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Hoist That Rag  Tom Waits

[Am]   [Dm]     [E]  [Am]                           
Well I le[Am]arned the t[Dm]rade
From P[E]iggy K[Am]nowles
S[Am]ing Sing T[Dm]ommy S[E]hay Boys
God u[Am]sed me [Dm]as a h[E]ammer [Am]boys
To [Am]beat his w[Dm]eary dr[E]um today
Hoist that r[Am]ag ([Dm]2x)  [E]  [Am]  

[Am]   [Dm]     [E]  [Am]                           
The sun is up the world is flat
Damn good address for a rat
The smell of blood
The Drone of flies
You know what to do if
The baby cries

Hoist that rag (2x)

[Am]   [Dm]     [E]  [Am]                           
Well we stick our fingers in the ground,
heave and turn the world around
Smoke is blacking out the sun
At night I pray and clean my gun
The cracked bell rings as the ghost bird sings
and the gods go beggin here
So just open fire when you hit the shore
All is fair in love and war

Hoist that rag (4x)


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