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Belle And Sebastian - A Century Of Elvis Chords

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A Century Of Elvis Chords

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Belle And Sebastian
[Intro]
 
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[Verse]
 
D                                  A                                 G
We were sitting in the living room on the sofa, the wrong way round, looking out the window
D                                 G                                 D
It was quiet, and then in the car park across the road we saw Elvis:
                         A
"Look, there beside the postman's van"
           N.C.
And he was walking round the postman's van
D
Looking in the open door
A             G                                          D
    He looked as if he was thinking about getting in but then the postman came back
G
 And he swaggered off
D                                    A
Walked past the window and down the stairs
                                                                    N.C.
And then at the bottom of the stairs right by the caretaker's office
N.C.
He started licking the pavement
D                                       G
      Every night now since we moved in that new house
            D                                G
There's this noise outside the door at just about
           D
Half seven or eight o'clock every night
A
  And if we go and look outside the door
                           D                     A
Elvis'll be standing there waiting to be let in
G                                       D
    And then he wanders into the living room
                   G
Maybe sits down on one of the chairs
        D
Or even lies down on the floor
A                                                                            Bm
  He doesn't say much, he just stays there for an hour or two, watching the TV
Bm
We talk to him a bit (aaaaah)
                    G
And then around ten o'clock (aaaaah)
                                       D                    A
he'll go away again and not come back until the next night (aaaaah)
Bm
  There's a lot of lanes and stuff around here, around the house (aaaaah)
G                                                                           D
  Although it's right in the middle of the city it seems quite like the country - it's dead hidden (aaaaah)
                                A
Safe I suppose, made for night living (aaaaah)
A
There's a lot of squirrels and birds
A
And Stuart says he's seen about nine foxes there
                          G
When he's jumped over the fence on his way to Byres Road
D
Sometimes you can go out walking
                                         A
And when you've been out for a wee while even you don't know where you are anymore
A
So it would be pretty hard for anyone else to find you
                   G                                                                    D
I suppose that's - that's why he spends so much time there that's why he's come to live there
D
Or maybe it's just the squirrels
D                                                           N.C.
I read about somewhere that he likes squirrels quite a lot
D               A                                          G
  There's these two videos that we got for wedding presents
                      D
Called the e-files, e-files one and e-files two
G                   D
 About how Elvis is supposed to be still alive
A
  And one time when he came round we were watching one of those
D                                             A
But he didn't say anything he just sat on the armchair
          G                                  D
He was playing with his collar a bit, and we watched it right through
                          G                                      D                             A
And then when it finished he just got up and walked off into the mist and didn't say anything
                            Bm
The first few times he came round I didn't speak to him at all (aaaaah)
G
    I wasn't really sure what to say (aaaaah)
                       D
And Karen spoke to him quite a lot - she seemed to know what to do more than I do (aaaaah)
       A
He had quite a strange manner though, he'd go into your stuff (aaaaah)
         Bm                                                                   G
and look through it, then he'd maybe pick something up and play with it for a wee while
G
But he'd never make any comment about any of it
D
Seemed pretty rude to me
                        G
I just watched whatever Karen did, and listened to how she talked to him and then
  D
After a while I started to copy that
                   G
And tell him a few things
                                                       D
Not really bothered about whether he responded or said anything back or not
  G
I think the first time I spoke to him we were sitting up on the mezzanine
D
  And I said that I would tell him about me and wee Karen
G
And how it was that we'd come to be living there
                      D
I thought he probably liked the fact that we were living there because he came round so much
      G
so, I thought he might want to know how it was that it came about
D
  We did it all over backwards, I told him (aaaaah)
G
First of all we got to know each other and then a while after that we met (aaaaah)
D                                                             G
   And when we'd known each other for bout seven years we decided to have an anniversary (aaaaah)
G
And that went quite well (aaaaah)
D
  So after the anniversary we had a honeymoon (aaaaah)
G
  And that went well too (aaaaah)
                                              D
So after that we decided that we would get married (aaaaah)
D                                  G
That's why we're living there now (aaaaah)
D
   I used to think my dad was Elvis (aaaaah)
G                                                                 D        G        D
But I haven't told him that yet. I haven't told my dad either... (aaaaah)
            
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