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Billy Liar Tab

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                             * THE DECEMBERISTS *
                     Album: Her Majesty the Decemberists
                               Song: Billy Liar

Standard Tuning: EADGBe

VERSE I
                     G                   Em
Billy Liar's got his hands in his pockets
                    A                         Em
Staring over at his neighbor's, knickers down.
A                          Em        A        D
He's got his knickers down.
                 G                Em
So the summer is eternity for you?
                       A                        Em
Sleeping in until your father's shaking you down
A                     Em        A
He's shaking you down.
        G
And the mailroom shift gets a real short shrift
       F#m                                                   Em
As you dole out the packages, no-one seems to want you around
A              Em    A
All skullking around.

CHORUS
D        Bm       D       Bm
Let your legs loll on the lino
D         F#m         Em        G    A
'Til your sinews spoil
D        Bm       D     Bm
Will you stay here for awhile, dear,
D        F#m  Em     G
'Til the radio plays something familiar?
      A
Plays something familiar.

SOLO I
                            G                Em
e---------5----7----8--9----10----7----5----7-----|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|

                            A                    Em
e---------5----7----8--9----10----7----5----7----0-|
B----8---------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

                    A                          Em
e----5----3----2----0----2/3----5----3----2----0---|
B--------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

                    A        D
e----5----3----2----0--|
B----------------------|
G----------------------|
D----------------------|
A----------------------|
E----------------------|

VERSE II (Same Chords)

All a-drifting, he's the nogood boyo
Sent a-fishing for a whalebone corset frame
(The only catch all day)

So he sits and lets the current take him
A gentle breeze will leave his pants in disarray
And at his ankles laid.

As he drifts to sleep with a moan and a weep
He is decked by a Japanese geisha with a garland of pearls
How she twists and twirls!

CHORUS (Same Chords and Words) *ADD
D        F#m  Em     G
'Til the radio plays something familiar
      A
Plays something familiar
      Em
Plays something familiar
      A
Plays something familiar

OUTRO
   Em                       A
e--3--3--2--2--0--0----0-----------------------------|
B--------------------3---3--2--2--3--3--4--4--5--5---|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

Em
Bah bah bah bah bah bah bah-da-dah
A
Bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah

REPEAT UNTIL FADE
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Gugnums wrote on August 27 2008, 11:44 pm

I think the solo is an octave off at parts.

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