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Al Bowllys In Heaven  Richard Thompson



[Dm]We were heroes them, [A7]and the girls were all [Dm]pretty
[Dm]And a uniform was a lucky charm
[Bb7]Bought you the key to the [A7]city
[F]We used to dance the [F]whole night through
[Bb7]While Al Bowlly sang, 'The [Eb7]Very Thought of You'
[Em7b5]Al Bowlly's in Heaven, and [A7]I'm in limbo [Dm]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

[F]Hard [C]Times, [F]hard hard [C]times
[F]Hostels and [C]missions and [F]dosser's soup [C]lines
[F]Can't close me [C]eyes on a [F]bench or a [C]bed
[Bb7]For the sound of some battle raging [A7]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
   [Dm]                      [A7]                                                              
-|---------------------|--------------------------|
-|---------------------|--------------------------|
-|---------------------|------------------------7-|
-|---------------------|----------------------7---|
-|-7-b8-7-b8-7-b8-7-b8-|-7-b8-7-5-h7-p5-4-5-8-----|
-|---------------------|--------------------------|


   [Dm]                                    [Dm]                                                
-|-----------------------------------|------------------|
-|---------------------------------9-|-9-b10------8-6---|
-|-9b10-9b10-9b10-9b10-9-7h9p7-6-7---|----------------7-|
-|-----------------------------------|------------------|
-|-----------------------------------|------------------|
-|-----------------------------------|------------------|


  [Dm]                            [Dm]                        [Bb7]                                 
|---------------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
|-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------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|

   [A7]                      [F]                      [F]                                        
-|---------------------|-5-----8-5h8p5-------|-5/-13-10h13p10------------|
-|-5h8p5---------------|---5-----------6-5-4-|----------------10-8-8-8-6-|
-|-------6-------------|-----5---------------|---------------------------|
-|---------7-6-5-5-6-7-|---------------------|---------------------------|
-|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
-|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|

   [Bb7]                      [Eb7]                 [Em7b5]                                             
-|---------------------|------8---------|-------------------|
-|-8b9r8-8-6---6-8-8b9-|-r8-6---6---6-8-|-8-6---6-7-8-8-8b9-|
-|-----------7---------|----------6-----|-----7-------------|
-|---------------------|----------------|-------------------|
-|---------------------|----------------|-------------------|
-|---------------------|----------------|-------------------|

   [A7]                 [Dm]              [Dm]       [C7]        [F]                                     
-|----------------|--------------|-------------|-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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