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Pads Paws And Claws  Elvis Costello

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[C7]But when he[G]'s full of[E7] that beer[C]-champagne
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She pads, paws, pads, paws and claws

Verse Two:
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And if he should wake up in some terrible dive

And he don't know if he's so-so

But he's so surprised he's alive
[C7]"Come on li[G]ttle honey[E7], let me u[C]nder your hive"
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She pads, paws, pads, paws and claws

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[B7]She pads, pads around the bedroom,
[A7]Practicing [C]ways to [E7]flirt
He p[A7]aws, pours another[C] drink and any[B7]thing in a skirt
Any[C7]thing wearing a necklace
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He thinks of claws scratching his back

he's going out there he's not coming back

Verse 3
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She's got spider-leg fingers,

Sharpened whenever he strays

And she carries a bird-purse,

With all of her womanly ways

While he's drinking hairspray,

She knows that he never would dare

She could be in pictures if she wasn't all covered in fur
[C7]He's coming[G] home now [E7]and here's[C] the surprise
[C7]You wouldn'[G]t believe [E7]the lies t[C]hat he tries
[C7]She cut him[G] down to h[E7]er favouri[C]te size
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She pads, paws, pads, paws and claws
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She pads, paws, pads, paws and claws

Repeat to Fade

(----- etc means “Keep playing the riff” or “Keep hitting the chord”. The chords in the
are just hit staccato notes whereas in the verse it has an up, up, change rhythm)

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