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House Of Fun Chords

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...HOUSE OF FUN... by Madness
------------------...........

*Released 1982*


Intro:

D  Am (x3), B  A#

Verse 1:

     D                   Am
Good morning Miss, can I help you son?
    D               Am
Six-teen today, and up for fun.
      F7
I'm a big boy now, or so they say,
   E7                                 D  Am
So if you'll serve, I'll be on my way.

Verse 2:

    D                     Am
Box of balloons, with the feather-light touch,
        D                       Am
Pack of party-poppers, that pop in the night.
  F7
A toothbrush and hairspray, plastic grin,
     E7
Miss Clay on all corners, has just walked in.

Chorus 1:

Em              C7       Em            B7
 Welcome to the House of Fun, now I've come of age,
Em              C7       Em  B7
 Welcome to the House of Fun.

F#m             D7     F#m               C#7
 Welcome to the lion's den; temptation's on his way.

Em              C7    B7
 Welcome to the House of...

Interlude:

D  Am (x2)

Verse 3:

(Am)         D                    Am
 N-n-n-n-n-n-no, no miss; you mis-understood,
    D                           Am
Six-teen big boy, full pint, in my manhood.
    F7
I'm up to date, and the date's today,
   E7
So if you'll serve, I'll be on my way.

Chorus 2:

F#m             D7       F#m           C#7
 Welcome to the House of Fun, now I've come of age,
F#m             D7       F#m  C#7
 Welcome to the House of Fun.

F#m             D7     F#m               C#7
 Welcome to the lion's den; temptation's on his way.

Em              C7    B7
 Welcome to the House of...

Interlude:

D  Am (x2), B  A#

Middle 8:

A                   D#
 I'm sorry son, but we don't stock,
A                F#m
 Party gimmicks, in this shop.
Bm                          G
 Try the House of Fun; it's quicker if you run;
                           A    A7
This is a chemist's, not a Joke Shop!

Verse 4:

D                   Am
 Party hats, simple enough, clear,
       D                         Am
Compre-hende? Savvy? Understand? Do you hear?
          D                    Am
A pack of party hats, with the coloured tips,
D                   Am
 Too late; Gorgon's heard gossip.
     F7                               E7
Well hello Joe, hello Miss Clay; many happy returns from the day.

Chorus 3:

Em              C7       Em            B7
 Welcome to the House of Fun, now I've come of age,
Em              C7       Em  B7
 Welcome to the House of Fun.

F#m             D7     F#m               C#7
 Welcome to the lion's den; temptation's on his way.

F#m             D7       F#m  B7
 Welcome to the House of Fun.

Chorus 4:

Em              C7       Em            B7
 Welcome to the House of Fun, now I've come of age,
Em              C7       Em  B7
 Welcome to the House of Fun.

F#m             D7     F#m               C#7
 Welcome to the lion's den; temptation's on his way.

F#m             D7       F#m  C#7
 Welcome to the House of Fun.

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   D       Am      B       A#      F7      E7      Em      C7      B7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x57775  577555  799877  688766  131211  020100  022000  x32310  021202

   F#m     D7      C#7     A       D#      Bm      G       A7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 244222  x57575  x46464  577655  x68886  x24432  355433  575655


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2004 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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OliverWashburn wrote on October 11 2007, 12:19 am

Pretty much perfect.

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zurich lobby wrote on January 24 2009, 09:39 am

Hi, Im listening to House Of Fun from the Divine Madness greatest hits c.d. in this one the second chorus, the one before the bridge is shorter than the other ones and starts in F#m, apart from that everything else cool, thanks (best song ever about buying johnnies, he he!!!)
Chorus 2
F#m D7 F#m
Welcome to the House of Fun,
C#7
Now I've come of age,

F#m D7 F#m
Welcome to the lion's den;
C#7
Temptation's on his way.

Em C7 B7
Welcome to the House of...

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DiddyD wrote on February 5 2013, 02:15 pm

Good job, Joel

Just a couple of minor suggestions, all the Am's sound closer with C in the bass, and in the break I think a D#dim sounds closer to me than a D# major.

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