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For The Benefit Of Mankind

Neil Innes

Intro*:  Am


Am                              Dm    Dm/C  Dm/B
Ever since I was knee-high to a bandy dragonfly

Dm/A      E
I've been asking questions, "Why?"

                      Am
For the benefit of mankind

         E             Am
(For the benefit of mankind)


Am
I compared the monkey's tail

       Dm      Dm/C   Dm/B
to the flipper of the whale

Dm/A    E
and the Buddhist's fingernail

                      Am
For the benefit of mankind

         E             Am
(For the benefit of mankind)


Am
For the benefit of mankind

        Dm
For the benefit of mankind

        E
For the anthropological technicalogical benefit of

   Am
mankind

Instr*: Am


Am
I've seen pandas on the wing

          Dm    Dm/C   Dm/B
Heard the brontosaurus sing

Dm/A     E
And I've measured balls of string

                      Am
For the benefit of mankind

         E             Am
(For the benefit of mankind)

Am
I've untangled tambourines

     Dm     Dm/C Dm/B
Disinfected aubergines

Dm/A     E
Looped a loop in submarines

                      Am
For the benefit of mankind

         E             Am
(For the benefit of mankind)


Am
For the benefit of mankind

        Dm
For the benefit of mankind

        E
For the abracadabrical polysyllabical benefit of

   Am
mankind

Instr:  Am  C  G  Am  C  G  Am  A

A                          E
For the purely statistical theosophistical

G                D
characteristical man in the street

   F              C            B7             E
My proper reality universality fundamentality cannot

be beat!

     B7             E
(his fundamentality cannot be beat)

   B7             E
My fundamentality cannot be beat!

     B7             E
(his fundamentality cannot be beat!)

        Am
For the benefit of mankind

        Dm
For the benefit of mankind

        E
For the simply omnivorous wholly vociferous benefit of

   Am
mankind

Am
For the benefit of mankind

        Dm
For the benefit of mankind

        E
For the anthropological technicalogical


abracadabrical polysyllabical

                                                 Am
simply omnivorous holy vociferous! benefit of mankind


HEY!


NB:
For the sections with Dm and a bass note
(eg. Dm/C, which is Dm with a C bass), Dm can be
played without the bass note all the way through.

"*" = impressive Andy Roberts guitar solo!
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