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There Aint Half Been Some Clever Bastards  Ian Dury and The Blockheads



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[G] Noel Coward,
Was a [D7]charmer,
[C] As a [D7]writer,
He was [G]drama. [E7]    [A7]    [D7]
[G] Velvet, jackets,
And py-[D7]jamas,
The [C]gay di-[D7]vorce,
And other [G]dramas.
Chorus 1:

[Ab7] There [A7]ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
[D] (Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
There [A7]ain't half been,
Some clever bas-[D]tards.

Interlude:

D D/B D/A G, D+

Verse 2:

[G] Van Gough,
Did some eyeball [D7]pleasers,
He [C]must have [D7]been,
A pencil [G]squeezer. [E7]    [A7]    [D7]
He [G]didn't do,
The Mona [D7]Lisa,
[C] That was,

[D7] An Italian [G]geezer.
Chorus 2:

[Ab7] There [A7]ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
[D] (Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
There [A7]ain't half been,
Some clever bas-[D]tards.

Interlude:

D D/B D/A G, D+

Verse 3:

[G] Einstein,
Can't be classed as [D7]witless,
[C] He claimed [D7]atoms,
Were the [G]littlest.[E7]    [A7]    [D7]
[G] When you did,
A bit of [D7]splittemness,
[C] Frighten [D7]everybody s[G]hitless.

Chorus 3:

[Ab7] There [A7]ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
[Cmaj7] Probably got [Bm7]help from their [Am7]mum,
(Who had [G]help from her [D7]mum).
[Ab7] There [A7]ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
[Cmaj7] Now that we've[Bm7] had some,
Let's [Am7]hope that there's,
[G] Lots more to [D7]come.

Chorus 4:

[Ab7] There [A7]ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
[D] (Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
There [A7]ain't half been,
Some clever bas-[D]tards.

Interlude:

D D/B D/A G, D+
Verse 4:

[G]             [D7]                        
Okey-dokey!
[C] Oh! [D7]
Se-[G]govia.[E7]    [A7]    [D7]
[G] Da-laa la-laa,
Da-daa [D7]da-lee,
De [C]dump di dump,
De [D7]dump-dump-diddle lum-[G]lee.

Chorus 5:

[Ab7] There [A7]ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
[D] (Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
There [A7]ain't half been,
Some [D]clever bastards.
(Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
There [A7]ain't half been,
Some [D]clever bastards.
(Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
There [A7]ain't half been some clever...
Bastards!


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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  [Cmaj7]         [Bm7]        [Am7]        [G]        [D7] [D+] [C] [E7] 
[EADGBE]x32000  [EADGBE]x24232  [EADGBE]x02013  [EADGBE]320003  [EADGBE]xx0212  [EADGBE]xxx332  [EADGBE]x30210  [EADGBE]020100

   [A7]        [Ab7]        [D]        [D/B]        [D/A]  
[EADGBE]x02223  [EADGBE]464544  [EADGBE]xx0232  [EADGBE]x20230  [EADGBE]x00230
Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2006
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)

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