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Younger Generation - John Sebastian (1967)

I re-transcribed this because the version on here is wrong. This is a very simple song, so, so, so, great.

          C                            Dm
Why must every generation think their folks are square?
        G                                      C
And no matter where their heads are they know Moms aint there?
C                                           Dm
Cause I swore when I was small that I'd remember when
   G                             C
I knew whats wrong with them that I was smaller then.

   C                            Dm
Determined to remember all the cardinal rules,
      G                                 C
Like sun showers are legal grounds for cutting school.
   C                           Dm
I know I have forgotten maybe one or two,
       Dm           G               C
And I hope that I recall them all before the baby's due,
       Dm       G                   C
And I know hell have a question or two.

        F   G        C            E-
Like ``Hey Pop, can I go ride my Zoom?
           A-          G                C         E-
``It goes two hundred miles an hour suspended on balloons.
       F           G               C               E-
``And can I put a droplet of this new stuff on my tongue,
        A-                                Dm
``And imagine frothing dragons while you sit and wreck your lungs?
     C            G             A-              Dm        G
And I must be permissive, understanding of the younger generation.

C                             Dm
Then I;ll know that all Ive learned my kid assumes,
     G                              C
And all my deepest worries must be his cartoons,
     C                        Dm
And still Ill try to tell him all the things Ive done
                 G              C
Related to what he can do when he becomes a man,
     Dm             G                     C
And still hell stick his fingers in the fan.

       F    G       C                E-
And ``Hey, Pop, my girlfriends only three,
        A-       G               C          E-
``Shes got her own videophone and shes taking L.S.D.,
       F                G                    C             E-
``And now that were best friends she wants to give a bit to me.
       F              F7
``But whats the matter Daddy, how come youre turning green?
          Dm                      G
``Can it be that you cant live up to your dreams?


This is a GREAT song, especially if you're able to get ahold of the live woodstock version.
 
 
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About the artist behind Younger Generation:

John Sebastian (born John Benson Sebastian on 17 March 1944, in Greenwich Village, New York City) is an American songwriter and harmonica player. He is best known as a founder of The Lovin' Spoonful, a band named in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His tie-dyed denim jacket is prominently displayed there.

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