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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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From michael@magick.net Thu May 15 17:02:14 1997
Date: Fri, 02 May 1997 01:09:59 GMT
From: michael p mccullough 
To: guitar@olga.net, schnitzi@east.isx.com
Subject: TAB: PIDGIN ENGLISH  by ELVIS COSTELLO
Newsgroups: rec.music.makers.guitar.tablature,alt.guitar.tab,alt.fan.elvis.costello


Hello,

Here are a few more chord charts (not really TAB after all)
for some Elvis Costello songs.

Don't forget to use a single spaced font for this!

Please let me know if there are any errors, corrections, and so on.

Thanks,

michael
michael@magick.net

Lyrics from:
http://east.isx.com/~schnitzi/ec/albums.html

Chords from the songbook, mostly
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++=

Pidgin English
By Elvis Costello
>From the album: Imperial Bedroom

INTRO:
D D7 G D D7 G

D                             D7            G           D
There's a young girl with her old man who's too sick to mention
          D                D7         G                 D
She'll be turning twenty seven as she draws her widow's pension
       D                D7             G                 D
But he couldn't catch a common cold he couldn't get arrested
    D            D7
Too terrified to answer back
    G                D7
Too tired to have resisted
G               C
Many hands make light work
     G
Shorthand makes life easy
                 C
When he's out on night work
     G
Make sure no one sees me
   D
It all ends up in a slanging match with body talk and bruises
  A7
A change is better than a rest

Silly beggars can't be choosers

CHORUS:

G                                  D
One of a thousand pities you can't categorize
          G      A            Bm
There are ten commandments of love
G             D
When will you realise

There are ten commandments of love
A                                G                  Em        Em7
I believe, I trust, I promise, I wish love's just a throwaway kiss
D
In this Pidgin English

If you're so wise use your lips and your eyes
                          C
Take it to the bridge she sighs

D                  D7                 G         D
You go cheep cheep cheep between bulls-eyes and bluster
D               D7
Stiff as your poker face
G              D
Keener than mustard
          D        D7          G         D
>From your own back yard to the land of exotica
         D        D7          G       D7
>From the truth society to neurotic erotica
G             C
Silence is golden
            G
Money talks diamonds and ermine
          G       C
There's a word in Spanish
   G
Italian and German
   D
In sign language, morse code, semaphore and gibberish
     A7
Have you forgotten how to say it

In your Pidgin English?

(chorus)

D
PS I love you
(and so on . . . )

++


michael p mccullough ++++ Klamath Falls OR   # 1.541.884.3278
michael@magick.net  michaelm@cdsnet.net
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