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Sleep of the Just   Elvis Costello


 Sleep of the Just<br/>
 G                                   Bm<br/>
 The soldier asked my name and did I come here very often<br/>
        Em                               C<br/>
 Well I thought that he was asking me to dance<br/>
       G                     Bm<br/>
 In my holy coat and hat and him in his red bonnet<br/>
           Em                          C<br/>
 We'd have made a lovely couple but we never had the chance<br/>
 G                    C<br/>
 And now you say that you've got to go<br/>
 G                    C<br/>
 Well if you must you must<br/>
 G              C            D            G   C   G   D<br/>
 I suppose that you need the sleep of the just<br/>
 Well it was a powerful day and there were black crows in the road<br/>
 And I kept my strong opinions to my chest<br/>
 I suppose I should have told them that I was on fire for you<br/>
 When the bus burst into flames outside some place, 'The Poet's Rest'<br/>
 [Repeat chorus; come out like this:]  G  C  G  G7<br/>
   C                                       Bm<br/>
 A girl woke up in a naked light and said <br/>
         C                                           G<br/>
 He even looked like her brother in the army but she never mentions him<br/>
          B7                                    Em<br/>
 He'll be tucked up in his bed tonight with his dirty-pictures girl<br/>
         C                                               <br/>
 Saying, 'You're some mother's daughter you know or is it <br/>
 D      D/C  D/B  D/A<br/>
 immaterial girl?'<br/>
 Now she's pinned up upon the barracks wall in her home town<br/>
 All the soldiers taking turns with their attentions<br/>
 And as they speculate what she'd look like beneath that thin nightgown<br/>
 His family pride was rising up as he cast his eyes down<br/>
 [Last chorus:  come out of it with Em then repeat verse chords<br/>
 to fade]<br/>
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