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Im A Cuckoo chords

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I'm A Cuckoo
Belle & Sebastian
Tabbed by Petey Sykes

This is an alteration of the previous version on here, which was great but a few chords 
wrong. This should work better. It's easier to play if you tune down a semitone (see 
at the bottom). Hope you enjoy :-)


[Intro]

F# B F# B F# C# B F#


[Verse 1]

F#
I'm glad to see you
B
I had a funny dream
        A#m        G#m
You were wearing funny shoes
        A#m        G#m
You were going to a dance
        A#m                             B      A#m    C#   C#sus4  C#
You were dressed like a punk but you were too young to remember

F#
Glad to see you
B
I'm outside the house
        A#m           G#m
I'm not thinking right today
     A#m              G#m
I've got no energy
        A#m        B          A#m
I'm glad that you were waiting with me
C#
Tell me all about your day


[Refrain]

D#m             C#
Breaking off is misery
        B            F#
I see a wilderness for you and me
     B          A#m
Punctuated by philosophy
       C#                                 B
I’m wondering how things could've been


[Verse 2]

F#
I'm happy for you
B
You've made it hard for me
        A#m          G#m
I counted on your company
        A#m             G#m
You were staying with your friends tonight
        A#m        B
I'm feeling sorry for myself
          A#m   C#
I keep taking everything to be to be a sign

F#
I'm happy for you
B
Now I know this hurt is poison
A#m           G#m
Too sharp to be bled
A#m             G#m
I'm sitting on my empty bed
        A#m
On my empty bed
   B       A#m C#
At night the fever grows it's pounding pounding


[Refrain]

D#m            C#
I'd rather be in Tokyo
        B          F#
Id rather listen to Thin Lizzy-oh
        B               A#m
Watch the Sunday gang in Harajuku
        C#              B              F#
There's something wrong with me, I'm a cuckoo


[Instrumental]

F# B F# B F# C# B (x2)


[Verse 3]

F#           B
Scary moment, lovin' every moment
     A#m                        G#m
I was high from playing shows
        A#m             G#m
We lost a singer to her clothes
    A#m                 G#m
My trouble raised its ugly head
        A#m
I was revealed
        B
And I was home in bed
A#m     C#
I was a kid again

F#              B
Jesus told me, go after every coin
        A#m              G#m
Like it was the last in the world
        A#m             G#m
And protect the wayward child
        A#m
But I'm a little lost sheep
        B
I need my Bo peep
                A#m             C#
I know I need my Shepherd here tonight


[Refrain]

D#m             C#
Breaking off is misery
        B            F#
I see a wilderness for you and me
     B          A#m
Punctuated by philosophy
        C#              B         F#
And a wondering how things could've been


[Middle 8] 

B  G#  C#  A#  D#m  G# 
C#


[Verse 4]

F#
I’d like to see you
B
But really I should stay away
   A#m          G#m
And let you settle down
        A#m             G#m
I've got no claims to your crown
        A#m
I was the boss of you
        B
And I loved you
        A#m
You know I loved you
C#
It's all over now


F#              B
I was there for you
When you were lonely
        A#m             G#m
I was there when you were sad
        A#m             G#m
I was there when you were bad
        A#m
Now it's my time of need
           B            A#m    C#
I’m thinking, do I have to plead to get you by my side?


[Refrain]

D#m             C#
I'd rather be in Tokyo
        B          F#
Id rather listen to Thin Lizzy-oh
        B               A#m
Watch the Sunday gang in Harajuku
        C#              B
There's something wrong with me, I'm a cuckoo


[Outro]

F# B F# B F# C# B (x2)

End on F#


Tip: for ease of playing, tune down one semitone and play as follows:
        Intro: G C G C G D C G
        Verse: G C Bm Am  Bm Am  
C Bm D
        Chorus: Em D C G C Bm D C
        Mid 8: C A D B Em A D

            
            
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powercosmic 10 Sep 02, 2010 08:56 AM

Thanks to whoever posted this. Also wanted to say how great the 'Transpose song' function is. bit easier to play this song in G major - thanks UG!

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Drevenant 214 Aug 23, 2011 04:12 AM

Ha. I just noticed that the chord progression for "Breaking off is misery, I see a wilderness for you and me" is the same chord progression throughout Thin Lizzy's "Dancin' in the Moonlight", just a half-step lower.

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jobohobolyons 15 Mar 16, 2013 10:33 AM

I'll tell you who else is a focking cuckoo

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