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Foreign Affair  Tom Waits

Album Foreign Affairs (1977)
 Intro :C -Am7-Dm7-G7 / C -Am7-Dm7-G7-C

when tra[C]veling abroad[Am7] in the continen[Dm7]tal style[G7]
it's my belief[C] one must attempt to [Dm7]be discreet[G7] [C-Am7-Dm7-G7]
and subs[C]equently bear in [Am7]mind your transient pos[Dm7]ition[G7]
allow[C]s you a perspectiv[Dm7]e that's unique [G7] [Am7]
and though you'll find [Dm7]your itinerar[G7]y's a blessing[C] and a curse[Am7]
your wan[Dm7]derlust won't let yo[G7]u settle down[C] [Am7]
and you'll wonde[Dm7]r how you ever fath[G7]omed that you'd be conten[C]t[Am7]
to stay withi[Dm7]n the city limits of a small m[G7]idwestern town
most vagabonds[C] i knowed[Am7] don't ever want to fi[Dm7]nd the culprit[G7]
that remain[C]s the object of their [Am7]long relentless q[Dm7]uest[G7]
the obses[Am7]sion's in the chas[Am7]ing and not th[Dm7]e apprehending[G7]
the pursuit[C] you see and never the[Dm7] arrest [G7] [C-Am7-Dm7-G7]
without fea[E7]r of contradiction "bon voyage" is al[Am7]ways hollered[D7]
in conjun[Dm7]ction with a handk[G7]erchief from shore[C] [Am7]
[E7]by a girl that drives a rambler and furthermor[Am7]e
is [D7]overly concern[Dm7]ed that she won't see him anymore[G7]
planes and trains and boat[C]s and buses[Am7]
characteris[Dm7]ticall[G7]y ev[C]oke a common attitude[Am7] of blue[Dm7] [G7-E7]
unl[Am7]ess you have a suitca[Am7]se and a ticket a[Dm7]nd a passport[G7]
and the carg[C]o that they're carrying [Dm7]is you[G7] [C-Am7-Dm7-G7]
a foreign affai[C]r [Am7]juxtapo[Dm7]sed with a states[G7]ide
and domest[C]ically approved romantic fancy[Dm7] [G7]
is myst[Am7]eriously at[Am7]tractive due to ci[Dm7]rcumstances knowing[G7]
it will o[C]nly be parlaye[Am7]d into a memo[Dm7-G7-C]ry

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