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The Pretenders  Joe Purdy

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The Pretenders
By Joe Purdy (
From the album You Can Tell Georgia
Tabbed by Kevin (
Check out the Unofficial Joe Purdy Transcription site at
(Works best with capo III and appropriate adjustments)
Standard tuning
[Eb]Sally wake up you don't have to pretend anymor[Ab]e
[Bb]'Cause while you were sleeping I drove us to someplace the weather will always be warm[Eb]
[Eb]We can go outside and bury our faces in the sun[Ab]
There's [Bb]no need to worry 'cause no one will ask us where it is that we came fro[Eb]m
We can [Ab]walk on Main[Eb] Street, d[Ab]ance in these honky tonk [Bb]bars
[Ab]No one will[Bb] know who we a[Eb]re
[Ab] [Eb] [Ab]  
[Eb]Well you like the water so much you could be a fis[Ab]h
[Bb]We're right by the ocean so you can go dipping any old time that you wi[Eb]sh
[Eb]We'll watch the sunset, make love in the old lifeguard stan[Ab]d
[Bb]When the setting is done and we've lost the sun we will nap on a blanket upsta[Eb]irs
We can [Ab]walk on wa[Eb]ter, dan[Ab]ce in the light of the mo[Bb]on
[Ab]Honey, just [Bb]me and you[Eb]
[Ab] [Eb] [Ab]  
[Eb]We'll wake to a restaurant with fancy napkins and plate[Ab]s
[Bb]We'll watch the old man as he walks to the big white piano and sits down and play[Eb]s
[Eb]The maitre d' calls me lucky as he pours our win[Ab]e
[Bb]What a beautiful girl and I know in this world that the good ones are so hard to fin[Eb]d
We can [Ab]walk on red c[Eb]arpet, d[Ab]ance to our favorite s[Bb]ongs
[Ab]We can stay a[Bb]ll night long[Eb]
[Ab] [Eb] [Ab]  
[Eb]Sally wake up, you don't have to pretend any mo[Ab]re
[Bb]'Cause while you were sleeping I drove us to someplace the weather will always be warm[Eb]

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