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The Night The Pugilist Learned How To Dance Tabs

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Sting
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                INTRO (play slowly, for effect)
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                                                                      In the
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VERSE
 
 streets    around    here there was   nobody     tougher           than 
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   me                                                                  I was
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    quick with me fists            and  fast     with me        footwork
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  as you can plainly see                                             but while
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   fighting        was useful             for getting      your way  'mong  the
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   toughs of the town                   where you could hold sway.   There 
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  had to  be      something  better        than this.                  I was 
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   fifteen years old      and had          never been kissed              Well
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 of course she'd     ignore me            her friends    would all sneer at me
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 bloody   nose dripping            and     me     cauliflower    ear
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   For it's    hard to convince                in a romantic pose,
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     With a lovely black eye       and a broken nose,
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    Where a girl is    attracted                 to skills more refined,
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     Than the pugilist's art,                    and so I inclined,
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    To take meself serious                        as a modern romancer,
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   And I secretly learnt                          all the moves of a dancer.
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   Ye swing to the left,                        ye swing to the right,
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   Keep your eyes on your partner,              more or less like a fight,
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   Ye just follow the rhythm,        and ye keep to        the beat,   The
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  important thing's never to            look at            your feet,   Then a
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  miracle happens,                         your mind's in a trance,
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   Though the strategy's subtle,               retreat and advance,
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(Read closely: Chords change faster here. Even Sting messes up the lyrics in the video) 
   It's all about  attitude                 all in your stance
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    Attention to detail       Leaving      nothing to      chance
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   Which explains    how this pugilist   finally learned how to 
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     dance
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