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Shipbuilding chords

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Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Shipbuilding
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Intro: Am  Am/G  D7  D


Em     Em/D#      Em/D
Is it worth it

             C#dim                  D      Dm
A new winter coat and shoes for the wife

              Cm7                    D
And a bicycle on the boy's birthday

                              G                 C 
It's just a rumour that was spread around town

                     D
By the women and children

              G          G    Em
Soon we'll be shipbuilding

Em/D#    Em/D
Well I ask you

               C#dim                            D      Dm
The boy said 'Dad they're going to take me to task

             Cm7                    D
but I'll be back by christmas'

                              G                C
It's just a rumour that was spread around town

                     D                   C
SomD#ody said that someone got filled in

                   D                   C
For saying that people get killed in

                D               G
The result of this shipbuilding

              G7
With all the will in the world

            D#6      D
Diving for dear life

                    G
When we could be diving for pearls


Solo: Em  Em/D#  Em/D  C#dim  D  Dm  Cm7  D


                              G                C
It's just a rumour that was spread around town

                D                C
A telegram or a picture postcard

                            D                    C
Within weeks they'll be re-opening the shipyards

                   D
And notifying the next of kin

 G
Once again

                 G7
It's all we're skilled in

           D#6          D   G
We will be shipbuilding

             Gm
With all the will in the world

           D#6       D
Diving for dear life

                  Em
When we could be diving for pearls



Solo 2: Em/D#  Em/D  C#dim  D  Dm  Cm7  D  G  C  D  C  D  C  D  G


                 G7
It's all we're skilled in

           D#6          D   G
We will be shipbuilding

             Gm
With all the will in the world

           D#6       D
Diving for dear life

D
When we could be diving for pearls

D
When we could be diving for pearls

D                 Em
When we could be diving for pearls
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