There Aint Half Been Some Clever Bastards

Ian Dury and The Blockheads

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 G
  Noel Coward,
 D7
Was a charmer,
 CD7
  As a writer,
 GE7A7D7
He was drama.          
 G
  Velvet, jackets,
 D7
And py-jamas,
 CD7
The gay di-vorce,
 G
And other dramas.

Chorus 1:

 Ab7A7
  There ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
 D
  (Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
 A7
There ain't half been,
 D
Some clever bas-tards.

Interlude:

D D/B D/A G, D+

Verse 2:

 G
  Van Gough,
 D7
Did some eyeball pleasers,
 CD7
He must have been,
 GE7A7D7
A pencil squeezer.          
 G
He didn't do,
 D7
The Mona Lisa,
 C
  That was,

 D7G
  An Italian geezer.

Chorus 2:

 Ab7A7
  There ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
 D
  (Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
 A7
There ain't half been,
 D
Some clever bas-tards.

Interlude:

D D/B D/A G, D+

Verse 3:

 G
  Einstein,
 D7
Can't be classed as witless,
 CD7
  He claimed atoms,
 GE7A7D7
Were the littlest.         
 G
  When you did,
 D7
A bit of splittemness,
 CD7G
  Frighten everybody shitless.

Chorus 3:

 Ab7A7
  There ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
 Cmaj7Bm7Am7
  Probably got help from their mum,
 GD7
(Who had help from her mum).
 Ab7A7
  There ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
 Cmaj7Bm7
  Now that we've had some,
 Am7
Let's hope that there's,
 GD7
  Lots more to come.

Chorus 4:

 Ab7A7
  There ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
 D
  (Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
 A7
There ain't half been,
 D
Some clever bas-tards.

Interlude:

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

 GD7
Okey-dokey!
 CD7
  Oh!  
 GE7A7D7
Se-govia.         
 G
  Da-laa la-laa,
 D7
Da-daa da-lee,
 C
De dump di dump,
 D7G
De dump-dump-diddle lum-lee.

Chorus 5:

 Ab7A7
  There ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
 D
  (Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
 A7
There ain't half been,
 D
Some clever bastards.
(Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
 A7
There ain't half been,
 D
Some clever bastards.
(Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
 A7
There ain't half been some clever...
Bastards!

CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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 Cmaj7Bm7Am7GD7D+CE7
 EADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBE
 x32000  x24232  x02013  320003  xx0212  xxx332  x30210  020100

 A7Ab7DD/BD/A
 EADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBE
 x02223  464544  xx0232  x20230  x00230

Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2006
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)

END

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