Good Company

Words & Music:

Brian May (Queen)


C7                                      F

"Take good care of what you've got." my father said to me.

As he puffed his pipe and Baby B. dandled on his knee.

F                F7           Bb    Bbm        C        C7   F

"Don't fool with fools who'll turn away.  Keep all Good Company."

F  C7  F    F       C7          F

Oo-oo-----, oo-oo!  Oo-oo-----, oo-oo!

F            F7        Bb        Bbm     C         C7   F

Take care of those you call your own and keep Good Company


Soon I grew and happy, too, my very good friends and me.

We'd play all day and Sally J., the girl from number four.

And very soon I begged her, "Won't you keep me company?"

Oo-oo-----, oo-oo!  Oo-oo-----, oo-oo!

"Come, marry me, forever more we’ll be good company."


     D7             Gm

Now, marriage is an institution sure.

   C               F                 D7

My wife and I, our needs and nothing more.


All my friends by a year, by and by disappeared.

          Bbm           C    C7  F

But we're safe enough behind our door.


I flourished in my humble trade, my reputation grew.

The work devoured my waking hours but when my time was through.

Reward of all my efforts my own limited Company.


                             Bbm         C

I hardly noticed Sally as we parted Company.

Bbm             Bbm/A        Bbm/Ab   Bbm/G           Bbm             C      C7

All through the years in the end it appears there was never really anyone but me.


Now I'm old I puff my pipe but no-one's there to see.

I ponder on the lesson of my life's insanity.

Take care of those you call your own and keep Good Company.


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