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Silas Stingy guitar chords

Silas Stingy
By The Who
>From The Who Sell Out, 1967
Written by John Entwistle

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transcribed by
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Dm          Dm/A                 C/G       C/E  
Once upon a time, there lived an old miser man 
       Dm      F     G   Em
By the name of Silas Stingy
   Dm              Am         G            C
He carried all his money in a little black box,
          Dm         Bb          C      Am
Which was heavy as a rock with a big padlock
        Bb                G          Am         F
All the little kids would shout when Silas was about

[chorus]
Em          F           Gm          Am    
Money money money bags, money money money bags
Dm   (Dm)  C (Bb) Am  F   Bb   (Bb)  Am (G) Dm/F Dm
There goes mingy  Stingy, there goes mingy  Stin-gy

Em          F           Gm          Am    
Money money money bags, money money money bags
Dm   (Dm)  C (Bb) Am  F   Bb   (Bb)  Am (G) F/A  Dm/F
There goes mingy  Stingy, there goes mingy  Stin-gy

Silas didn't eat, which was just as well
He would starve himself for a penny
He wore old clothes and he never washed
'Cause soap cost a lot
And the dirt kept him hot
All the little kids would shout
When Silas was about

[repeat chorus]

D5 D5  C#5  D5 D5  C#5  D5  D5C#5   D5 D5 C#5
In the back of his head was a voice that said, 
 G5  F#5 F5   E5 Eb5 D5  Bb5
"Someone will steal  it  all
D5    D5 C#5   D5 D5  C#5    D5   D5 C#5 D5 D5 C#5
He'll be lying in the gutter with an empty  box,
    G5      F#5  F5 E5 Eb5 D5 C5
The thieves will be having a  ball"

[repeat chorus]

Dm

            Dm              A            Bb               F
He bought a safe to put the box in and a house to put the safe in
      Gm            Dm                  Am
And a watchdog on a chain to make quite sure
        Bb            F             Gm             Dm
And his face was very funny when he counted up his money
       Bb                     Am
And he realized he hadn't any more

[repeat chorus; final repeat:]

Bb   (Bb)  Am (G) A   D
There goes mingy  Stingy

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