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Harpies bizarre  Elvis Costello



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By Declan Patric Aloysius MacManus
From Elvis Costello's "Mighty Like a Rose", (c) 1991
The lyrics were type by one anonymous who provided the lyrics for the album,
available via ftp from cs.uwp.edu.
The "Intro E" sections for organ can be played on guitar, as transcribed in
TAB (using TAB MASTER). The little woodwind instrument solo is not [yet!]
transcribed, but the chords are available, with added beat measures: 7xE 1xB
mean that in two 4/4 bars, play 7 beats of chord E, and then 1 beat of B.
Enjoy! Comments/corrections/additions/ideas/questions are always welcome,
at my e-mail address: ofirz1@ccsg.tau.ac.il
Ofir
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HARPIES BIZARRE / Elvis Costello
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By Declan Patric Aloysius MacManus
From Elvis Costello's "Mighty Like a Rose", (c) 1991
      [intro E] 
Here's what the keyboards play:
e:-----------------------------------------------|
B:-----------------------------------------------|
G:-----------------------------------------------|
D:1--2--------1--2--------1--2--------1--2-------|
A:------1--2-----------0--------4--3--------3--2-|
E:------------------4----------------------------|

    [E]He selects the [B]plainest face form a [A]spiteful row of [B]girls
[E]Elegant in[B]sulted women, [A]a flaw of cultured [G#7]pearls
[C#m]            [G#m]            [G#]            [C#m] [C#m] He drops a [G#m]name or two,[G#] she fails to [C#m]catch
At [A]last he's met his [E]match
Unspoiled and unaf[B]fected, he wants her so [E]much
  [intro E] 
    [E]She puts up half-[B]hearted resistance,[A] like she was taught to [B]do
[E]She's heard some of those [B]small town playboys [A]but this is something [G#7]new
[C#m] His promise seems [G#m]dangerous, [G#]she'd like to [C#m]believe
He [A]says "You'd better [E]leave"
"You've only got your[B]self to blame, shame, or [E]deceive"
    [E7]The waiting lines are [A]long
[Am]They never get too [E]far
Everyone wearing that medal with [B]pride
Harpies [E]Bizarre
7xE 1xB
7xB 1xE
7xC 1xA
7xB 1xE
4xBm 3xF# 1xBm
4xD 3xA7 1xD
[intro E] 
    [E]I looked on but [B]hesitated
[A] I failed to inter[B]rupt
[E]You're so hard to [B]tell the truth too
[A] So easy to co[G#7]rrupt
[C#m] I'll memo[G#m]rize your face
[G#] Your tragic [C#m]smile
The [A]hurt look in your [E]eyes
As you betrayed your[B]self to the part of him that [E]dies
    [E7]The waiting lines are [A]long
They [Am]never get too [E]far
They're [E7]shining up their [A]shoes to [Am]kick a falling [E]star
You [E7]think you should be [A]somebody
But you [Am]don't know who you [E]are
Everyone wearing that medal with [B]pride
Harpies [E]Bizarre
[repeat Intro section and fade] 
[From Ofir Zwebner                        Jul 19 '94 at 12:20 pm 180] 
from: Christian Korbanka, Cologne, Germany
e-mail: Christian_Korbanka@msn.com
lyrics and chords of: Harpies Bizarre by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
Suggestions and corrections are always welcome!
date: 95/10/15
[E]He selects the pla[B]inest face
[A]From a spiteful row of gi[B]rls
[E]Elegant ins[B]ulted women
[A]A flaw of cultured pe[G#]arls
[C#m]He drops a [G#m]name or two
[G#]She fails to c[G#m]atch
At le[A]ast he's met his ma[E]tch
Unspoiled and unaf[B]fected, he wants her so m[E]uch
[E]She puts up half-he[B]arted resistance
[A]Like she was taught to [B]do
[E]She's heard some of those sm[B]all town playboys
[A]But this is something [G#]new
[C#m]His promise seems dan[G#m]gerous
[G#]She'd like to be[C#m]lieve
He s[A]ays "You'd better le[E]ave"
"You've only got you[B]rself to blame, shame or dec[E]eive"
The wa[E7]iting lines are l[A]ong
They n[A7]ever get too f[E]ar
Everyone wearing that medal wirh pr[B]ide
Harpies Biz[E]zare
[E]I looked on but hes[B]itated
[A]I failed to inte[B]rrupt
[E]You're so hard to t[B]ell the truth to
[A]So easy to co[G#]rrupt
[C#m]I'll me[G#m]morize your face
[G#]Your tragic s[C#m]mile
The h[A]urt look in your e[E]yes
As you betrayed you[B]rself to the part of hime that d[E]ies
The wa[E7]iting lines are l[A]ong
They n[A7]ever get too f[E]ar
They're sh[E7]inig up their sh[A]oes
To k[A7]ick a falling s[E]tar
You t[E7]hink you should be so[A/E]mebody
But you [A7/E]don't know who you a[E]re
Everyone wearing that medal with pr[B]ide
Harpies Biz[E]zare
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