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Swordfishtrombone  Tom Waits

[Intro] 
 
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||[Em]: /[Emadd9] /_/ [Em]/_/ / | /[B] /_/ /[B7]_/ / | /[B7] /_/ /[B]_/ / | [Em]/ [Emadd9]/_/ /_[Em]/ / :||[x2]
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||: [Am]/ /[A4]_/ [Am]/_/ / |[Em] / [Emadd9] /_/ /[Em]_/ / :||[x3]
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| [F#7]/ / [C7]/ / | [B7]/ / / / |
[Verse 1] 
Well, he came [Em]home [Emadd9]from the [Em]war with a pa[B]rty in his h[B7]ead,
And mo[B7]dified Bro[B]ugham De - V[Em]ille,[Emadd9] [Em]
And a [Em]pair of[Emadd9] legs that [Em]opened up like bu[B]tterfly w[B7]ings,
And a [B7]mad dog that wo[B]uldn't sit s[Em]till![Emadd9] [Em]
[Verse 2] 
Went and t[Am]ook up with a S[A4]al - v[Am]ation A[Em]rmy Band girl,[Emadd9] [Em]
Who played 'Dirty w[Am]ater' from a sword -f[A4]ish - [Am]trom - [Em]bone[Emadd9],[Em]
He went to s[Am]leep at the bot - [A4]tom [Am]of Ten - k[Em]iller Lake,[Emadd9] [Em]
And he said, "[F#7]Gee, but it's g[C7]reat to be h[B7]ome!"
[Verse 3] 
Well, he came h[Em]ome [Emadd9]from the [Em]war, with a p[B]arty in his head,[B7]
And an i[B7]dea for a fire[B]works dis - p[Em]lay,[Emadd9] [Em]
And he k[Em]new that [Emadd9]he'd be r[Em]eady with a sta[B]inless steel ma - c[B7]hete,
And a h[B7]alf a pint of Ba[B]llentine's each [Em]day![Emadd9] [Em]
[Verse 4] 
Then he h[Am]oled up in room [A4]a - b[Am]ove a ha[Em]rdware store,[Emadd9] [Em]
Crying no[Am]thing there, but Hol - [A4]ly - w[Am]ood t[Em]ears,[Emadd9] [Em]
And he [Am]put a spell on some p[A4]oor li[Am]ttle Cr[Em]utchfield girl[Emadd9],[Em]
And st[F#7]ayed like that for tw[C7]enty-seven y[B7]ears!
[Verse 5] 
He'd packed up [Em]all his expect - [Emadd9]ations,[Em]
He lit [B]out for Cali - f[B7]ornia,
With a [B7]flyswatter ba[B]njo on his knee,[Em] [Emadd9] [Em]
With 'Lucky [Em]Tiger' in his[Emadd9] angel h[Em]air,
And ben[B]zedrine for ge[B7]tting there,
They fo[B7]und him in a e[B]ucalyptus t[Em]ree![Emadd9] [Em]
[Verse 6] 
Lieutenant [Am]got him a cana - [A4]ry b[Am]ird,
And sk[Em]anked her head with eve[Emadd9] - ry w[Em]ord,
And Che[Am]sterfielded moon - [A4]beams [Am]in a s[Em]ong,[Emadd9] [Em]
And he got [Am]20 years for lovin' h[A4]er,
F[Am]rom some Ok[Em]lahoma Gover [Emadd9]- nor,[Em]
Said, ev[F#7]erything this do[C7]ughboy does is w[B7]rong!
[Verse 7] 
Now, some say he's d[Em]oing 'The o - [Emadd9]bitu - [Em]ary ma[B]mbo',[B7]
Now, s[B7]ome say he's ha[B]ngin' on the wall,[Em] [Emadd9] [Em]
Perhaps, this y[Em]arn's the only [Emadd9]thing...[Em]
...That ho[B]lds this man to - ge[B7]ther,
Some s[B7]ay that he was ne[B]ver here at a[Em]ll![Emadd9] [Em]
[Verse 8] 
S[Am]ome say they saw [A4]him d[Am]own in Bi[Em]rmingham,[Emadd9] [Em]
S[Am]leeping in a box - [A4]car g[Am]oing [Em]by,[Emadd9] [Em]
And [Am]if you think that you [A4]can t[Am]ell a b[Em]igger tale[Emadd9],[Em]
I s[F#7]wear to God, you'd h[C7]ave to tell a l[B7]ie!
[Coda] 
||[Em]: /[Emadd9] /_/ [Em]/_/ / | /[B] /_/ /[B7]_/ / | /[B7] /_/ /[B]_/ / |[Em] / [Emadd9] /_/ /[Em]_/ / :||[x2]
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||: [Am]/ /[A4]_/ [Am]/_/ / |[Em] / [Emadd9] /_/ /[Em]_/ / :||[x3]
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| [F#7]/ / [C7]/ / | [B7]/ / / / |[Emadd9] / ||

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