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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

@SONG: TIGHTROPE
 CmAbDm7-5CmGFGGGbF
                                     They say some days you're gonna win,         
 GGGbF
They say some days you're gonna lose.        
 GGGbF
I tell you I got news for you          
 G
Your losin' all the time you never win
 CEFFm
 If you believe that's how it's gonna be I'd better put you down   
 CE
 Get off your tightrope up there come down on he ground
 F
You gotta save me now,
 Fm
You better turn around.
 AmFAmD7
      When I looked around,        I was heading down.
 CGAmC7FE7Am
Won't some - bo - dy throw me down a line.

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,
 CGAmC7FGCmAbDm7-5CmG
Won't somebody throw me down a line.              

I want to look you straight in the eye,
I want to tell you how I really feel,
 FGGb
 I can feel the wheels turnin' 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
 CGAmC7FE7AmD7
Somebody had thrown me down the line--stopped me drownin'
 CGAmC7FGCmAbDm7-5CmG
Somebody had thrown me down the line                
Dm7-5: xx0111

@SONG: TELEPHONE LINE
 AAj7
 Hello--how are you
 A7A#dimBm
Have you been alright, through all those lonely lonely lonely nights,
 EBmC#m
That's what I'd say, I'd tell you everything,
 DEAj7Dj7
   If you'd pick up that telephone.   

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.

 AF#mDE
Doo wop etc.      doo wah doo lang
 AF#mDE
Blue days, Black nights, doo wah doo lang
 AF#m
   I look into the sky
 DE
 The love you see ain't gonna see you through
 AF#m
   And I wonder why
 DE
 the little dreams we had ain't coming true

 AF#mDE6E
Oh, oh, Telephone line, give me some time, I'm living in twilight
 AF#mDE6Fdim
Oh, oh, Telephone line, give me some time, I'm living in twilight

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

@SONG: ROCKARIA!
Intro: D Bm F#m A7

 D
Just got back from the downtown palais
Where the music was so sweet
It knocked me right back in the alley
 G7D
I'm ready, yea, yea, yea, I'm ready,
 A7
Wo, wo, wo, I'm ready
 BmF#mEmA7
And I'm really gonna rock tonight.   

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

 EmA
She's sweet on Wagner,
 EmA
I think she'd die for Beethoven,
She loves the way Puccini lays down a tune,
And Verdi's always creeping from her room.

 DBmF#mA7

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.

 DBmF#mA7
Far, far away the music is playing.  

 DEm7/G
Well we were reelin' and a rockin' all through 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,
D Bm F#m A7 DDDDDDDDD.8-)
But it's alright.

@SONG: MISSION (A World Record)
 Bm
For many days we travelled from a distant place and time,
 F#m
To reach a place they call the planet Earth,
 GF#m
There was to be a celebration,
 BmAAG
On the mission of the sacred heart.

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.

CHORUS
 AGF#7
Watching all the days roll by
 BmGm6
Who are you and who am I?

 DD4Gm6
e---2--3--2--0------0
h---3--3--------3----
g---2--2-----------3-


How's life on earth?

 Eb7D7
        When all the stars above
 Eb7D7A7
        Rain icy fingers down on 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

@SONG: SO FINE

Intro: E C G D A (repeat)

 EAEA
Two drifters on the morning sky,
 EAEF#m
Two drifters sailing wide and high,
 EF#mG#mF#m
When summer breezes blow across your mind,
 EF#mB9B
With you, I will walk the line. 

CHORUS
 C#mF#m
I want it so fine  
 C#mF#m
I want it so fine  
 C#mF#mAmECGDA
I want it so fine                 

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.

 B224442

@SONG: LIVIN' THING

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


 CAm
Sailin' away on the crest of a wave, it's like magic
 AbFm
Rollin' and ridin' and slippin' & slidin', it's magic

 EmDm
And you, and your sweet desire,
 EmDmEmFG
You took me, oh-oh, higher and higher, baby

 CAmF
 It's a livin' thing,     
 D7G+C
It's a terrible thing to lose
 AmF
It's a given thing       
 D7G+C
What a terrible thing to lose.

 BbmFG
 (Taking a dive) (halt the slide)     

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

@SONG: ABOVE THE CLOUDS

Capo on the 1st fret
 EmEmj7
 All in the heat of the night
 EmC7
 Well when things ain't going right
 B7-9Em
No no no no no no no you will remember me

 A
 I came along to see your face,
 F#+
But the only thing I got from you,
 F#Bm
Was telling me it's fantasy,
 G
That you would always be with me,
 D
I can tell you that it's true
 Dm7
(i can tell you that it's true yes it is true)
 Dm7-5C#m
  I'm waiting here,
 F#F#7
But it's alright yes it's alright
 Bm7
It's alright with me,
 DE
You better believe me now.

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
Dm7-5:xx0111

@SONG: DO YA
 DAGA
 In this life I've seen everything I can see woman,
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
 G
But I never seen nothing like you.

CHORUS
 DAGGA
 Do ya do ya want my love      
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.

 DA
 In the country where the sky touches down
 G4G
On the field, she lay her down to rest
 DFdGd
In the morning sun,        
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!
 DFdGdFdD
Do you do you want my love, Do you do you want my love,    

Fd: xx0565
Gd: xx0787

@SONG: SHANGRI-LA
 AE
Sitting here, waiting for,
 F#mC#m
Someone calling at my door,
 DBm7-5A
Too bad,    I'm getting out of love.

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

CHORUS
 AD
 My Shangri-la has gone away,
 C#m7Gj7
 Faded like the Beatles on Hey Jude
 AD
 She seemed to drift out on the rain
 C#m7Gj7
That came in somewhere softly from the blue

 Bm7-5E6AAj7
I'm getting out of love (where is my Shangri-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

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_#_ 69120 Heidelberg ** for 20,000 years! *
( # ) ** - I'm not that old, *
/ O \ hb3@ix.urz.uni-heidelberg.de ** said Hagbard. *
( === ) ***** Illuminatus *****
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