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There Is a Light That Never Goes Out  The Smiths

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From: "John S. Jacob"
Subject: The Smiths: There is a Light that Never Goes Out
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There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
by The Smiths
Transcribed by John S. Jacob (
The lyrics are right out of the insert to "The Smiths I Best..."
Yes, the chords sound picked, but I prefer to pound out (strum)
the chords and sing along. I mean, aren't these lyrics so
uplifting?! ;-)
As for rhythm, I always say go find a recording -- it's much
easier than trying to get it from a transcription (or to put
it into one, for that matter...)

[Am] [F] [G]  
[Am] [G]Take me [Am]out[G] ton[F]ight[C] [G]
where there's [Am]music and there's [G]people
who are [Am]young and [G]al[F]ive[C] [G]
[Am]Driving [G]in your [Am]car[G]
I [F]never never want to go [C]home
[G]because I haven't [Am]got one[G] [Am] [G]
any[F]more[C] [G]
[Am] [G]Take me [Am]out[G] ton[F]ight[C] [G]
because I [Am]want to see [G]people and I
[Am]want to see [G]lights[F] [C] [G]
[Am]Driving [G]in your [Am]car[G]
oh [F]please don't drop me [C]home
[G]because it's not [Am]my home, it's [G]their
home, and I'm [Am]welcome no [G]more[F] [C] [G]
[Em] [F]  
[G]And if a [C]double-decker [Am]bus
[F]crashes into us[G]
to die by [C]your side
such a [F]heavenly way to [G]die
And if a [C]ten ton tr[Am]uck
[F]kills the both of us[G]
to die by [C]your side
the [F]pleasure the privilege is [G]mine
[Am] [G]Take me [Am]out[G] ton[F]ight[C] [G]
oh take me [Am]anywhere, I don't [G]care[Am] [G] [F] [C] [G]
And in the [Am]darkened [G]under[Am]pass
I [G]thought Oh [F]God, my chance has come at last[C] [G]
(but then a [Am]strange fear [G]gripped me and I
[Am]just couldn't [G]ask)[F] [C] [G]
[Am] [G]Take me [Am]out[G] ton[F]ight[C] [G]
take me [Am]anywhere, I don't [G]care[Am] [G] [F] [C] [G]
Just [Am]driving [G]in your [Am]car[G]
I [F]never never want to go [C]home
[G]because I haven't [Am]got one[G] [Am] [G]
I haven't [F]got one[C] [G]
[Am]There is a [G]light and it [Am]never goes [G]out
[F]There is a light and it [C]never goes [G]out
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