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Put The Book Back On The Shelf  Belle and Sebastian

[E]Sebastian you're in a mess             [B]
You had a dream, they called you king of all the hip[F#m]sters,
is it [C#m]true or are you sti[B]ll the queen?
[E]   Like getting blood out of a stone              [B]
The city left you lost and gone           [F#m]
[B]You came to dance, but there's no poignancy when they all leave you...
[Amaj7]standing alone      [Emaj7]
[Amaj7]   standing alone    [Emaj7]
[Amaj7]                      [C]   [B]            
[E]The wider issues of the day        [B]
just pass you by, you're gonna pay             [F#m]
for looking at the floor when people talk to[C#m] you.            [B]
[E]You wrote a book about yourself             [B]
The people left it on the shelf      [F#m]
You'll write another one
[C#m]                        [B]           [Amaj7] [Emaj7] 
Now you've got a story that's worth talking about.
[Amaj7]talking about   [Emaj7]
[Amaj7]talking about   [Emaj7]
[Amaj7](trumpet solo):   [C]     [B]
Are you happy[Emaj7] with yourself?             [Amaj7]
Are you talki[Emaj7]ng to yourself?          [Amaj7]
Are you happy[Emaj7] with yourself?           [Amaj7]
Put the book [Emaj7]back on the shelf
[E]I've seen the company you keep          [B]
You're on the sofa hidden deep          [F#m]
While on the telly Sid James speaks you like[C#m] God                [B]
[E]You're always looking for a sign          [B]
But boy you blow it every time          [F#m]
You hear a voice begin to speak         [C#m]
You ignore[B] it and go softly to [Amaj7]sleep            [Emaj7]
[Amaj7]softly to sleep     [Emaj7]
[Amaj7]softly to sleep    [Emaj7]
Are you happy[Emaj7] with yourself?              [Amaj7]
Are you happy[Emaj7] with yourself?             [Amaj7]
Are you happy[Emaj7] with yourself?             [Amaj7]

(continue same pattern until the end)

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