Londons Brilliant Parade

Elvis Costello


London's Brilliant Parade Revised by Craig Edwards craig.edwards5@btopenworld.com (an edit of tabs by Damon S Linker)
Verse: A, C#m, D, A, C, A, D, F#maj, Bm, E, A, C#m, D, A, C, G, A, D, F#maj, Bm Chorus: F, Am, Dm, D7, Gm, C, Bb, F Bridge: Am, D, Am, D, G, Bm, Em, G, Bm, Em :| playtwice Gm flat5, GM, Eb, Em flat 5 Tabs for end of Bridge E A D G B E X X X 3 2 3 Gm flat5 X X X 3 3 3 Gm X X X 3 4 3 Eb X X X 3 5 3 Em flat 5
VERSE A, C#m, D, A, C, A, D, F#maj, Bm, E, A, C#m, D, A, C, G, A, D, F#maj, Bm
Outside my window Not long before sleep arrives They come with their sirens And they sweep away all the boys Busy draining the joy from their lives They never said their prayers out loud And while I'm dreaming There's a passing motor car That broadcasts a popular song And a girl appears to be saying "Do you think that I'm going to go far?"
CHORUS: F, Am, Dm, D7, Gm, C, Bb, F
Just look at me I'm having the time of my life Or something quite like it When I'm walking out and about In London's brilliant parade
BRIDGE Am, D, Am, D, G, Bm, Em, G, Bm, Em :| play twice Gm flat5, GM, Eb, Em flat 5 (Tabbed at the top)
she's one of those girls that you just can't place You feel guilty desiring such an innocent face But of course they knew that when they cast her Along with the red Routemaster And the film takes place in an MGB And a perfect re-creation of "The Speakeasy" Everybody looks happy and twisted Though she probably never existed For old times' sake
Don't let me awake
VERSE A, C#m, D, A, C, A, D, F#maj, Bm, E, A, C#m, D, A, C, G, A, D, F#maj, Bm
I wouldn't want you to walk across Hungerford Bridge Especially at twilight (slight pause) Looking through the bolts and the girders Into the water below You'll never find your answer there They sounded the "all-clear" in the occidental bazaar They used to call Oxford Street Now the bankrupt souls in the city Are finally tasting defeat
SECOND CHORUS: F, Am, Dm, D7, Gm, C, Bb, F, Gm, C, Bb, F
Don't look at me I'm having the time of my life Or something quite like it When I'm walking out and about In London's brilliant parade When I'm walking out and about In London's brilliant parade
VERSE A, C#m, D, A, C, A, D, F#maj, Bm, E, A, C#m, D, A, C, G, A, D, F#maj, Bm
And a trolley bus in Fulham Broadway The lions and the tigers in Regents Park Couldn't pay their way And now they're not the only ones At the Hammersmith Palais In Kensington and Camden Town There's a part that I used to play; The lovely Diorama is really part of the drama, I'd say
Repeat first Chorus [2x]
Additionally there are 3 notes played at the beginning of this song and later after the 2nd chorus which I have left out. Easy to find but they are in the ear of the listener and obscured a little by a cymbal.

























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