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Irene Wilde - Ian Hunter Band Taken from the live album Welcome to the Club. It's a piano piece but transfers to acoustic nicely. Intro/Pre-chord: G C G Am Em When I was just sixteen I stood waiting for a dream F G C F At Barker Street Bus Station every night C G Am Em When I tried to get it on she just looked at me with scorn F G C F C My courage turned to fear and I took flight Am F G C For those looks they seemed to say you ainít nothin' go away Am F G C Youíre just some face in some crowd so I walked home and I vowed F C F C F C F I'm gonna be somebody someday C G Am Em Her name was Irene Wilde Oh such beauty for a child F G C F When she started dating boys I nearly died C G Am Em Well I could not barely stand seeing anyone hold her hand F G C F C I thought I'd have to crawl away and hide Am F G C In my mother's Sunday room Iíd compose so many tunes Am F G C They was all the same just a frame for the name and just to say F C F C C bridge I'm gonna be somebody someday Am F G C Wild was your name, I soon left that country town Am F Iíve been around, I've seen some things, G C Iíve seen some ups, I've seen some downs Am F G C Smile through your shock as you hear your name outloud Am F Iís that face in the crowd G C I didn't dig it I'm much too proud C F C F C F C G Am Em When I was just sixteen I stood waiting for that dream F G C F At Barker street bus station non-affair C G Am Em At the time it seemed so sad but it didn't turn out bad F G C F C if she hadn't turned me down I'd still be there Am F Well I think most folks agree G C A little put-down makes them see Am F they aint the chain they're just a link G C and thats why she made me think F C F F C F F C F C F C F C I'm gonna be somebody, be somebody, be somebody Ė someday Fade to end