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A New World Record  Electric Light Orchestra

Electric Light Orchestra Tightrope - 5:00
A New World Record Telephone Line - 4:38
(from the LP sleeve) Rockaria! - 3:12
All music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne Mission (A World Record) - 4:24

So Fine - 3:55
Livin' Thing - 3:31
Above the Clouds - 2:16
Do Ya - 3:45
Shangri-la - 5:34

[Cm]    [Ab]    [Dm7-5]      [Cm]    [G]                  [F]They say some days you're gonna[G] win,  [G]   [Gb]   [F]
They say some days you're gonna l[G]ose. [G]   [Gb]   [F]
I tell you I got news for y[G]ou   [G]   [Gb]   [F]
Your losin' all the time you never w[G]in
[C]If you believe that's how it's g[E]onna be I'd better put you d[F]own  [Fm]
[C]Get off your tightrope up there c[E]ome down on he ground
You gotta s[F]ave me now,
You better t[Fm]urn around.
[Am]     When I lo[F]oked around,[Am]        I was he[D7]ading down.
W[C]on't s[G]ome - [Am]bo - [C7]dy th[F]row me d[E7]own a l[Am]ine.

They say some days you gotta give--
They say some days you gotta take--
If that's the way it's gotta be,
Roll it over and you will see.
The city streets are full of people going nowhere making time.
The change from night to day is really only hours,
It's just along the line can't you see the sign
When I looked around, I was heading down,
W[C]on't s[G]om[Am]ebod[C7]y th[F]row me do[G]wn a l[Cm]ine[Ab].   [Dm7-5]      [Cm]    [G]

I want to look you straight in the eye,
I want to tell you how I really feel,
[F]I can feel the wheels t[G]urnin' [Gb]round,
Won't somebody throw me down a line
The city streets are full of people going nowhere making time,
The change from night to day is really only hours
It's just along the line, can't you see the sign
When I closed my eyes, I was so surprised
S[C]ome[G]bo[Am]dy h[C7]ad t[F]hrown me d[E7]own the l[Am]ine--stopped me dr[D7]ownin'
S[C]ome[G]bo[Am]dy h[C7]ad t[F]hrown me d[G]own the li[Cm]ne [Ab]    [Dm7-5]      [Cm]    [G]
Dm7-5: xx0111

[A]Hello--how a[Aj7]re you
Have you be[A7]en alright, through all those lonely lone[A#dim]ly lonely n[Bm]ights,
That's what I'd s[E]ay, I[Bm]'d tell you e[C#m]verything,
[D]  If you'd pick [E]up that teleph[Aj7]one.  [Dj7]

Hey--how you feelin'
Are you still the same
Don't you realize the things we did were all for real not a dream,
I just can't believe
They've all faded out of view.

D[A]oo wop etc[F#m].      d[D]oo wah doo l[E]ang
B[A]lue days, [F#m]Black nights, d[D]oo wah doo l[E]ang
[A]  I look i[F#m]nto the sky
[D]The love you see ain't gonna s[E]ee you through
[A]  And I w[F#m]onder why
[D]the little dreams we had ain't c[E]oming true

O[A]h, oh, Telephone l[F#m]ine, give me some ti[D]me, I'm living in tw[E6]ilig[E]ht
O[A]h, oh, Telephone l[F#m]ine, give me some ti[D]me, I'm living in tw[E6]ilig[Fdim]ht
O.K. so no--one's answering,
Well can't you just let it ring a little longer
I'll just sit tight, through the shadows of the night
Let it ring for evermore.

CHORUS -- repeat

A#dim: x02323
Aj7: x02120
Dj7: xx0222
Fdim: xx0101
E6 : 022120

Intro: D Bm F#m A7

J[D]ust got back from the downtown palais
Where the music was so sweet
It knocked me right back in the alley
I'm r[G7]eady, yea, yea, yea, I'm re[D]ady,
Wo, wo, wo, I'm re[A7]ady
And I'm re[Bm]ally gonna r[F#m]ock ton[Em]ight.  [A7]

Sweet little lady sings like a songbird
And she sings the opera like you ain't never heard,
But she ain't ready,
No, no, no, she ain't ready
No, no, no, she ain't ready,
And she ain't gonna rock & roll

S[Em]he's sweet on Wa[A]gner,
I[Em] think she'd die for Beetho[A]ven,
She loves the way Puccini lays down a tune,
And Verdi's always creeping from her room.

[D]   [Bm]    [F#m]    [A7]                         

Come on I'll show you how to sing the blues
Now baby, come on over you got nothin' to lose,
Are you ready, hey, hey, hey are you ready
Ooh, ooh, ooh, are you ready
I wanna show you how to rock and roll.

Now listen here baby she, said to me
Just, meet me at the opera house at a quarter to three,
'Cos I'm ready, yea, yea, yea, I'm ready,
Woo, hoo, hoo, I'm ready,
I'm gonna show you how to sing the blues.

F[D]ar, far a[Bm]way the [F#m]music is playing. [A7]
Well we were ree[D]lin' and a rockin' all th[Em7/G]rough the night,
Yea we were rockin' at the opera house until the break of light,
And the orchestra were playin' all Chuck Berry's greatest tunes.
And the singers in the chorus all got off on singing blues,
And as the night grew older everybody was as one,
The people on the streets came runnin' in to join in song
Just to hear the opera singer singin' rock & roll so pure,
I thought I saw the mayor there but I wasn't really sure,
But it's alright.

@SONG: MISSION (A World Record)
F[Bm]or many days we travelled from a distant place and time,
To reach a p[F#m]lace they call the planet Earth,
There was to [G]be a celebr[F#m]ation,
On the m[Bm]ission of the s[A]ac[A]red h[G]eart.

The planet Earth from way up there is beautiful and blue
And floating softly through a rainbow,
But when you touch down things look different here,
At the mission of the sacred heart.

W[A]atching all the d[G]ays roll b[F#7]y
W[Bm]ho are you and who am [Gm6]I?

    [D]   [D4]           [Gm6]                                                                    

How's life on earth?

[Eb7]    [D7]   When all the stars above
[Eb7]    [D7]   Rain icy fingers down on [A7]me

On a dirty worn-out sidewalk, sits a mother with a baby,
In her vale of tears she sees no rainbow
And someone's singing from a window
In the mission of the sacred heart.

CHORUS -- repeat

There's a building on a corner, in a city, in a land,
On a place they call the planet Earth,
My orders are to sit here and watch the world go by,
From the mission of the sacred heart.

CHORUS -- repeat

Eb7: xx6564x
D7 : xx5453x


Intro: E C G D A (repeat)

T[E]wo dr[A]ifters on the mo[E]rning s[A]ky,
T[E]wo dr[A]ifters sailing w[E]ide and h[F#m]igh,
W[E]hen summer b[F#m]reezes blow acr[G#m]oss your m[F#m]ind,
With yo[E]u, [F#m]I will walk the [B9]line.[B]

I want it [C#m]so fine [F#m]
I want it [C#m]so fine [F#m]
I want it [C#m]so fine [F#m]    [Am]   [E]  [C]  [G]  [D]  [A]

People walking hand in hand,
Everybody's singing to the band,
I want to be where the stars shine bright,
And hear sweet music on a summer night.

CHORUS -- repeat

Sundowners we'll go on and on,
We'll find the land of the midnight sun,
And when you look you'll see for miles around,
You'll see, the world is in your hand.

[B]   [224442]                                  


C Cd C . . . G G
e --0---x-0         3-3
h --1---3-1         0-0
g --0---0-0    etc. 0-0
d --2---0-2         0-0
a --3---3-3         2-2
E --x---x-x         3-3

S[C]ailin' away on the crest of a wave, it's like m[Am]agic
R[Ab]ollin' and ridin' and slippin' & slidin', it's m[Fm]agic

And y[Em]ou, and your sweet des[Dm]ire,
You took [Em]me, o[Dm]h-oh, hig[Em]her and h[F]igher, b[G]aby
[C]It's a l[Am]ivin' thing,    [F]
It's a t[D7]errible th[G+]ing to lo[C]se
It's a g[Am]iven thing      [F]
What a t[D7]errible th[G+]ing to lo[C]se.
[Bbm](Taking a dive) (h[F]alt the slide)    [G]
Making believe this is what you've conceived
From your worst day,
Moving in line when you look back in time
To your first day

CHORUS -- repeat

Takin' a dive 'cos you can't halt the slide
Floating downstream,
So let her go don't start spoiling the show
It's a bad dream

G+: xx1003


Capo on the 1st fret
[Em]All in the heat of the n[Emj7]ight
[Em]Well when things ain't going r[C7]ight
N[B7-9]o no no no no no no you will rem[Em]ember me

[A]I came along to see your face,
But the only thing I got from yo[F#+]u,
Was t[F#]elling me it's f[Bm]antasy,
That you would always b[G]e with me,
I can tell you that it's t[D]rue
(i can tell you that it's true yes it is t[Dm7]rue)
[Dm7-5] I'm waiting h[C#m]ere,
But it's al[F#]right yes it's alr[F#7]ight
It's al[Bm7]right with me,
You be[D]tter believe me n[E]ow.

I guess it's like a mountain side,
You gotta climb it to the top,
Floating in a sea of dreams
The only thing that you can see
Is the view above the clouds.
I'm waiting here,
But it's alright,
Still it's alright with me,
You better believe me now.

Emj7: 021000
B7-9: x2122x
F#+ : 2x4332

[D]In this li[A]fe I've seen [G]everything I can see wo[A]man,
D A G A etc.
I've seen lovers flying through the air hand in hand
I've seen babies dancing in the midnight sun,
And I've seen dreams that came from the heavenly skies above
I've seen old men crying at their own grave sides
And I've seen pigs all sitting watching, picture slides
But [G]I never seen nothing like you.

[D]Do ya do ya w[A]ant my l[G]ove   [G]  [A]
Do ya do ya want my face
Do ya do ya want my mind
Do ya do ya want my love

Well I, heard the crowd singin' out of tune,
As they, sat and sang Auld Lang Syne by the light of the moon
I heard the preachers bangin' on the drums,
And I heard the police playin' with their guns

But I never heard nothin' like you.

[D]In the country where the s[A]ky touches down
On the f[G4]ield, she lay her do[G]wn to rest
In the m[D]orning sun,  [Fd]     [Gd]
They come a'runnin' just to get a look, just to
Feel to touch her long black hair they don't give a damn

CHORUS -- repeat

Well I think you know what I'm trying to say woman,
That is I'd like to save you for a rainy day,
I've seen enough of the world to know,
That I've got to get it all to get it all to grow.

Look out!
D[D]o you do you want my [Fd]love, [Gd]Do you do you want my l[Fd]ove,   [D]

Fd: xx0565
Gd: xx0787

Si[A]tting here, wa[E]iting for,
S[F#m]omeone calling [C#m]at my door,
Too b[D]ad, [Bm7-5]   I'm getting out of l[A]ove.

What's the use of changing things,
Wonder what tomorrow brings,
Who knows,
I'm getting out of love.

[A]My Shangri-la has gone aw[D]ay,
[C#m7]Faded like the Be[Gj7]atles on Hey Jude
[A]She seemed to drift out on the r[D]ain
That ca[C#m7]me in somewhere s[Gj7]oftly from the blue

I[Bm7-5]'m getting o[E6]ut of l[A]ove (where is my Sh[Aj7]angri-La?)

Clouds roll by and hide the sun,
Raindrops fall on everyone,
So sad,
I'm getting out of love.

CHORUS -- repeat

CHORUS -- repeat

Bm7-5: x23230
Gj : 320002
E6 : 022120

Copyright (c) 1976 United Artists Music LTD. and Jet Music Incorporated.
All rights for the USA & Canada controlled by Unart Music Corporation
except "Do Ya" which is Copyright (c) 1972 Roy Wood Music LTD. and Carlin


[--]                                       `&'     ********************************************************
_#_ 69120 Heidelberg ** for 20,000 years! *
( # ) ** - I'm not that old, *
/ O \ ** said Hagbard. *
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_#_ 69120 Heidelberg ** for 20,000 years! *
( # ) ** - I'm not that old, *
/ O \ ** said Hagbard. *
( === ) ***** Illuminatus *****
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