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Campaign For Real Rock  Edwyn Collins



[Abm]        [Abm]        [Gb6]        [Eb]             
1st VERSET
[Abm]Don't try so hard to be different
[Abm]The cracks are beginning to show
[Gb6]You drift like a cloud through the festival crowd
[Eb]In a frock coat from Saville Row
[Abm]You've just been an all-night party
[Abm]Where I have to admit it takes pluck
[Gb6]To go out on the floor and proclaim "What a bore"
[Eb]In a T-shirt that reads "Disco Sucks"
[Abm]Yes, here he comes, the not-so-young
[Abm]Pretender to the Throne
[Gb6]He's singing "Rag, Momma, Rag"
[Eb]Won't you give that poor dog a bone?
[Abm]And he's wondering why we can't connect
[Abm]When he's sworn to us that he's totally wrecked
[Gb6]On the rustic charm that he affects
[Eb]On a public schoolboy whim
[Abm]With a raggle taggle plastic gypsy
[Abm]Robert Zimmerframe
[Gb6]With a synthesized accordian
[Eb]A-scramblin' up my brain
[Abm]With a fiddle-dee-dee a fiddle on high
[Abm]Excuse me folks while I kiss the sky
[Gb6]Or at any rate give it one more try
[Eb]                        before I
[Eb]die
[Eb]                        before I

SOLO
[Abm]die     [Abm]        [Gb6]        [Eb]
[Abm]        [Abm]        [Gb6]        [Eb]             
2nd VERSET
[Abm]The overrated hit the stage
[Abm]Overpaid and over here
[Gb6]And their idea of counter-culture's
[Eb]Momma's charge account at Sears
[Abm]And they're wondering why we can't connect
[Abm]With the ritual of the trashed guitar
[Gb6]One more paltry empty gesture
[Eb]The ashes of a burned out star
[Abm]Yes here they come, both old and young
[Abm]A contact low or high
[Gb6]The gathering of the tribes descending
[Eb]Vultures from a caustic sky
[Abm]The rotting carcase of July
[Abm]An ugly sun hung out to dry
[Gb6]You gorgeous hippy dreams are dying
[Eb]Your frazzled brains are putrifying
[Abm]Repackaged, sold and sanitizied
[Abm]The devil's music exorcised
[Gb6]You live, you die, you lie, you lie, you
[Eb]die          perpetuate the
[Abm]lie
[Abm]             perpetuate the
[Gb6]lie
[Eb]             perpetuate the
[Abm]lie
[Abm]     Just to perpetuate the
[Gb6]lie
[Eb]                                     
Eb ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb ------------------------------5-----------------------------5---------------|
Gb6 -----------5-----------7--------------------------5----------------5-------|
Db --5------------------------------------7------------------------------------|
Ab ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Yes yes yes it's the summer festival the truly detestable summer festival

Eb ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb ------------------------------5---------------------------------------------|
Gb6 -----------5-----------7---------------5---------4-------------------------|
Db --5---------------------------------------------------------7------5--------|
Ab ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Yes yes yes it's the summer festival the truly detestable summer festival

...etc


IMPROVISATION : B

Abm   [Eb]0  [Ab]0  [Db]2  [Gb6]2  1[Bb]  0[Eb]
Gb6 3 2 0 0 3 0
Eb 0 2 2 1 0 0

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