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Respectable ukulele

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Don McLean
Respectable                transcribed by Alex Ceserani


	 Em		   G		  C			 D	
Ah, it aint so easy is it? you almost lost your place.
        G                    Am                  C                  D
And perhaps youre wondering how youre going to cope with your disgrace.
G                   Am                        C                  D
Well your wealth is well established and your friends were never few,
   (hold D)  							   G
And all the things they told you of youre finding to be true.
        Am						   C            D
Well if truth can free the guilty while the innocent must die,
          G      (Am)       C         D      G
Then I respect, respect, respect the coldest lie.



	 Em		    G		           C		 D	
And you talk of human justice while you drive on fancy wheels.
        G                  Am            C               D
And you push them to their limit just to see how nice it feels.
        G              Am              C               D
Well it doesnt really matter if shes living or shes dead,
   (hold D)  							      G
You just drive away forgetting that your bumpers dipped in red.
        Am						   C              D
Well if thats the kind of justice that our hall of justice claims,
           G      (Am)      C        D      G
Then I respect, respect, respect old jesse james.



	   Em		      G		        C		     D	
And most cordially they caught you and they asked you to obey.
          G             Am               C                  D
And they threw you into prison, just in case you could not pay.
           G             Am             C              D
Well King Arthur jousted Lancelot, who stole away his wife;
   (hold D)  								  G
And your lawyers jousted with the court to save your precious life.
        Am					       C             D
Well if living is what matters though you lie with every breath,
          G      (Am)        C         D      G
Then I respect, respect, the ones we put to death.




	   Em		         G		  C			 D	
And you won your case most easily and soon you will be free.
               G            Am           C              D
But there will be a million more    who lose their liberty.
       G                 Am             C                 D
Not because of what they did,      but what they did not do:
   (hold D)  					        G
They did not pay a lawyer or a judge to see them through.
          Am				         C                     D
Why, they had no friends to call on and they could not raise their bail.
          G            (Am)          C           D      G
Well if winning is what matters, I respect the ones who fail. 

            
            
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