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INDUSTRIAL DISEASE   (Dire Straits)
(ex "Love over Gold" album - 1982)

}A     | (rubato)
|A     |D     |E     |G     |D     |C Bm,Am|A    |      |
|A     |D     |E     |G     |D     |C Bm,Am|A    |      |
|A     |D     |E     |G     |D     |C Bm,Am|A    |      |
|A     |D     |E     |G     |D     |C Bm,Am|A    |      |

    A
Now warning lights are flashing down in quality control.
(A)
Somebody threw a spanner (and) they threw it in the hole.
(A)
There's rumours in the Loading Bay and anger in the town.
(A)
Somebody blew the whistle and the walls came down.
          D                        
There's a meeting in the boardroom,
                            C, Bm
they're trying to trace the smell.
          A
There's a leaking in the washroom,
                        D
there's a sneak in Personnel.
E
Somewhere in the corridor someone was heard to sneeze.
A
Goodness me, could this be Industrial Disease?

    A
The caretaker was crucified for sleeping at his post.
(A)
For refusing to be pacified it's him they blame the most.
(A)
(the) Watchdog's got rabies, the foreman's got the fleas,
(A)
And everyone concerned about Industrial Disease.
        D
There's panic on the switchboard,
           C, Bm
tongues in knots.
     A
Some come out in sympathy, some come out in spots.
E
Some blame the management 'n some the employees.
A
Everybody knows it's the Industrial Disease.

|A     |D     |E     |G     |D     |C Bm,Am|A    |      |

              A
Yeah, now the workforce is disgusted, downs tools, walks.
(A)
Innocence is injured; experience just talks.
(A)
Everyone seeks damages and everyone agrees
(A)
That these are classic symptoms of a monetary squeeze.
   D
On ITV and BBC
                    C, Bm
they talk about the curse.
   A
Philosophy is useless, theology is worse.
E
History, boils over, there's an economics freeze;
A
Sociologists invent words that mean "Ind-

|A     |D     |E     |G     |D     |C Bm,Am|A    |      |
 -ustrial   Disease"

       A 
Doctor Parkinson declared "I'm not surprised to see you here.
(A)
You've got smoker's cough from smoking, brewer's droop from drinking beer.
(A)
I dunno how you came to get the Bette Davis knees,
(A)
but worst of all young man you've got Industrial Disease"
   D
He wrote me a prescription, he said
         C, Bm
"You are depressed,
    A
but I'm glad you came to see me to get this off your chest.
E
Come back and see me later: (DING!) next patient please!
A
Send in another victim of Industrial Disease."

|A     |D     |E     |G     |D     |C Bm,Am|A    |      |

     A
I go down to Speaker's Corner. I'm a-thunderstruck.
(A)
They've got free speech tourists, police in trucks.
(A)
Two men say they're Jesus - one of them must be wrong.
(A)
There's a protest singer, he's singin' a protest song - he says
      D
"They wanna have a war 
                   C, Bm
to keep their factories.
     A
They wanna have a war to keep us on our knees.
E
They wanna have a war to stop us buying Japanese.
A
They wanna have a war to stop Industrial Disease!

A
They're pointing out the enemy to keep you deaf and blind.
(A)
They wanna sap your energy, incarcerate your mind.
(A)
They give you "Rule Britannia", gassy beer, Page Three,
(A)
two weeks in Espana and a Sunday striptease.
    D
Meanwhile the first Jesus says 
              C, Bm
"I'll cure it soon,
 A
abolish Monday mornings and Friday afternoons."
E
The other one's out on hunger strike he's dying by degrees.
A
How come Jesus gets Industrial Disease?

|A     |D     |E     |G     |D     |C Bm,Am|A    |      |
|A     |D     |E     |G     |D     |C Bm,Am|A    |      |
|A     |D     |E     |G     |D     |C Bm,Am|A    |      |
|A     |D     |E     |G     |D     |C Bm,Am|A    |      |
|A     |D     |E     |G     |D     |C Bm,Am|A    |      |
More A chord to go out with effects...

:Charted by Bustopher the Busker - bustopher@bigpond.com
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