Steve Goodman/John Prine

[G] Back in 1899, when ev [C] eryone was singing "Auld Lang [G] Syne",
A century took a long, long time for every boy and [D] girl.
Now th[G]ere's just one thing I'd like to know,
[C] Where did the 20th century [G] go?
[G] I'd swear it was here just a minute ago.
[D] All over this world.


[G] And the 20th century is al [C] most over, almost ov [G] er, 
[G] The 20th century is almost over, all over this world[D],  
[G] All over this world, all ov [C] er this world [G].
[G] The 20th century is al most over, all over th [D] is world [G].

[G]Does anyone remember [C] the Great Depres [G] sion?
I read all about it in True Confes [D ]sions,
Sorry I [G] was late for the recording sessions,
[C] But somebody put me on hold [G].

[C] Has anybody seen my linoleum floors,
[G] petroleum jelly and two world wars.
[G] The got stuck in the revolving doors,
[D] All over this world.

Winters getting cooler, summer's getting hotter,
wishing well's wishing for another drop of water,
Mother Earth's blushing 'cause somebody caught her
making love to the man in the moon.

How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm,
Not that outer space has lost its charm.
Somebody set off the burglar alarm,
And not a moment too soon.

Old Father Time has got his toes a tappin',
Standin' in the window grumblin' and a rappin',
Everybody's waiting for something to happen,
Tell me if it happens to you,
The Judgment Day is getting nearer, there it is in the rear view mirror.
If you duck down, I could see a little clearer,
All over this world.


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