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Baggy Trousers  Madness

...BAGGY TROUSERS... by Madness
 
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*from 'Absolutely ' (1980)*
Intro:
B Bb Ab, F
[B] [Bb] [Ab]  
Verse 1:
[F] Naughty boys in nasty schools, head-[Ab]masters breaking all the rules,
[Bb] Having fun and playing fools, [B]smashing up the [Bb]woodwork [Ab]tools.
[F] All the teachers in the pub, [Ab]passing 'round the ready-rub,
[Bb] Trying not to think of when the [B]lunch-time bell will [Bb]ring a-[Ab]gain.
Chorus 1:
[Bb] Oh what fun we [Bbm]had, but, [F]did it really [Fm]turn out bad?
[Bb] All I learnt at [Bbm]school, was [C]how to bend not break [B]the [C]rules.
[Bb] Oh what fun we [Bbm]had, but [F]at the time it [Fm]seemed so bad.
[Bb] Trying different [Bbm]ways, to [C]make a difference [B]to...
Verse 2:
[Bb] The [Ab]head-[F]master's had enough today, [Ab]all the kids have gone away,
[Bb] Gone to fight with next-door's school; [B]every term that [Bb]is the [Ab]rule.
[F] Sits alone and bends his cane;[Ab] same old backsides again,
[Bb] All the small ones tell tall tales, [B]walking home and [Bb]squashing [Ab]snails.
Chorus 2:
[Bb] Oh what fun we [Bbm]had, but, [F]did it really [Fm]turn out bad?
[Bb] All I learnt at [Bbm]school, was [C]how to bend not break [B]the [C]rules.
[Bb] Oh what fun we [Bbm]had, but [F]at the time it [Fm]seemed so bad.
[Bb] Trying different [Bbm]ways, to [C]make a difference to [C#]the[(Dm)] days.
Instrumental:
Dm Em, Dm Bm (x3), Dm, B Bb A Ab
Verse 3:
[F] Lots of girls and lots of boys, [Ab]lots of smells and lots of noise.
[Bb] Playing football in the park, [B]kicking pushbikes [Bb]after [Ab]dark.
[F] Baggy trousers, dirty shirt, [Ab]pulling hair and eating dirt,
[Bb] Teacher comes to break it up; [B]back of the 'ead with a [Bb]plastic [Ab]cup.
Chorus 3:
[Bb] Oh what fun we [Bbm]had, but, [F]did it really [Fm]turn out bad?
[Bb] All I learnt at [Bbm]school, was [C]how to bend not break [B]the [C]rules.
[Bb] Oh what fun we [Bbm]had, but [F]at the time it [Fm]seemed so bad.
[Bb] Trying different [Bbm]ways, to [C]make a difference to [C#]the[(Dm)] days.
Instrumental:
Dm Em, Dm Bm (x3), Dm, B Bb A Ab
Coda:
[F] Baggy trousers, [Ab]baggy trousers, [Bb]baggy trousers.[B] [Bb] [A] [Ab]
[F] Baggy trousers, [Ab]baggy trousers, [Bb]baggy trousers.[B] [Bb] [A] [Ab]
(Repeat to Fade)
CHORD DIAGRAMS:
 
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[B] [Bb] [Ab] [F] [Bbm] [Fm] 
[EADGBE]799877 [EADGBE]688766 [EADGBE]466544 [EADGBE]133211 [EADGBE]688666 [EADGBE]133111
[C] [C#] [Dm] [Em] [Bm] [A] 
[EA]810[D]10[GBE]988 [EADGBE]x46664 [EADGBE]x57765 [EADGBE]x79987 [EADGBE]799777 [EADGBE]577655

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