E              A 
he would pitch in and help me like a full grown man, 

       Bm      E        A         E    A 
My son john,       john my son, 

   

verse 2: 

A                   E              A 
My son john went to College and he made his way, 

A                 E            A 
had to earn every penny but he paid his way, 

          D           E            A 
he worked summers and holidays and through the year, 

       D           A                E 
and it was no easy struggle that he won, 

       D              E                   A 
but he laughed at the ones who thought he had it hard, 

       Bm      E        A         E    A 
My son John,       John my son, 



verse 3: 

A                   E           A 
My son John got his uniform and went away, 

A                   E               A 
With a band playing marches he want away, 

       D          E              A 
And he wrote me a letter when he had the time, 

       D          A              E 
He was losing his buddies one by one, 

      D                E             A 
And I prayed and tried not to read between the lines, 

       Bm     E        A         E    A 
My son John,      John my son, 



verse 4:  

A                     E               A 
My son John Came home yesterday, heā??s here to stay, 

A                 E             A 
Not a word to his father have I heard him say, 

   D             E             A 
He seems glad to be home but I canā??t be sure, 

       D         A                  E 
When I asked him what heā??s seen and done, 

        D         E              A 
He went up to his bedroom and he closed the door, 

       Bm     E        A 
My son John,      John my son, 

        D         E              A 
He went up to his bedroom and he closed the door, 

       Bm     E        A           A   A 
My son John,      John my son, 
		  

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