The world and his wife

Elvis Costello



 GG/F#Em
 The family circle gathers round from very far and near
 DCG
To pass around the same remarks they passed away last year
 GG/F#Em
The little girl you dangled on your knee without mishap
 DCG
Stirs something in your memory and something in your lap
*Chorus*
 AmEm
The juniper berry has a very deadly kiss
 BbD
 I believe that something here is very much amiss
 GG/F#Em
 But its a living and  this is the life
 DCD
For the world and his wife
 C#F#m
The world and his wife
 AmEm
The kissing cousins step outside to cuddle and confess
 BbD
 She says sweet nothing at all its much more of a mess
 GG/F#Em
She says our mother and someone elses father
 DCG
 Went for two weeks holiday in Taramasalata
 GG/F#Em
 Daddy went out with the rubbish and he kept on talking
 DCG
Between Mum and the walls god only knows who does the talking
*Chorus*
(Verse 3 same as verse 2)
The conversation melts like chocolate down our open jaws
Through the loud appeal of laughter
and the counting score drawers
But later on in the evening through the tears and fol de rol
Come the setimental feelings of the lure of vitriol
Longing thoughts go hankering for the old home overseas
With a blindfold and a national anthem sung in different keys
*Chorus* (Except instead of C# and F#m, just play D and C and
repeat again)
from: Christian Korbanka, Cologne, Germany
e-mail: Christian_Korbanka@msn.com
lyrics and chords of: The World And His Wife (LIVE!) by Elvis Costello
(This is the live-version from the Punch The Clock re-issue)
Suggestions and corrections are always welcome!
date: 95/10/15
 GEmDCGGEm
               The family circle gathers round from very far and near 
 DCG
To pass around the same remarks they passed away last year 
 GEm
The little girl you dangeled on your knee without mishap 
 DCG
Stirs something in your memory and something in your lap 
 AmEm
The juniper berry has a very deadly kiss
 BbDmD
 I would say that something here is very much in this  
 GEm
 But it´s a living and this is the life
 DCG
For the world and his wife 
 DC#7F#m
The world and his wife 
 AmEm
The kissing cousins step outside to cuddle and confess 
 BbDmD
 She says sweet nothing at all it´s much more of a mess  
 GEm
She says our mother and someone else´s father 
 DCG
Went for two weeks holiday in Taramasalata 
 GEm
Daddy went out with the rubbish and he kept on walking
 DCG
Between mum and the walls - god only knows who does the takling 
 AmEm
The juniper berry has a very deadly kiss
 BbDmD
 I would say that something here is very much in this  
 GEm
 But it´s a living and this is the life
 DCG
For the world and his wife 
 DC#7F#m
The world and his wife 
 AmEm
The conversation melts like chocolate down our open jaws 
 BbDmD
Through the loud appeal of laughter and the counting of score draws  
 GEm
But later on in the evening through the tears and fol de rol 
 DCG
Come the sentimental feelings for the lure of vitriol 
 GEm
Longing thoughts go hankering for the old home overseas 
 DCG
With a blindfold and a national anthem sung in diferent keys 
 AmEm
The juniper berry has a very deadly kiss
 BbDmD
 I would say that something here is very much in this  
 GEm
 But it´s a living and this is the life
 DCG
For the world and his wife 
 DCG
The world and his wife 
 FCG
The world and his wife 
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