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Jack Of All Parades  Elvis Costello


----0----0-1---1--3--| [2 times, then:]
When [A]we first met I [D]didn't know what to [A]do
My old love lines were all [D]worn out on [A]you
And the [D]world walked [D/C#]round at my [Bm]mouth
They [A]lit me up and they [E]snuffed me [A]out
And [A]I was [E]everybody's [A]boy
But [D]soon that [D/C#]thrill just [Bm]fades
To [D]be the [E]love of [A]one [E]true [F#m]heart
Or the [D]Jack of [E]all [A]parades

(Do opening riff here)

You won't [A]know who to thank
You won't [D]know who to [A]blame
It's just a part of the [D]Murdering [A]Game

Cos down in the fleshpots
Where they [D]pay you in [A]pounds

They're laughing like drains
And [D]baying like [A]bloodhounds
For the [D]Jack of [D/C#]all pa[Bm]rades
The [D]Jack of [E]all [A]parades [A7]

[D]Once I knew a girl
That looked so [Dm]much like Judy Garland
That [A]people would stop and give her money
[D]  And everybody was Frankie, [Dm]Jimmy or Bobby
Not the [A]Jack, the [E]Jack of all Parades,
Oh the [A]Jack, the [D]Jack of all [E]Parades,
Oh the [A]Jack,[E] of all Pa[A]rades.

(Intro riff again)

Now the [A]way that I feel is [D]no longer [A]news
You know my love and [D]how to [A]refuse it

Cause you know where the door is
[D]And how to [A]use it
[D]Oh you [D/C#]know you [Bm]do
But from [A]my chequered past
To [D]this shattered [A]terrace

Where you can't keep your mind off
the [D]Crimes of [A]Paris

And you can't keep your peace
And [D]try to [A]forget it

And I can't forgive you
For [D]things you haven't [A]done yet

Oh [A]I was [E]anybody's [A]boy
But [D]soon that [D/C#]thrill just [Bm]fades
To [D]be the [E]love of [A]one [E]true [F#m]heart
Or the [D]Jack of [E]all [A]parades

A (tacet)
When we first met I didn't know what to do
A (tacet)
My old love lines were all worn out on you
And the [D]world walked [D/C#]'round my [Bm]mouth
I [A]didn't mean to say it
I just [E]blurted it [A]out
As you [D]pretended not to [D/C#]notice
Or be [Bm]taken aback
And [E]I loved you [A]there and then
It's as [E]simple as [A]that

Oh [A]I was [E]everybody's [A]boy
But [D]soon that [D/C#]thrill just [Bm]fades
To [D]be the [E]love of [A]one [E]true [F#m]heart
Or the [D]Jack of [E]all [A]parades
To [A]be the [E]love of [A]one [E]true [F#m]heart
Or the [D]Jack of [E]all [A]parades
Oh the [D]Jack of [E]all [A]parades

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