Wm Pollock's Pianobook

The Last Thing I Needed

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The postman delivered 
                       
a past due bill notice
F/C                       C           G
and the alarm clock rang two hours late
C                              G
The garbage man left all the trash on the sidewalk
F/C                  C          G
and the hinges fell off of the gate
          F/C           C
And this morning at breakfast
     F/C             C
I spilled all the coffee
      C        G/B         Am    C
And opened the door on my knee


         F/C                      C                Am
But the last thing I needed the first thing this morning
        G            F/C    C
was to have you walk out on me



Last night you came home late
and I knew you'd been drinking
by that old mellow look on your face
I thought it don't matter
cause it's the holiday season 
and you fill such a big empty space
and i laid down beside you
and I wanted your lovin
cause youre love makes my life complete

But the last thing...

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So excuse me for lookin
                  C
like my world is ended
  F
Excuse me for lookin 
                           C
like i just lost my best friend
   F  
Excuse me for livin and being forgiven
                                 C
so just go on if you want to be free


But the last thing...
[Original in F; capo 5 if you want]

Boy, the way Glenn Miller played
Songs that made the Hit Parade
Guys like us, we had it made
Those were the days

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Didn't need no welfare state
Everybody pulled his weight
Gee, our old La Salle ran great
Those were the days

And you knew where you were then
Girls were girls, and men were men
Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again

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People seemed to be content
Fifty dollars paid the rent 
Freaks were in a circus tent
Those were the days

Take a little Sunday spin
Go to watch the Dodgers win
Have yourself a dandy day that cost you under a fin

Hair was short and skirts were long
Kate Smith really sold a song
I just don't know what went wrong