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Author
"Goon Squad"
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Armed Forces (1979)
Bass Tab

(Not 100% accurate, but very very close.)


[Intro]

G|---|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-0-|-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-
A|---|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|---|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

G|-------------------------|-
D|-2-5-0-2-5-0-2-5-0-2-5-0-|-
A|-------------------------|-
E|-------------------------|- (X2)


[Verse 1]

Mother, Father, I'm here in the zoo
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-
D|-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-2-0----0-0-0-1-2----2-2-2-3-4----4-4-4-3-2----|-
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-

I can't come home 'cause I've grown up too soon
G|---------2----2-2------------------|-
D|-2-2-4-5----------5-4-2----2-2-0-1-|-
A|-----------------------------------|-
E|-----------------------------------|-

I got my sentence I got my command
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-
D|-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-2-0----0-0-0-1-2----2-2-2-3-4----4-4-4-3-2----|-
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-

They said they'd make me major if I met all their demands
                                               I could be a corp'ral into corp'ral punishment
G|---------2-2-------------------------1-1-2-------------------------------------2-
D|-2-2-4-5-----------------2-2-4-4-5-5-------5----5-5-0-2-4----4-4-2-0-----2-4-4---
A|-------------0-0-4-4-5-5---------------------------------------------0-4---------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Or the gen'ral manager of a large establishment / They pat some good boys on the back and put some to the rod
G|-------------------------------------2-------------------------------------2-
D|-5----5-5-0-2-4----4-4-2-0-----2-4-4---5----5-5-0-2-4----4-4-2-0-----2-4-4---
A|---------------------------0-4-----------------------------------0-4---------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

But I never thought they'd put me in the        Goon squad
G|-------------------------------------0-1-2---------------------------------------------
D|-5----5-5-0-2-4----4-4-2-0-----0-2-4----------2-2----2-2-0-2-0----0-0-0-1-2----2-2-1-0-
A|---------------------------0-4---------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


[Chorus]

They've come to look you over and they're giving you the eye 
                               Goon squad
G|-----5-4-----2---------------------------------------------------------
D|---5-----5-0---4-0-5----------2-2----2-2-0-2-0----0-0-0-1-2----2-2-1-0-
A|-3-------------------5-2-----------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------3---------------------------------------------

They want you to come out to play You'd better say goodbye
G|-----5-4-----2-------------------12-12\-
D|---5-----5-0---4-0-5---------9-12-------
A|-3-------------------5-2-5--------------
E|----------------------------------------


[Verse 2]

Some grow just like their dads / And some grow up too tall
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-
D|-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-2-0----0-0-0-1-2----2-2-2-3-4----4-4-4-3-2----|-
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-

Some go drinking with the lads / Some are no fun at all
G|---------2----2-2------------------|-
D|-2-2-4-5----------5-4-2----2-2-0-1-|-
A|-----------------------------------|-
E|-----------------------------------|-

And you must find the proper place / For everything you see
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-
D|-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-2-0----0-0-0-1-2----2-2-2-3-4----4-4-4-3-2----|-
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-

But you'll never get to make a lampshade out of me
G|---------2-2-------------------------1-1-2-------------------------------------2-
D|-2-2-4-5-----------------2-2-4-4-5-5-------5----5-5-0-2-4----4-4-2-0-----2-4-4---
A|-------------0-0-4-4-5-5---------------------------------------------0-4---------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I could join a chain of males or be the missing link / Looking for a lucky girl to put me in the pink
G|-------------------------------------2-------------------------------------2-
D|-5----5-5-0-2-4----4-4-2-0-----2-4-4---5----5-5-0-2-4----4-4-2-0-----2-4-4---
A|---------------------------0-4-----------------------------------0-4---------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

They pat some good boys on the back and put some to the rod
But I never thought they'd put me in the        Goon Squad
G|-------------------------------------0-1-2---------------------------------------------
D|-5----5-5-0-2-4----4-4-2-0-----0-2-4----------2-2----2-2-0-2-0----0-0-0-1-2----2-2-1-0-
A|---------------------------0-4---------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


[Chorus]

They've come to look you over and they're giving you the eye 
                               Goon squad
G|-----5-4-----2---------------------------------------------------------
D|---5-----5-0---4-0-5----------2-2----2-2-0-2-0----0-0-0-1-2----2-2-1-0-
A|-3-------------------5-2-----------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------3---------------------------------------------

They want you to come out to play You'd better say goodbye
G|-----5-4-----2----------------------12-|-
D|---5-----5-0---4-0-5-----------9-12----|-
A|-3-------------------5-2---2-10--------|-
E|-------------------------3-------------|-


[Intro]

G|---|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-0-|-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-
A|---|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|---|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

G|-------------------------|-
D|-2-5-0-2-5-0-2-5-0-2-5-0-|-
A|-------------------------|-
E|-------------------------|- 


[Verse 3]

Mother, Father, I'm doing so well
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-
D|-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-2-0----0-0-0-1-2----2-2-2-3-4----4-4-4-3-2----|-
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-

I'm making such progress now that you can hardly tell
G|---------2----2-2------------------|-
D|-2-2-4-5----------5-4-2----2-2-0-1-|-
A|-----------------------------------|-
E|-----------------------------------|-

I fit in a little dedication / With one eye on the clock
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-
D|-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-2-0----0-0-0-1-2----2-2-2-3-4----4-4-4-3-2----|-
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-

They caught you under medication / You could be in for a shock
G|---------2-2-------------------------1-1-2-------------------------------------2-
D|-2-2-4-5-----------------2-2-4-4-5-5-------5----5-5-0-2-4----4-4-2-0-----2-4-4---
A|-------------0-0-4-4-5-5---------------------------------------------0-4---------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Thinking up the alibis that ev'ryone's forgotten / Just another mummy's boy gone to rotten
G|-------------------------------------2-------------------------------------2-
D|-5----5-5-0-2-4----4-4-2-0-----2-4-4---5----5-5-0-2-4----4-4-2-0-----2-4-4---
A|---------------------------0-4-----------------------------------0-4---------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

They pat some good boys on the back and put some to the rod
But I never thought they'd put me in the        Goon Squad
G|-------------------------------------0-1-2---------------------------------------------
D|-5----5-5-0-2-4----4-4-2-0-----0-2-4----------2-2----2-2-0-2-0----0-0-0-1-2----2-2-1-0-
A|---------------------------0-4---------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


[Chorus]

They've come to look you over and they're giving you the eye 
                               Goon squad
G|-----5-4-----2---------------------------------------------------------
D|---5-----5-0---4-0-5----------2-2----2-2-0-2-0----0-0-0-1-2----2-2-1-0-
A|-3-------------------5-2-----------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------3---------------------------------------------

They want you to come out to play You'd better say goodbye
G|-----5-4-----2--------------------12-|-
D|---5-----5-0---4-0-5---------9-12----|-
A|-3-------------------5-2---2---------|-
E|-------------------------3-----------|-


[Intro]

G|---|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
D|-0-|-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-|-
A|---|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
E|---|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-

G|-------------------------|-
D|-2-5-0-2-5-0-2-5-0-2-5-0-|-
A|-------------------------|-
E|-------------------------|- 

G|---|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
D|-0-|-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-|-
A|---|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
E|---|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-

G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
D|--0--1--2--3--4--5--6--7--8--9--10--11--12--11--10--9--8--7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0--|-
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-

G|---|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
D|-0-|-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-2----2-2-0-1-|-
A|---|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-
E|---|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-

G|-------------------------|-
D|-2-5-0-2-5-0-2-5-0-2-5-0-|-
A|-------------------------|-
E|-------------------------|- (until fade out)


            
            
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