Al Bowllys In Heaven

Richard Thompson

 DmA7Dm
 We were heroes them, and the girls were all pretty
 Dm
 And a uniform was a lucky charm
 Bb7A7
 Bought you the key to the city
 FF
 We used to dance the whole night through
 Bb7Eb7
 While Al Bowlly sang, 'The Very Thought of You'
 Em7b5A7Dm
 Al Bowlly's in Heaven, and I'm in limbo now

I gave my youth to King and country
But what's my country done for me
But sentenced me to misery
I traded my helmet and my parachute
For a pair of crutches and a de-mob suit
Al Bowlly's in Heaven, and I'm in limbo now

 FCFC
 Hard Times, hard hard times
 FCFC
 Hostels and missions and dosser's soup lines
 FCFC
 Can't close me eyes on a bench or a bed
 Bb7A7
 For the sound of some battle raging in my head

Old friends, You lose so many
You get run around all over town
The wear and the tear of it just drag you down
St Mungo's with its dirty old sheets
Beats standing all day down on Scarborough Street
Al Bowlly's in Heaven, and I'm in limbo now

Guitar Solo (see tab below)

Can't stay here, got to foot slog
Once in a blue moon, you might find a job
Sleep in the rain, sleep in the snow
When the beds are all taken, you've got nowehere to go

I can see me now, back there on the dance-floor
With a blond on me arm, red head to spare
spit on me shoes and shine in me hair
And there's Al Bowlly, up on the stand
That was a voice, and that was a band
Al Bowlly's in Heaven, and I'm in limbo now

Guitar solo
 DmA7
-|---------------------|--------------------------|
-|---------------------|--------------------------|
-|---------------------|------------------------7-|
-|---------------------|----------------------7---|
-|-7-b8-7-b8-7-b8-7-b8-|-7-b8-7-5-h7-p5-4-5-8-----|
-|---------------------|--------------------------|


 DmDm
-|-----------------------------------|------------------|
-|---------------------------------9-|-9-b10------8-6---|
-|-9b10-9b10-9b10-9b10-9-7h9p7-6-7---|----------------7-|
-|-----------------------------------|------------------|
-|-----------------------------------|------------------|
-|-----------------------------------|------------------|


 DmDmBb7
|---------------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
|-6-------------5h6-----5h6-|-6-6-6-5---5-6-8-8b9r8-|-8-6h8p6-----------8-8|
|---7-------6-6-----6-7-----|---------7-------------|---------7-------7----|
|-----7-6-7-----------------|-----------------------|-----------8-7-6------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|


 A7FF
-|---------------------|-5-----8-5h8p5-------|-5/-13-10h13p10------------|
-|-5h8p5---------------|---5-----------6-5-4-|----------------10-8-8-8-6-|
-|-------6-------------|-----5---------------|---------------------------|
-|---------7-6-5-5-6-7-|---------------------|---------------------------|
-|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
-|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|


 Bb7Eb7Em7b5
-|---------------------|------8---------|-------------------|
-|-8b9r8-8-6---6-8-8b9-|-r8-6---6---6-8-|-8-6---6-7-8-8-8b9-|
-|-----------7---------|----------6-----|-----7-------------|
-|---------------------|----------------|-------------------|
-|---------------------|----------------|-------------------|
-|---------------------|----------------|-------------------|


 A7DmDmC7F
-|----------------|--------------|-------------|-1----------|
-|-r8-6---------6-|--------------|-----------5-|-1----------|
-|------7---------|-7------------|-----------3-|-2----------|
-|--------7-6-5---|---5-3-5-3--5-|---------5---|-3----------|
-|----------------|--------------|-5-5-4-3-----|------------|
-|----------------|--------------|-------------|------------|				



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