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			     ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN - Elvis Costello
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Tabbed By : revolving_soul

Tuning: EADG (standard)

Verse 1 (0:00)

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|5------------5--4------------4--|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
                         Oh, I     Just don't know where to  be-

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|2------------2--0------------0--|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|3------------3--2------------2--|
  gin                                  though he says he'll wait forever

G|--------------------------------|-----------------7-----------6--|
D|--------------------------------|-------------7------------------|
A|----------------0---2---3---4---|5-------------------------------|
E|0---2---3---4-------------------|--------------------------------|
       It's now or never   but she keeps him hanging on

G|5-----------4-------------------|--------------------------------|
D|---------------7-------------6--|5------------5---4-----------4--|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
             the silly champion                                 she

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|7------/10-----\5------/10------|\4-----/12-----\9-----------7---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  says she can't go   home    with out her chaperone


Chorus 1 (0:20)

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------------------5------7----|8-----------9---10------10------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  Accidents will happen         We only hit and run

G|9---9---9-------10--10--10------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|8---8---8-------10--10--10------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
He used to be your victim now you're not the only one

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------------------5------7----|8-----------9---10------10------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  Accidents will happen        We  only hit and run

G|9---9---9-------10--10--10------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|8---8---8-------10--10--10------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  I don't want to hear it 'cause   I              know what I've

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------0-----------|--------------------0-----------|
A|5-------------------1-------3---|5-------------------1-------3---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  done

                                  Verse 2 (0:41)

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------0-----------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------------------1-------3---|5-------5-------4-------4-------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
                           There's so   many  fish  in   the    

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|2-------2-------0-------0-------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|3-------3-------2-------2-------|
  sea                   they only rise up in the sweat and smoke like

G|--------------------------------|-----------------7-----------6--|
D|--------------------------------|-------------7------------------|
A|----------------0---2---3---4---|5-------------------------------|
E|0---2---3---4-------------------|--------------------------------|
         mercury        but they   keep you hanging on

G|5-----------4-------------------|--------------------------------|
D|---------------7-------------6--|5------------5---4-----------4--|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
             they say you're so young                         your

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|7------/10-----\5------/10------|\4-----/12-----\9-----------7---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  mind  is  made  up   but your   mouth   is   undone

Chorus 2 (0:59)

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------------------5------7----|8-----------9---10------10------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  Accidents will happen         We only hit and run

G|9---9---9-------10--10--10------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|8---8---8-------10--10--10------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
He used to be your victim now you're not the only one

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------------------5------7----|8-----------9---10------10------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  Accidents will happen        We  only hit and run

G|9---9---9-------10--10--10------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|8---8---8-------10--10--10------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  I don't want to hear it 'cause   I              know what I've

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------0-----------|--------------------0-----------|
A|5-------------------1-------3---|5-------------------1-------3---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  done

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------0-----------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------1-------3---|5-------------------------------|
E|3-------------------------------|------------------------10/-----|

                                   Bridge (1:25)

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|2---2---4---4---5---5---6---6---|
E|2-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
                     and it's the damage that we do              and

G|--------------------------------|4---4---6---6---7---7---8---8---|
D|2---2---4---4---5---5---6---6---|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  never know         and it's the words that we don't say that

                                   Verse 3 (1:33)

G|9\------4-----------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|----------------12\-----7-------|5------------5--4------------4--|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   scare me       so       there's so      many    people  to

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|2------------2--0------------0--|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|3------------3--2------------2--|
  see                      so many people   to  check  upon    and

G|--------------------------------|-----------------7-----------6--|
D|--------------------------------|-------------7------------------|
A|----------------0---2---3---4---|5-------------------------------|
E|0---2---3---4-------------------|--------------------------------|
  add to your collection but they keep you hanging on

G|5-----------4-------------------|--------------------------------|
D|---------------7-------------6--|5------------5---4-----------4--|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
            until you're well hung                             your

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|7------/10-----\5------/10------|\4-----/12-----\9-----------7---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  mouth is made  up  but your     mind is undone

Chorus 2 (1:51)

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------------------5------7----|8-----------9---10------10------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  Accidents will happen         We only hit and run

G|9---9---9---9---10--10--10--10--|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|8---8---8---8---10--10--10\-----|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
He used to be your victim now you're not the only one

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------------------5------7----|8-----------9---10------10------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  Accidents will happen        We  only hit and run

G|9---9---9---9---10--10--10--10--|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|8---8---8---8---10--10--10--10--|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  I don't want to hear it 'cause   I              know what I've

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|8---8---8---8---10--10--10--10--|8---8---8---8---10--10--10\-----|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  I              know what I've    I              know what I've

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------------------------------|--------------------5-------7---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  done

  Outro (2:15)

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|8-------------------5-------7---|8-------------------5-------7---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  I               know             I               know

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|4-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------5-------7---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  I               know             I               know

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|8-------------------5-------7---|8-------------------5-------7---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  I               know             I               know

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|4--------------/----------------|/12-----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------5-------7---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  I               know             I               know

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|8-------------------5-------7---|8-------------------5-------7---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  I               know             I               know

G|------------------------9\------|--------------------------------|
D|4------------------/9-----------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------5-------7---|
E|--------------------------------|2-------------------------------|
  I               know             I               know

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|8-------------------5-------7---|8-------------------5-------7---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  I               know             I               know

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|4-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------5-------7---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  I               know             I               know

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|8-------------------5-------7---|8-------------------5-------7---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  I               know             I               know

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|4-------------------------------|/16b17r16b17r16----------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------5-------7---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  I               know             I               know

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|8-------------------5-------7---|8-------------------5-------7---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  I               know             I               know

G|--------------------------------|
D|4-------------------------------|
A|--------------------5-------7---|
E|--------------------------------|
  (fade out)


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
===============================================================================

            
            
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rankingrudegirl 10 Jul 26, 2010 06:29 PM

This was really helpful, thanks :)

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