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The Party Chords
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From: wmuhrw@gemini.ldc.lu.se (Hugh R. Williamson, World Maritime University, Malmo, SWEDEN)
Subject: TAB: Wasn't that a party by Tom Paxton

You might remember this one from the Pop Charts
a few years back, done by a group called the
(Irish) Rovers.


The Party
by Tom Paxton


(C)Could have been the whisky,
Might have been the gin.
Could have the three or four six packs
I don't know, but (C7)look at the mess I'm in
My head is like a (F)football, I think I'm going
to die
Tell me , (G) me oh me oh my
(C)Wasn't that a Party

Someone took a grapefruit
wore it like a hat
I saw someone under my kitchen table
talking to an old tomcat
They were talking about football
the cat was talking back
Round about then everything went black.
Wasn't that a party

BREAK:
(F)It might have been my memory
Playing tricks on me
but I (G7)think I saw my buddy
cutting down my neighbours tree.

Could have been the whisky,
Might have been the gin.
Could have the three or four six packs
I don't know, but look at the mess I'm in
My head is like a football, I think I'm going
to die
Tell me , me oh me oh my
Wasn't that a Party

BREAK (Instrumental)


Could have been the whisky,
Might have been the gin.
Could have the three or four six packs
I don't know, but look at the mess I'm in
My head is like a football, I think I'm going
to die
Tell me , me oh me oh my
Wasn't that a Party

BREAK (2):
and  Bill, and Joe and Tommy
well, they went a little far
They were sitting in the front yard
blowing on the siren
of somebody's police car.

So you see ,  your Honour
it was all in fun
That little bitty track meet down on main
street
was just to see if the cops could run
Well they run us down to see you
in an alcoholic haze
Sure could use those thirty days
to recover from the party

Well they run us down to see you
in an alcoholic haze
Sure could use those thirty days
to recover from the party

Could have been the whisky,
Might have been the gin.
Could have the three or four six packs
I don't know, but look at the mess I'm in
My head is like a football, got to get better
to die
Tell me , me oh me oh my
Wasn't that a Party

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About the artist behind The Party Chords:

Thomas Richard Paxton (born October 31, 1937) is a well-known American folk singer and singer-songwriter who has been writing, performing and recording music for over forty years.

His songs have experienced enduring appeal, including modern standards such as "The Last Thing on My Mind", "Bottle of Wine", "Whose Garden Was This?", "The Marvelous Toy", and "Ramblin' Boy". Paxton's songs have been recorded by Pete Seeger and The Weavers, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Doc Watson, Harry Belafonte, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Kingston Trio, The Chad Mitchell Trio, John Denver, Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, Willie Nelson, Flatt & Scruggs, The Fireballs, and many others (see covers). He has performed thousands of concerts around the world in such places as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Holland, England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and all over the United States; and his songs have been translated into various languages. Paxton enjoys a strong relationship with fans throughout the world.

Tom Paxton's songs can be emotionally affective and cover a wide range of topics, from the serious and profound to the lighthearted and comical. "What Did You Learn in School Today?" mocks the way children are often taught lies. "Jimmy Newman" is the story of a dying soldier, and "My Son John" is a moving song about a soldier who comes back home and can't even begin to describe what he's been through. "Beau John" is a civil rights era song about taking a stand against racial injustice. "A Thousand Years" tells the chilling tale of Neo-Nazi uprising, and "Train for Auschwitz" is about the Holocaust. "On the Road to Srebrenica" is about Muslims who were killed in a 1995 massacre in Bosnia and Herzegovina. "The Bravest" is a song about the firefighters who gave their lives while trying to save others on September 11, 2001. Then there are Paxton's "short shelf-life songs", which are topical songs about current events and things in the news. These songs can be lighthearted and comical, or serious depending on the situation, and they change all the time as new ones are written and old ones can reappear as things seem to have a way of cycling around in this world. They include: "In Florida", about the 2000 election scandal; "Without DeLay", a song about the former congressman; "Bobbitt", about the John and Lorena Bobbitt fiasco; "Little Bitty Gun", which lampoons Nancy Reagan; "I'm Changing My Name to Chrysler", about the controversial federal loan guarantee to Chrysler in 1979; "The Ballad of Spiro Agnew", and "Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation" (which more recently has become "George W. Told the Nation").

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