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Thirty Nine And Holding
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Thirty Nine And Holding lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use only, it's a very good song by Jerry Lee Lewis. This classic isn't hard to learn at all, the chords aren't difficult.


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Thirty-Nine And Holding 
recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis
written by Bill Rice and Jerry Foster

He's out there somewhere every night
C                         G
Where the music's playing loud
He's doing all those fifty's steps
A7             D7
He's in a 1980 crowd
Dim lights hide the mileage line
    C                 G
The Clairol hides the gray
    C                G
And he won't mention anything
   D7               G
To give his old age away
        C               G
Oh he's thirty-nine and holding
D7                    G
Holding everything he can
     C            G
From seventeen to twenty-five
   A7                 D7
To prove he's still a man
He's holding to a candle
    C                      G
And it's a-burning at both ends
     C               G
He's thirty-nine and holding
D7                    G
Holding everything he can
You can bet he'll never see
C            G
Thirty-nine again
He should have turned loose long ago
A7                        D7
But still he a hanging it in
He still thinks that he's the man
     C               G
That he once used to be
     C               G
He's thirty-nine and holding
    D7            G
And acting twenty-three
repeat # 3 & 4


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This fun old song has the same theme as Middle Aged Crazy, I'll bet most of us seniors have used this phrase more than once, "Thirty Nine and Holding", alas, it didn't work. Print Thirty Nine And Holding lyrics and chords and at least we can still sing it!