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Calling America  Electric Light Orchestra

Subject: CRD: 'Calling America' by Electric Light Orchestra
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 07:41:30 -0500
Calling America
Electric Light Orchestra
from "Balance of Power"
Transcribed by Chris Gaasch
Verse:
Somebody [D]told her that there was a [A]place like heaven=20
[Bm]Across the water on a [G]seven-fortyseven=20
[D]Yeah, we're living[Bm] in a [A]modern [D]world.[Bm] [A]
[D]And pretty soon she's really [A]got the notion=20
Of [Bm]flying out across the [G]big blue ocean=20
[D]Yeah, we're living[Bm] in a [A]modern [D]wo[(D-Bm-G-A)]rld.
Pre-Chorus:
[F#]Talk is cheap on [Bm]satellite=20
But [G]all I get is [Em]sta[C]tic=20
[F#]Infor[Bm]mation, [F#]I'm still [Bm]here=20
Re-[G]dial on auto[A]matic.
Chorus:=20
Calling Am[D]erica (can't get a me[G]ssage through)=20
Calling Am[D]erica (that's what she sa[A]id to do)=20
Calling Am[D]erica (that's where she ha[G]s to be)=20
Calling Am[D]erica (she left a nu[A]mber for me)=20
Calling Am[A]erica.
Verse:
But I'm just talking to a satellite=20
Twenty thousand miles up in the sky each night=20
Yeah, we're living in a modern world.
All I had to do was pick up the phone=20
I'm out in space, trying to talk to someone=20
[D]Yeah, we're living[Bm] in a [A]modern [D]worl[(D-C#m)]d.
Pre-Chorus:
She left a number I could call=20
But no one's there, no one at all=20
There must be something going wrong=20
That number just rings on and on.
Chorus:=20
Calling America (can't get a message through)=20
Calling America (that's what she said to do)=20
Calling America (that's where she has to be)=20
Calling America (she left a number for me)=20
Calling America.
Solo (over verse chords):
 
 e|-----------|-----------|-----------|--------|-----------|---------|------=
 ---|-----------------------------------------------------------------------=
 B|-----------|-----------|-----------|--------|-----------|---------|------=
 ---|-----------------------------------------------------------------------=
 G|-2---0-----|-----------|-----------|--------|-2---0-----|---------|------=
 ---|-----------------------------------------------------------------------=
 D|--------4--|-2---4--2--|-0-2-4-----|--------|--------4--|-0---0---|-0----=
 ---|-----------------------------------------------------------------------=
 A|-----------|-----------|--------2--|-2------|-----------|---------|------=
 ---|-----------------------------------------------------------------------=
 E|-----------|-----------|-----------|--------|-----------|---------|------=
 ---|-----------------------------------------------------------------------=

Verse:
Said she'd call when she'd been gone a while=20
Guess she's missing me across the miles=20
Yeah, we're living in a modern world.
Chorus:=20
Calling America (can't get a message through)=20
Calling America (that's what she said to do)=20
Calling America (that's where she has to be)=20
Calling America (she left a number for me)=20
Calling America.
Calling America, Calling America=20
Calling America, Calling America...

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