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Billy Liar  The Decemberists

* THE DECEMBERISTS *
Album: Her Majesty the Decemberists
Song: Billy Liar
Standard Tuning: EADGBe
VERSE I
Billy Liar's got his [G]hands in his pockets[Em]
Staring over at his [A]neighbor's, knickers down.[Em]
[A]He's got his knickers down.[Em] [A] [D]
So the summer is [G]eternity for you?[Em]
Sleeping in until your [A]father's shaking you down[Em]
[A]He's shaking you down.[Em] [A]
And the [G]mailroom shift gets a real short shrift
As you [F#m]dole out the packages, no-one seems to want you around[Em]
[A]All skullking a[Em]round.[A]
CHORUS
[D]Let your [Bm]legs loll[D] on the [Bm]lino
[D]'Til your [F#m]sinews spoil[Em] [G] [A]
[D]Will you [Bm]stay here[D] for a[Bm]while, dear,
[D]'Til the [F#m]radio[Em] plays [G]something familiar?
Plays [A]something familiar.
SOLO I
[G] [Em]  
 
 e---------5----7----8--9----10----7----5----7-----|
 B-------------------------------------------------|
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 A-------------------------------------------------|
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[A] [Em]  
 
 e---------5----7----8--9----10----7----5----7----0-|
 B----8---------------------------------------------|
 G--------------------------------------------------|
 D--------------------------------------------------|
 A--------------------------------------------------|
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[A] [Em]  
 
 e----5----3----2----0----2/3----5----3----2----0---|
 B--------------------------------------------------|
 G--------------------------------------------------|
 D--------------------------------------------------|
 A--------------------------------------------------|
 E--------------------------------------------------|

[A] [D]  
 
 e----5----3----2----0--|
 B----------------------|
 G----------------------|
 D----------------------|
 A----------------------|
 E----------------------|

VERSE II (Same Chords)
All a-drifting, he's the nogood boyo
Sent a-fishing for a whalebone corset frame
(The only catch all day)
So he sits and lets the current take him
A gentle breeze will leave his pants in disarray
And at his ankles laid.
As he drifts to sleep with a moan and a weep
He is decked by a Japanese geisha with a garland of pearls
How she twists and twirls!
CHORUS (Same Chords and Words) *ADD
[D]'Til the [F#m]radio[Em] plays [G]something familiar
Plays [A]something familiar
Plays [Em]something familiar
Plays [A]something familiar
OUTRO
[Em] [A]  
 
 e--3--3--2--2--0--0----0-----------------------------|
 B--------------------3---3--2--2--3--3--4--4--5--5---|
 G----------------------------------------------------|
 D----------------------------------------------------|
 A----------------------------------------------------|
 E----------------------------------------------------|

[Em]Bah bah bah bah bah bah bah-da-dah
[A]Bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah
REPEAT UNTIL FADE

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