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Elvis Costello - Suit Of Lights Chords

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Suit Of Lights Chords

(Version #1)
Elvis Costello
C        G/B         F/A           C/G
While Nat King Cole sings "Welcome To My World"
F                C/E               Dm          E
You request some song you hate you sentimental fool
    Em                Am
And it's the force of habit
      Em
If it moves then you f**k it
      Am
If it doesn't move you stab it

      C         G/B        F/A           C/G
And I thought I heard "The Working Man's Blues"
F              C/E                 Dm         E7
He went out to work that night and wasted his breath
Em                  Am
Outside there was a public execution
Em                   Am
Inside he died a thousand deaths

         C          G/B        F/A       C/G
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
         C          G/B        F/A       C/G
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
         C          G/B        C/Bb      F/A
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
C/G                   G       C     G/B  F/A  C/G  F  C/E  Dm  C
And they put him in a suit of lights

       C    G/B   F/A   C/G
In the perforated first editions
           F   C/E      Dm        E
Where they advocate the hangman's noose
     Em                         Am
Then tell the sorry tale of the spent Princess
    Em                Am
Her uncouth escort looking down her dress

C          G/B      F/A           C/G
Anyway they say that she wears the trousers
    F           C/E            Dm
And learnt everything that she does
    E7              C   G/B    C/Bb     F  C/E
And doesn't know if she should tell him yes
   F/Eb    Gsus    Gsus  G
Or let him go

         C          G/B        F/A       C/G
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
         C          G/B        F/A       C/G
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
         C          G/B        C/Bb      F/A
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
C/G                   G         C
And they put him in a suit of lights


            G               F C/E G/D C     G             G
Well it's a dog's life in a rope leash or a diamond collar
     G                  F     C/E   G/D C
It's enough to make you think right now
    F               F
But you don't bother
    C        G/B         F/A     C/G
For goodness sake as you cry and shake
      F        C/E       Dm                E7
Let's keep you face down in the dirt where you belong
    C    G/B C/Bb    F   C/E  F/Eb    Gsus4
And think of all the pleasure that it brings
           Gsus4          G
Though you know that it's wrong

    G                          F C/E
And there's still life in your body
G/D C    G              G
But most of it's leaving
G                 F  C/E G/D C
Can't you give us all a break
      F                 F
Can't you stop breathing

      C         G/B        F/A           C/G
And I thought I heard "The Working Man's Blues"
F         C/E                 Dm        E
I went to work last night and wasted my breath
Em                       Am
Outside they're painting tar on somebody
Em               Am                              Gsus4 G
It's the closest to a work of art that they will ever be

         C      G/B            F/A       C/G
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
         C      G/B            F/A       C/G
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
         C      G/B            C/Bb      F/A
And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground
C/G                   G       C
And they put him in a suit of lights

repeat ...

C/G                   G       C     G/B  F/A  C/G  F  C/E  Dm  C
And they put him in a suit of lights

C     G/B  F/A  C/G  F  C/E  Dm  C
            
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