The strumming pattern is that of a waltz ( one down two up ) D G A D When I was young my father said, "Son, I have something to say!" G A D A7 And what he told me I'll never forget until my dying day. He said... D G A D "Son, you are a bachelor boy, and that's the way to stay. G A D - C-D-C- Son, you'll be a bachelor boy until your dying day." D G A D When I was sixteen I fell in love with a girl as sweet as can be. G A D A7 But I remembered just in time, what daddy said to me. He said... + CHORUS D G A D As time goes by I probably will meet a girl and fall in love. G Then I'll get married, have a wife and a child, A D A7 D and they'll be my turtle doves. But until then G A D I'll be a bachelor boy, that' s the way I'll stay, G A D A7 happy to be a bachelor boy, until my dying day, Yeah ! D G A D I'll be a bachelor boy, that' s the way I'll stay. G A D-G-D-G-D-C-A Happy to be a bachelor boy, until my dying da.......................y.