G C G Creek was running by the road D And the Buckeye sun was a-shinin' G C G I rode my bike down Alum Creek Drive Em Am When I was a boy in Ohio G C G The English teacher he didn't care F He challenged us to checkers Bb Dm D7 And once in a while we'd swap a joke Eb When I was a boy in Ohio Once I was caught playing hooky from school They found me home in the evening I confessed I had been to the movie show When I was a boy in Ohio We would wait for the summer to come For swimmin' and pickin' berries But now a freeway covers the field Where I used to be so happy I remember the Burger Boy Where the girls would shine like the engines And the radio was always loud When I was a boy in Ohio Spanish teacher she tried to help She was much too pretty So I just stared at the back of her legs When I was a boy in Ohio It was 3.2 beer* at the honky tonk bar Where they said the girls were easy But somehow I never found me one When I was a boy in Ohio Soon I was grown and I had to leave And I've been all over the country But I don't believe I've had more fun Than when I was a boy in Ohio
* I used to live in Ohio and you used to be able to buy 3.2 beer if you were over 18 but under 21. It was supposed to be 3.2 percent alcohol while normal beers range around 4 to 6 percent. It took a few more beers to get loaded, but you could do it if you had the bladder. It was not sold to minors....legally anyway. At some point they lowered the drinking age to 18 for all alcohol and 3.2 beer disappeared from Ohio. Ah....those college days.
(Larry S. (email@example.com))
Chords supplied by Jim Lesses and corrected by James Barnett.Last modified 20 Dec 98 by trent