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Be Prepared  Tom Lehrer

Be Prepared By: Tom Lehrer
[G]Be prepared, that's the Boy Scouts m[C]arching song
Be prepared, as through life you march a[G7]long
Be prepared[C] to hold your liquor fairly[E7] well[A7]
Don't write naughty [D7]words on walls if you can't spell[G7]
[C]Be prepared to hide that pack of cigarettes
Don't make book -- if you cannot cover be[G7]ts
Keep those reefers [C]hidden where you're su[C7]re they will not be found[F] [C7] [F]
[Cm]And be car[D]eful not to smoke th[A7/D]em when the sco[D7]utmaster's around[G] [D7] [G]
[G7]For he on[C]ly will insist tha[F]t they be sh[D7]ared[Fm6]
[G7]Be prepar[C]ed[F] [C] [F] [C] [G7]
[G]Be prepared,
That's the Boy-Sc[G7]outs' solemn creed
Be prepared...
And be clean in word and d[G7]eed!
[C]Don't solicit for your sister[E7], that's not nice...[A7]
[D7]Unless you get a good percentage of her price![G7]
[C]Be prepared,
And be careful not to do your good [C]deed;
When there's no-one watc[G7]hing you
[C]And you're looking for adventur[C7]e of a new and diffe[F]rent kind..[C7].[F]
[Cm]And you co[D]me across a Girl-Sco[A7/D]ut who is si[D7]milarly in[G]clin[D7]ed[G]
[G7]Don't be ne[C]rvous; don't [F]be fluster[D7]ed; don't be scared[Fm6]
[G7]Be prepar[C]ed![F] [C] [F] [C] [G7]
Hmmmm... try converting to Times New Roman (10) for the first verse and Arial
(10) for the rest of them to put the chords in the right place (I think!)
Since someone was kind enough to respond to my request for Tom Lehrer songs even
though my request was on an inappropriate site, I thought the least I could do in
return is to post them here.
I should perhaps say that as this song was originally written for piano it may not
really transpose very well onto guitar... as is in fact suggested by my own
primitive preliminary attempts at a guitar-accompanied rendition, which were
not entirely encouraging... But you may be a better guitarist than me, so
here it is anyway! Good luck!

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