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Ian Dury And The Blockheads, What A Waste Chords (ver.1)

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What A Waste Chords (ver.1)

Ian Dury And The Blockheads Tabs
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                7th Jan 2013

Tuning: Standard

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  Dm7            Eb7            Dm7            Eb7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

Dm7
 I could be the driver, an articulated lorry,
Eb7
 I could be a poet, I wouldn't need to worry,
Dm7                     
 I could be the teacher in a classroom full of scholars,
Eb7
 I could be the Sergeant in a Squadron full of wallahs!
         F            Eb7            F            G
What a waste! What a waste! What a waste! What a waste!

            C                                   
Because I chose to play the fool in a six - piece band,
 A7
First night nerves every one - night stand,
Dm7
 I should be glad...to be so inclined!
        Eb7            Eb7               G     G     C
What a waste!  What a waste!   Rock 'n' Roll don't mind! (Schtum!)
         ^              ^                ^     ^     ^

   Dm7           Eb7            Dm7            Eb7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

Dm7
 I could be a lawyer, with stratagems and ruses,
Eb7
 I could be a doctor, with poultices and bruises,
Dm7                     
 I could be writer with a growing reputation,
Eb7
 I could be the ticket man at Fulham railway station!
         F            Eb7            F            G
What a waste! What a waste! What a waste! What a waste!

            C                                   
Because I chose to play the fool in a six - piece band,
 A7
First night nerves every one - night stand,
Dm7
 I should be glad to be so inclined!
        Eb7            Eb7               G     G     C
What a waste!  What a waste!   Rock 'n' Roll don't mind!
         ^              ^                ^     ^     ^

  F#m                           G#m            Bbm
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

  Bbm  Bm Cm             Cm Bm Bbm   Dm7            Eb7
|  /   /__/  /  /  |  /__/   /__/  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |
   ^   ^  ^
 
Dm7
 I could be the catalyst that sparks a revolution,
Eb7
 I could be an inmate in a long -term institution,
Dm7                     
 I could lead to wild extremes, I could do or die,
Eb7
 I could yawn, and be withdrawn, and watch them gallop by!
         F            Eb7            F            G
What a waste! What a waste! What a waste! What a waste!


            C                                   
Because I chose to play the fool in a six - piece band,
 A7
First night nerves every one - night stand,
Dm7                                           Eb7            Eb7
 I should be glad to be so inclined!  What a waste!  What a waste!
                                               ^              ^
          G     G     C
Rock 'n' Roll don't mind!  Ah------------------!
          ^     ^  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

   A7                           Dm7
   Ah-----------------------!    Ah------------------------!
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

         Eb7             Eb7
( What a waste!  What a waste!)
          ^               ^

G   G    C                                   
^   ^  Chose to play the fool in a six - piece band,
 A7
First night nerves every one - night stand,
Dm7
 I should be glad to be so inclined!
        Eb7            Eb7               G     G     C
What a waste!  What a waste!   Rock 'n' Roll don't mind!
         ^              ^                ^     ^     ^
        Eb7            Eb7               G     G     C
What a waste!  What a waste!   Rock 'n' Roll don't mind!
         ^              ^                ^     ^     ^

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Dm7  =  xx0211    C    =  x32010   Bbm =  x13321
Eb7  =  x11323    A7   =  000000   Bm  =  x24432   
F    =  133211    F#m  =  244222   Cm  =  x35543
G    =  355433    G#m  =  466444
            
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