Chordproc: Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello


  1. Accidents Will Happen
  2. Alison
  3. All This Useless Beauty
  4. Almost Blue
  5. The Angels Want To Wear My Red Shoes
  6. Blame It On Cain
  7. Everyday I Write The Book
  8. Good Year For The Roses
  9. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
  10. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
  11. I Want You
  12. Miracle Man
  13. Oliver's Army
  14. She
  15. Shipbuilding
  16. Watching The Detectives
  17. Welcome To The Working Week
  18. What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, And Understanding

Accidents Will Happen

D
D/c#
D/b
D/a
Oh, I just don't know where to begin
G
G/f#
Em7
A
Though he says he'll wait forever - it's now or never
D
F#m7-5/c
F#m7-5/a
G
G/f#
But she keeps him hanging on - the silly champion
Em
Em/d
She says she can't go home
A/c#
A
D/f#
without a chaperone
Dm
Accidents will happen
F
G
We only hit and run
C
F
Bb
C
he used to be your victim, now you're not the only one
Dm
Accidents will happen
F
G
We only hit and run
C
F
Bb
C
Bb/d
Bb
I don't want to hear it, 'cause I know what I've done
D
D/c#
D/b
D/a
There's so many fish in the sea
G
G/f#
Em7
A
That only rise up in the sweat and smoke like mercury
D
F#m7-5/c
F#7-5/a
G
G/f#
But they keep you hanging on - they say you4re so young
Em
Em/d
A/c#
A
D/f#
Your mind is made up, but your mouth is undone
Dm
Accidents will happen
F
G
We only hit and run
C
F
Bb
C
He used to be your victim, now you're not the only one
Dm
Accidents will happen
F
G
We only hit and run
C
F
Bb
C
Bb/d
G
D
D/f#
I don't want to hear it, 'cause I know what I've done
Bm
Em
And it's the damage that we do and never know
Bm
Asus4
A
A6
A
It's the words that we don't say that scare me so
D
D/c#
D/b
D/a
There's so many people to see
G
G/f#
Em7
A
So many people you can check upon and add to your collection
D
F#m5-7/c
F#m5-7/a
G
G/f#
But they keep you hanging on - until your well hung
Em
Em/d
A/c#
A
D/f#
Your mouth is made up but your mind is undone
Dm
Accidents will happen
F
G
We only hit and run
C
F
Bb
C
He used to be your victim, now you're not the only one
Dm
Accidents will happen
F
G
We only hit and run
C
F
Bb
C
I don't want to hear it, 'cause I know what I've
Bb
C
Bb
C
D
D5
Dsus2
D5
Dsus2
I know what I've, I know what I've done
F6
Fmaj7
F6
Fmaj7
I know, I know
D/f#
Dsus2/f#
D/f#
Dsus2/f#
I know, I know



Alison

A
E
A
E
Oh it's so funny to be seeing you after so long girl
A
G#m
C#m
And by the way you look I understand that you were not impressed
A
G#m
C#m
But I heard you let that little friend of mine
D
B7sus4
B7
Take off your party dress
A
G#m
C#m
I'm not gonna get too sentimental
A
G#m
C#m
Like those other sticky valentines
A
G#m
C#m
Cause I don't know if you were loving somebody
D
B7sus4
B7
I only know it isn't mine
A
E
A
B
G#m
C#m
Alison I know this world is killing you
A
E
A
B
E
Oh Alison my aim is true
A
E
Well I see you've got a husband now
A
G#m
C#m
Did he leave your pretty fingers lying in the wedding cake
A
G#m
C#m
You used to hold him right in your hand
D
B7sus4
B7
But he took all that he could take
A
G#m
C#m
Sometimes I wish that I could stop you from talking
A
G#m
C#m
When I hear those silly things that you say
A
G#m
C#m
I think somebody better put out the big light
D
B7sus4
B7
(Be)cause I can't stand to see you this way
A
E
A
B
G#m
C#m
Alison I know this world is killing you
A
E
A
B
E
Oh Alison my aim is true
A
E
My aim is true
A
E
My aim is true



All This Useless Beauty

D
D/c#
It's at times such as this she'd be tempted to spit
Bm
D7/a
If she wasn't so ladylike
G
D/f#
She imagines how she might have lived
Em
Em/f#
Em/g
A
back when legends and history collide
D
D/c#
Bm
So she looks to her prince finding since he's so charmingly
D7/a
slumped at her side
G
D/f#
Those days are recalled on the gallery wall
Bm
Bm/a
E
And she's waiting for passion or humor to strike
A
G
What shall we do, what shall we do with all this useless beauty?
G
A
D
All this useless beauty
D
D/c#
Good Friday arrived, the sky darkened on time
Bm
D7/a
'Til he almost began to negotiate
G
D/f#
Em
Em/f#
Em/g
A
She held his head like a baby and said "It's okay if you cry"
D
D/c#
Now he wants her to dress as if you couldn't guess
Bm
D7/a
He desires to impress his associates
G
D/f#
But he's part ugly beast and Hellenic deceased
Bm
Bm/a
E
So she finds that the mixture is hard to deny
C
D
G
She won't practice the looks from the great tragic books
G
G/f#
Em
That were later disgraced to face celluloid
C
D
G
It won't even make sense but you can bet
C
D
G
If she isn't a sweetheart or plaything or pet
C
A
The film turns her into an unveiled threat
D
D/c#
Nonsense prevails, modesty fails
Bm
A
Grace and virtue turn into stupidity
G
D/f#
Em
Em/f#
Em/g
A
While the calendar fades almost all barricades to a pale compromise
D
D/c#
And our leaders have feasts on the backsides of beasts
Bm
A
They still think they're the gods of antiquity
G
D/f#
If something you missed didn't even exist
Bm
Bm/a
E
It was just an ideal -- is it such a surprise?



Almost Blue

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Am
Dm9
E+
Am
Almost blue
Bm7-5
E7
Am
Almost doing things we used to do Bm7 -5 C F There's a girl here and she's almost you
E
Dm
Almost
Am
Adim
All the things that your eyes once promised
C
Bb6
A
I see in hers too
Dm
Bm7-5
E+
Now your eyes are red from cry - ing
Am
B7
Am
Almost blue
F
Bm7-5
C
C#dim
Flirting with this disaster became me
Dm
Bm7-5
E
It named me as the fool who only aimed to be
Am
Almost blue
Bm7-5
E7
Am
It's almost touching it will almost do
Bm7-5
C
F
E
Dm
There's a part of me that's always true.....always
Am
Adim
C
Bb6
A
Not all good things come to an end now it is only a chosen few
Dm
Bm7-5
E+
I've seen such an unhappy cou - ple
Am
Almost me
Bm7-5
Almost you
Am
Almost blue



The Angels Want To Wear My Red Shoes

E
B
E
B
E
E
G#m
Oh I used to be disgusted, and now I try to be amused.
E7
But since their wings have got rusted,
A
B
E
you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes.
A
E
But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain,
A
E
that's when I knew that I could not refuse.
B
A
B
A
E
And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.
A
B
E
Oh, I was watching while you're dancing away.
B
A
E
Our love got fractured in the echo and sway.
A
B
E
How come everybody wants to be your friend?
G#m
B
You know that it still hurts me just to say it.
E
Oh, I know that she's disgusted (oh why's that)
G#m
Cause she's feeling so abused. (oh that's too bad)
A
She gets tired of the lust, (oh I'm so sad)
B
but it's so hard to refuse.
A
How can you say that I'm too old,
E
B
A
E
when the angels have stolen my red shoes.
A
B
E
Oh, I said "I'm so happy, I could die."
B
A
E
She said "Drop dead," then left with another guy.
A
B
E
That's what you get if you go chasing after vengeance.
G#m
B
Ever since you got me punctured this has been my sentence.
E
G#m
Oh I used to be disgusted, and now I try to be amused.
E7
But since their wings have got rusted,
A
B
E
you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes.
A
E
But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain,
A
E
that's when I knew that I could not refuse.
B
A
B
A
E
And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.
A
E
A
Red shoes, the angels want to wear my red shoes Red shoes,
E
A
The angels want to wear my red shoes



Blame It On Cain

Capo V
C
F
Once upon a time, I had a little money. Government burglars took it long before I could mail it to you.
F7
Bb
F7
Still you are the only one.
C
F
Now, I can't let it slip away.
F
G
So if the man with the ticker tape, he tries to take it,
C
Well, this is what I'm gonna say:
Am7
C
Csus2
C7
Blame it on Cain. Don't blame it on me.
F
G
F
C
Oh, oh, oh, it's nobody's fault, but we need somebody to burn.
Am7
C
Blame it on Cain. Don't blame it on me.
F
G
F
C
Oh, oh, oh, it's nobody's fault, but it just seems to be his turn. Well, if I was a saint with a silver cup And the money got low, we could always heat it up or trade it in. But then the radio that heaven will be wired to your purse. And then you can run down the wave band, coast to coast, hand in hand.
G7
F
Better or worse, curse for curse, don't be disatisfied.
G
C
So, you're not satisfied.
Am7
C
Csus2
C7
Blame it on Cain. Don't blame it on me.
F
G
F
C
Oh, oh, oh, it's nobody's fault, But we need somebody to burn.
Am7
C
Blame it on Cain. Don't blame it on me.
F
G
F
C
Oh, oh, oh, it's nobody's fault, but it just seems to be his turn. I think I've lived a little too long on the outskirts of town. I think I'm goin' insane from talking to myself for so long. Oh, but I never been accused. When they step upon your face, you wear that good luck grin. I gotta break out one weekend if I do somebody in. But ev'ry single time I feel a little stronger,
F
C
They tell me it's a crime. Well how much longer?
Am7
C
Csus2
C7
Blame it on Cain. Don't blame it on me.
F
G
F
C
Oh, oh, oh, it's nobody's fault, But we need somebody to burn.
Am7
C
Blame it on Cain. Don't blame it on me.
F
G
F
C
Oh, oh, oh, it's nobody's fault, But it just seems to be his turn.



Everyday I Write The Book

Capo IV
Intro
Am
Em
Fmaj7
G
Am
Em
Fmaj7
G
Verse (Form A)
C
Em
Don't tell me you don't know what love is
Am
Em
When you're old enough to know better
Am
Dm
When you find strange hands in your sweater
Em
When your dreamboat
A
Turns out to be a footnote
Dm
I'm a man with a mission
Em
G
In two or three editions, and
Chorus (Form B)
C
Em
F
G
I'm giving you a longing look
C
Em
F
Everyday, everyday, everyday,
G
C
Everyday I write the book
Em
F
G
Verse (Form C)
Am
Chaaa-pter one, we didn't really get along
C
Em
C
Chapter two, I think I fell in love with you
Am
You said you'd, stand by me in the middle of Chapter three
Dm
But you were up to your old tricks in Chapters
Em
G
Four, five, and six, and
Chorus
C
Em
F
G
I'm giving you a longing look
C
Em
F
Everyday, everyday, everyday,
G
C
Everyday I write the book
Em
F
G
Verse (Form C)
Am
The wa-ay you walk
C
The way you talk and try to kiss me and laugh
Em
C
In four or five paragraphs.
Am
All your compliments and your cutting remarks
Dm
Em
G
are captured here in my quotation marks, and
Chorus
C
Em
F
G
I'm giving you a longing look
C
Em
F
Everyday, everyday, everyday,
G
Am
Everyday I write the book
Am
Em
Fmaj
G
Oo oooooo Everyday I write the book
Verse (Form A)
C
Em
Don't tell me you don't know the difference
Am
Em
Between a lover and a fighter
Am
Dm
With my pen and my electric typewriter
Em
Even in a perfect world
A
Where everyone was equal
Dm
I'd still own the film rights
Em
G
And be working on the sequel, and
Chorus
C
Em
F
G
I'm giving you a longing look
C
Em
F
Everyday, everyday, everyday,
G
C
Everyday I write the book
Em
F
Everyday, everyday,
G
C
Everyday I write the book
Em
F
Everyday, everyday,
G
Am
Everyday I write the book
Outro
Oooo oooo oooooo
Am
Em
Fmaj
C
Em
F
G
C



Good Year For The Roses

A
I can hardly bare the sight of lipstick
D
A
On the cigarettes there in the ashtray Lying cold the way you left them
D
A
But at least your lips carressed them while you packed
D
And a lip print on a half-filled cup of coffee
A
That you poured and didn't drink
E7
But at least you thought you wanted it
A
That's so much more than I can say for me
D
What a good year for the roses
E7
A
Many blooms still linger there
Bm7
The lawn could stand another mowing
E7
A
Funny, I don't even care
D
As you turned to walk away
E7
D
A
As the door behind you closes
Bm7
The only thing I know to say
E7
A
D
A/c#
E7
A
D/a
A
It's been a good year for the roses
A
After three full years of marriage
D
A
It's the first time that you haven't made the bed I guess the reason we're not talking
D
A
There's so little left to say, we haven't said
D
While a million thoughts go running through my mind
A
I find I haven't said a word
E7
From the bedroom the familiar sound
A
Of our one baby's crying goes un-heard
D
What a good year for the roses
E7
A
Many blooms still linger there
Bm7
The lawn could stand another mowing
E7
A
Funny, I don't even care
D
As you turned to walk away
E7
D
A
As the door behind you closes
Bm7
The only thing I know to say
E7
A
D
A/c#
E7
A
It's been a good year for the ro- o- ses



I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

C
Am
I'm the living result
F
G
I'm a man who's been hurt a little too much
C
E7
Am
F
And I've tasted the bitterness of my own tears
C
E7
Am
F
Sadness, is all my lonely heart can feel
C
F
C
F
I can't stand up for falling down
C
F
C
F
I can't stand up for falling down
C
Am
Simple though love is, still it confused me
F
G
Why I'm not loved, the way I should be
C
E7
Am
F
Now I've lived with heartaches, and I've roomed with fear
C
E7
Am
F
I've dealt with despair, and I've wrestled with tears
C
F
C
F
I can't stand up for falling down
C
F
C
F
I can't stand up for falling down
F
Fm
The vow that we made
C
C7
You broke it in two
F
Fm
G
But that don't stop me from loving you
C
F
C
F
I can't stand up for falling down
C
F
C
F
I can't stand up for falling down



(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea

Intro
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Bm
A
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G
A
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Verse 1
Bm
A
G
A
Photo - graphs of fancy tricks,
Bm
A
G
A
To get your kicks at sixty six,
Bm
A
G
A
He thinks of all the lips that he licks,
Bm
A
G
A
And all the girls that he's going to fix!
Verse 2
Bm
A
G
A
She gave a little flirt, gave her - self a little cuddle,
Bm
A
G
A
But there's no place here for the mini-skirt waddle,
Bm
A
G
A
Capi - tal punish - ment, she's last years model,
G
A
G
A
They call her Na - tasha when she looks like Elsie,
G
F#m
Em
D
...I don't want ...to go to ...Chelsea!
Chorus
G
D
G
D
Oh, no, it does not move me,
G
D
G
D
Even though I've seen the movie,
G
D
G
D
I don't want to check your pulse,
G
D
G
D
I don't want no - body else,
G
D
E
I don't want to go to Chelsea!
Break
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Bm
A
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A
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Verse 3
Bm
A
G
A
Every - body's got new orders,
Bm
A
G
A
Be a nice girl, and kiss the warders,
Bm
A
G
A
Now the teacher is a - way,
Bm
A
G
A
All the kids be - gin to play!
Break
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A
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A
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Verse 4
Bm
A
G
A
Men come sceaming, dressed in white coats,
Bm
A
G
A
Shake you very gently by the throat,
G
A
G
A
One's named Gus, one's named Alfie,
G
F#m
Em
D
...I don't ....want to ...go to ...Chelsea!
Chorus
G
D
G
D
Oh, no, it does not move me,
G
D
G
D
Even though I've seen the movie,
G
D
G
D
I don't want to check your pulse,
G
D
G
D
I don't want no - body else,
G
D
E
I don't want to go to Chelsea!
Break
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Bm
A
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G
A
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Verse 5
Bm
A
G
A
Photo - graphs of fancy tricks,
Bm
A
G
A
To get your kicks at sixty six,
Bm
A
G
A
He thinks of all the lips that he licks,
Bm
A
G
A
And all the girls that he's going to fix!
Verse 6
Bm
A
G
A
She gave a little flirt, gave her - self a little cuddle,
Bm
A
G
A
But there's no place here for the mini-skirt waddle,
Bm
A
G
A
Capital punishment, she's last years model,
G
A
G
A
They call her Na - tasha when she looks like Elsie,
G
F#m
Em
D
...I don't want ...to go to ...Chelsea!
Chorus
G
D
G
D
Oh, no, it does not move me,
G
D
G
D
Even though I've seen the movie,
G
D
G
D
I don't want to check your pulse,
G
D
G
D
I don't want no - body else,
G
D
E
I don't want to go to Chelsea! |
Bm
A
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G
A
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Bm
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I Want You

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Intro
A
E7
A
E
Oh, my baby, baby, I love you more than I can tell,
A
A7
D
D/a
I don't think I can live with - out you,
A
E
A
E7
And I know that I never will,
A
E7
A
E
Oh, my baby, baby, I want you so, it scares me ...to death,
A
A7
D
D/a
I can't say any - more than 'I love you!',
A
G
F#m
Em(vii)
Everything else is a waste of breath!
Verse 1
Em
G
C
B
Em
I want you! You've had your fun, you don't get well no more,
Em
G
C
B
Ebm
I want you! Your fingernails go dragging down the wall,
B
C
B
Be careful, darling, you might fall!
Verse 2
Em
G
C
B
Em
I want you! I woke up, and one of us was crying,
G
C
B
Em
I want you! You said, 'Young man, I do believe you're dying!'
G
C
B
I want you! If you need a second o - pinion,
Em
As you seem to do, these days,
G
C
B
I want you! You can look in my eyes,
Ebm
B
C
C
B
And you can count the ways!
Verse 3
Em
G
C
B
Em
I want you! Did you mean to tell me, but seem to for - get?
G
C
B
Em
I want you! Since when were you so generous, and inar - ticulate?
G
C
B
Em
G
I want you, but it's the stupid details that my heart is breaking for,
C
B
Em
It's the way your shoulders shake, and what they're shaking for,
G
C
B
Em
I want you! It's knowing that he knows you now, after only guessing,
G
C
B
It's the thought of him un - dressing you,
Ebm
B
C
C
B
Or... you undressing!
Verse 4
Em
G
C
B
Em
I want you! He tossed some tatty compliment your way,
G
C
B
I want you, and you were fool e - nough to love it...
Ebm
Em
G
C
B
...When he said, 'I---- want you!'
Break
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Verse 5
Em
G
C
B
Em
I want you! The truth can't hurt you, it's just like the dark,
G
C
B
Em
It scares you witless, but, in time, you see things clear and stark,
G
C
B
Em
I want you! Go on, and hurt me, then we'll let it drop,
G
C
B
Em
I want you! I'm afraid I won't know where to stop,
G
C
B
Em
I want you! I'm not ashamed to say, I cried for you!
Verse 6
G
C
B
Em
I want you! I want to know the things you did, that we did too,
G
C
B
Em
I want you! I want to hear he pleases you more than I do,
G
C
B
Em
I want you! I might as well be useless for all it means to you,
G
C
B
Em
I want you! Did you call his name out as he held you down?
G
C
B
Em
I want you! Oh, no, my darling, not with that clown,
G
C
B
I----- want you!
Verse 7
Em
G
C
B
Em
I want you! You've had your fun, you don't get well no more,
G
C
B
Ebm
I want you! No one who wants you, could want you more!
Em
G
C
B
Em
G
C
B
I want you! I want you!
Em
G
C
B
Em
I want you! Every night, when I go off to bed,
G
C
B
And when I wake up, I want you!
Em
G
C
B
Em
G
I'm gonna say it once again, 'til I instill it---------,
C
B
Em
G
I'm going... going to feel this way un - til you... kill it-----,
C
B
Em
G
C
B
Em
G
I want you! I--- want you!
C
B
Em
G
C
B
Em
I--- want you!



Miracle Man

E
C#m
E
C#m
E
C#m
You never asked me what I wanted
E
C#m
You only asked me why
E
C#m
I never thought that so much trouble
E
B
E
was a-restin' on my reply
A
E
I could say it was the nights when I was lonely
A
C#m
And you were the only one who'd talk
A
E
I could tell you that I like your sensitivity
F#
B
When you know it's the way that you walk
A
E
Why do you have to say that there's always someone
A
E
Who can do it better than I can?
A
E
But don't you think that I know that walking on the water
B
B
B
B
B
B
Won't make me a miracle man? Baby's gotta have the things she wants You know she's gotta have the things she loves She's got a ten-inch bamboo cigarette holder and her black patent leather gloves And I'm doing everything just tryin' to please her Even crawling around on all fours Oh, I thought by now that it was gonna be easy But she still seems to want for more Why do you have to say that there's always someone Who can do it better than I can? But don't you think that I know that walking on the water Won't make me a miracle man? Yeah they're givin' you a bad reputation Just because you've never been denied You try to say you've done it all before Baby, you know that you just get tired Yet everybody loves you so much, girl I just don't know how you stand the strain Oh, but I'm the one who's here tonight And I don't wanna do it all in vain Why do you have to say that there's always someone Who can do it better than I can? But don't you think that I know that walking on the water Won't make me a miracle man?



Oliver's Army

Verse
A
D
E
Don't start me talking; I could talk all night.
A
D
C#7
My mind goes sleepwalking while I'm putting the world to right.
F#m
B
F#m
B
E
A
Called careers information. Have you got yourself an occupation? Oliver's
D
E
A
D
E
Army is here to stay. Oliver's Army are on their way.
A
A/g#
F#m
A/e
D
D/c#
E
A
D
D/c#
E6
E7
And I would rather be anywhere else but here today.
A
D
E
There was a checkpoint Charlie, he didn't crack a smile.
A
D
C#m
But it's no laughing party when you've been on the murder mile.
F#m
B
F#m
B
E
Only takes one itchy trigger, one more widow one less white nigger. . . .
D
E6
E
Chorus
G#m
F#
E
D#
Hong Kong is up for grabs; London is full of Arabs.
C#
F#
E
F#
We could be in Palestine, overrun by the Chinese line
E
F#
with the boys from the Mersey and the Thames and the Tyne.
B
E
F#
B
But there's no danger. It's a professional career,
E
D#7
G#m
though it could be arranged with just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear.
C#
G#m
If you're out of luck you're out of work
C#
F#
B
E
F#
We could send you to Johannesburg
B
E
F#
B
E
F#
Oliver's Army is here to stay Oliver's Army are on their way.
B
B/a#
G#m
B/f#
E
E/d#
F#
B
and I would rather be anywhere else than here today (3 times)
B
E
E/d#
F#
Oh oh oh oh... Oh oh oh...



She

Capo I
Intro
C
C/e
F
G
C
C/a
She may be the face I can't forget
F
The trace of pleasure or regret
C
A
Maybe my treasure or the price I have to pay
Dm
Fm
She may be the song that summer sings
C
May be the chill that autumn brings
F/g
May be a hundred different things
G
C
F
G
Within the measure of a day
C
C/a
She may be the beauty or the beast
F
May be the famine or the feast
C
A
May turn each day into a Heaven or a Hell
Dm
Fm
She may be the mirror of my dreams
C
A smile reflected in a stream
F/g
She may not be what she may seem
G
C
F
G
Inside her shell....
Instrumental
C
C/a
F
C
A
Dm
Fm
C
F
G
C
C7
G#
D#
She, who always seems so happy in a crowd
C#
Whose eyes can be so private and so proud
C
No one's allowed to see them when they cry
Fm
Bb
D#
She maybe the love that cannot hope to last
C
D
May come to me from shadows in the past
D
G
That I remember 'till the day I die
C
C/a
She maybe the reason I survive
F
The why and wherefore I'm alive
C
A
The one I care for through the rough and ready years
Dm
Fm
Me, I'll take the laughter and her tears
C
And make them all my souvenirs
D
For where she goes I've got to be
G
The meaning of my life is
F
C
Fm
She....She
G
C
Oh, she....



Shipbuilding

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Eb7 x79797
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D
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Em
Em/d#
Is it worth it
Em/d
C#dim
D
A new winter coat and shoes for the wife
Dm
Cm7
D
And a bicycle on the boy's birthday
G
It's just a rumour that was spread around town
C
D
By the women and children
G
Soon we'll be shipbuilding
Em
Em/d#
Well I ask you
Em/d
C#dim
D
The boy said "Dad they're going to make me to task
Dm
Cm7
D
But I'll be back by christmas"
G
It's just a rumour that was spread around town
Cmaj7
D
Somebody said that someone got filled in
Cmaj7
D
For saying that people get killed in
Cmaj7
D
G
The result of this shipbuilding
G7
With all the will in the world
Eb6
Diving for dear life
D
G
When we could be diving for pearls
Em
Em/d#
Em/d
C#dim
D
Dm
Cm7
D
G
It's just a rumour that was spread around town
Cmaj7
D
A telegram or a picture postcard
Cmaj7
D
Within weeks they'll be re-opening the shipyards
Cmaj7
D
And notifying the next of kin
G
Once again
G7
It's all we're skilled in
Eb6
D
G
We will be shipbuilding
Gm
With all the will in the world
Eb6
D
D
D
Diving for dear life
D
Em
When we could be diving for pearls
Em/d#
Em/d
C#dim
D
Dm
Cm7
D
G
Cmaj7
D
Cmaj7
D
Cmaj7
D
G
G7
It's all we're skilled in
Eb6
D
G
We will be shipbuilding
Gm
With all the will in the world
Eb6
D
D
D
Diving for dear life
D
D
D
D
When we could be diving for pearls
D
D
D
D
When we could be diving for pearls
D
Em
When we could be diving for pearls



Watching The Detectives

Am
F
Am
F
Am
Nice girls, not one with a defect
F
(
G
) Cellophane shrink-wrapped, so correct
Am
F
Red dogs under illegal legs
Am
F
(
Am
) She looks so good that he gets down and begs
C
She is watching the detectives
G
"Ooh, he's so cute"
C
She is watching the detectives
G
Em
F
D
When they shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot
Am
G
They beat him up until the teardrops start
F
C
G
But he can't be wounded 'cause he's got no heart
Am
(
G
) Long shot at that jumping sign
F
(
G
) Invisible shivers running down my spine
Am
(
G
) Cut to baby taking off her clothes
F
Close-up of the sign that says "We never close"
Am
(
G
) He snatches at you and you match his cigarette
F
She pulls the eyes out with a face like a magnet
Am
F
I don't know how much more of this I can take
Am
F
She's filing her nails while they're dragging the lake
C
She is watching the detectives
G
"Ooh, he's so cute"
C
She is watching the detectives
G
Em
F
D
When they shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot
Am
(
G
) They beat him up until the teardrops start
F
C
G
But he can't be wounded 'cause he's got no heart
Am
You think you're alone until you realize you're in it
F
Now fear is here to stay, love is here for a visit
Am
Call it instant justice when it's past the legal limit
F
Someone's scratching at the window, I wonder who is it?
Am
The detectives come to check if you belong to the parents
F
Who are ready to hear the worst about their daughter's disappearance (
G
)
Am
Though it nearly took a miracle to get you to stay x It only took my little fingers to blow you away
C
Just like watching the detectives
G
Don't get cute
C
It's just like watching the detectives
Am
(
G
) I get so angry when the teardrops start
F
C
G
But he can't be wounded 'cause he's got no heart
G
Watching the detectives
Am
(
E
Am
)
F
It's just like watching the detectives
Am
Watching the detectives
F
Watching the detectives
Am
Watching the detectives
F
Watching the detectives



Welcome To The Working Week

E
G#m7
Now that your picture's in the paper being rythmically admired
C#m7
F#
And you can have anyone that you have ever desired
A
B
All you gotta tell me now is why, why, why why
A
C#m
Welcome to the working week
A
Oh, I know it don't thrill you
E
I hope it don't kill you
A
C#m
F#
Welcome to the working week
A
B
You gotta do it till you're through it so you better get to it
E
G#m
All of your fam'ly had to kill to survive
C#m
F#
And they're still waitin' for their big day to arrive
A
B
But if they knew how I felt, they'd bury me alive Welcome to the working week. Oh, I know it don't thrill you. I hope it don't kill you. Welcome to the working week. You gotta do it till you're through it so you better get to it.
G#m
C#m
I hear you sayin', "Hey, the city's alright"
F#m
G#m
A
B
When you only read about it in books
G#m
C#m
Spend all your money gettin' so convinced
A
B
That you never even bother to look
E
G#m
C#m
Sometimes I wonder if we're livin' in the same land
F#
Why d'you wanna be my friend
A
B
When I feel like a juggler runnin' outta hands?
A
C#m
Welcome to the working week,
A
E
Oh ah, welcome to the working week.



What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, And Understanding

A
. . .
D
. . .
A
. . .
D
. . .
A
. . .
D
. . .
A
. . .
D
. . .
A
D
A
D
As I walk through This wicked world
F#m
B
E
D
Searching for light in the darkness of insanity
A
D
A
D
I ask myself "Is all hope lost?"
F#m
B
E
D
"Is there only pain and hatred, and misery?"
A
E
And each time I feel like losin' sight
F#m
D
There's one thing I wanna know,
A
E
F#m
B
Whats so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding? Oh
A
E
F#m
E
Whats so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding?
A
. . .
D
. . .
A
. . .
D
. . .
A
. . .
D
. . .
A
. . .
D
. . .
A
D
A
D
As I walk on Through troubled times
F#m
B
E
D
My spirit gets so downhearted sometimes
A
D
A
D
So where I've gone And who I trusted
F#m
B
E
D
And where is the har - mon - y, sweet harmony
A
E
'Cause each time I feel it slippin' away
F#m
D
It just makes me wanna cry,
A
E
F#m
B
"Whats so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding?" Oh
A
E
F#m
E
"Whats so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding?"