Al bowllys in heaven

Richard Thompson

Date: Sat, 30 Apr 1994 03:27:09 GMT
Al Bowlly's in Heaven Richard Thompson, from Daring Adventures Transcribed by Dm A7 Dm We were heroes them, and the girls were all pretty Dm And a uniform was a lucky charm Bb7 A7 Bought you the key to the city F F We used to dance the whole night through Bb7 Eb7 While Al Bowlly sang, 'The Very Thought of You' Em7b5 A7 Dm 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 F C F C Hard Times, hard hard times F C F C Hostels and missions and dosser's soup lines F C F C Can't close me eyes on a bench or a bed Bb7 A7 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 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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