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Waiting For The End Of The World Chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
 <9403270333.AA14124@flagstaff.Princeton.EDU>
From: phillip@phoenix.Princeton.EDU (Phillip Charles Saunders)
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 1994 22:33:44 EST
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To: jamesb@nevada.edu
Subject: c/costello.elvis/Waiting.For.The.End.Of.The.World.crd

WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
Elvis Costello

|G CF|G CF|G CF|G CF|

    G            C   F      G                C
The man from the television crawled into the train.
  F      G              C        F       G      CF
I wonder who he's gonna stick it in this time.
C            Bb      F     C           Bb
Ev'ryone was looking for a little entertainment,
F          G                 C         F         G            C
So they'll prob'bly pull his hands off when they find out his name.
    F         D                         F        C
And then they shut down the power all along the line,
           D                         F         C
And we got stuck in the tunnel where no lights shine.
             D                                 F           C
They got to touching all the girls who were too scared to call out.
D
Nobody was saying anything at all.
         G              C   F       G       CF
We were waiting for the end of the world.
G               C   F       G     CF
Waiting for the end of the world,
G               C   F       G
Waiting for the end of the world.
     Em          G
Dear Lord, I sincerely hope you're comin',

'Cause you really started something.

|G CF|G CF|G CF|G CF|

G                  C      F      G              C      F
Things got back to normal as the train began to roll again.
G               C       F     G             C     F|G CF|G CF|
We got to the station about twenty minutes later.
     C         Bb   F     C              Bb         F
The legendary hitchhiker says he knows where it's at.
G                C      F         G              C
Now he'd like to go to Spain, or somewhere like that,
F         D                      F         C
With his two-tone Bible and his funny cigarettes,
   D
His sun tan lotion and his castenets.
        G              C   F       G     CF
He was waiting for the end of the world,
G                C  F       G     CF
Waiting for the end of the world,
G               C   F       G
Waiting for the end of the world.
      Em         G
Dear Lord, I sincerely hope you're comin',

'Cause you really started something.

|G CF|G CF|G CF|G

C     F        G          C               F               G
And then the bride, the groom, the congregation and the priest
                   C               F               G
All got onto the train when we were three stations east, yeah.

|G CF|G CF|G CF|G CF|

C               Bb    F       C             Bb
Hiding from a scandal in the national press,
      F         G            C       F           G                 C     F
They had been trying to get married since they stole the wedding dress.
D                                   F              C
You may see them drowning as you stroll along the beach.
             D
But don't throw out the lifeline till they're clean out of reach.
G               C   F       G     CF
Waiting for the end of the world.
G               C   F       G     CF
Waiting for the end of the world.

(repeat)


--
Roy M. Randall, FG             |  I am not responsible for the above...
Inconsequential Systems, Inc.  |         SOCIETY IS TO BLAME!
zeroy@netcom.com               |
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