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Watching The Detectives Chords

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                            Watching the Detectives
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ARTIST: Elvis Costello
ALBUM: My Aim is True
YEAR: 1977

CAPO: 0
TUNING: standard

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INTRO



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     Am                   F                     Am                   F
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B:||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:||---------0--2vvvvv-----3--2--3----------------------0--2vvvvv----3--2--3---------|
E:||-0h1h3----------------------------1vvvvv-----0h1h3------------------------1vvvvv-|

 Rhythm comes in 2nd bass
   Am - F - Am - F


---VERSE 1---
Am
 Nice girls, not one with a defect
F                                      ( G )
 Cellophane shrink-wrapped, so correct
Am                      F
 Red dogs under illegal legs
Am                                       F      ( Am )
 She looks so good that he gets down and begs


---CHORUS 1---                           (if 2nd pt barre chords)
        C
 She is watching the detectives
        G
 "Ooh, he's so cute"
        C
 She is watching the detectives
G                Em     F      D
 When they shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot
 Am                                           G
 They beat him up until the teardrops start
 F                                          C      G 
 But he can't be wounded 'cause he's got no heart

---VERSE 2---
Am                               ( G )   
 Long shot at that jumping sign
F                                        ( G )
 Invisible shivers running down my spine
Am                                      ( G )
 Cut to baby taking off her clothes
F                                
 Close-up of the sign that says "We never close"


---VERSE 3---
Am                                              ( G )
 He snatches at you and you match his cigarette
F
 She pulls the eyes out with a face like a magnet
 Am                                 F
 I don't know how much more of this I can take
 Am                                   F
 She's filing her nails while they're dragging the lake


---CHORUS 2---              (if 2nd pt barre chords)
         C
 She is watching the detectives
         G
 "Ooh, he's so cute"
C
 She is watching the detectives
G                Em      F      D
 When they shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot
 Am                                           ( G )
 They beat him up until the teardrops start
 F                                          C      G 
 But he can't be wounded 'cause he's got no heart


---VERSE 4---
Am
 You think you're alone until you realize you're in it
     F
 Now fear is here to stay, love is here for a visit
 Am 
 Call it instant justice when it's past the legal limit
 F                                     
 Someone's scratching at the window, I wonder who is it?

---VERSE 5---
     Am
 The detectives come to check if you belong to the parents
         F
 Who are ready to hear the worst about their daughter's disappearance
        ( G )   Am 
 Though it nearly took a miracle to get you to stay
         x                                  
 It only took my little fingers to blow you away


---CHORUS 3---            (if 2nd pt barre chords)
           C
 Just like watching the detectives
G
 Don't get cute
C
 It's just like watching the detectives
 Am                                          ( G )
 I get so angry when the teardrops start
 F                                          C      G 
 But he can't be wounded 'cause he's got no heart
G
 Watching the detectives

---ENDING---

Am                 ( E Am )
                F
 It's just like watching the detectives
Am
 Watching the detectives
F
 Watching the detectives
Am
 Watching the detectives
F
 Watching the detectives 

(REPEAT AND FADE) 
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