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Counting Out Time ukulele

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COUNTING OUT TIME by Genesis
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written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett & Mike Rutherford
from the "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" album (1974)
chords by Piguinho (from Brazil)


Ab  Ab/G         Fm7 
I'm counting out time, 
        Ab/Eb               C#7+
Got the whole thing down by numbers. 
          Ab/C             Bb 
All those numbers! Give me guidance! 
  Eb7              Ab 
O Lord I need that now. 
    Ab/G               Fm7 
The day of judgement's come, 
            Ab/Eb              C#7+
And you can bet that I've been resting, 
          Ab/C      Bb 
for this testing, digesting every 
Eb7              Ab 
word the experts say. 

          F#      C#/F  Ab/Eb 
Erogenous zones I love  you. 
  B                       F#/Bb         Ab7
Without you, what would a poor boy do? 

Ab7 
Found a girl I wanted to date, 
Thought I'd better get it straight. 
Went to buy a book before it's too late. 
Don't leave nothing to fate. 

   Ab7/Eb       Bb7         C# 
I studied every line, every page in the book, 
D                 D/C                  Bb 
Now, I've got the real thing here, I'm gonna take a look, take a look. 

Ab  Ab/G         Fm7 
I'm counting out time, 
Ab/Eb                  C#7+
hoping it goes like I planned it, 
             Ab/C             
'cos I understand it. 
           Bb                  Eb7            Ab 
Look! I've found the hotspots, Figures one to nine. 
      Ab/G         Fm7 
still counting out time, 
       Ab/Eb         C#7+
got my finger on the button, 
           Ab/C           Bb 
"Don't say nothin' - just lie there still 
         Eb7                    Ab 
And I'll get you turned on just fine." 

          F#      C#/F Ab/Eb 
Erogenous zones I love you. 
  B                       F#/Bb          Ab7
Without you, what would a poor boy do? 

Ab7
Touch and go with 1-6. 
Bit of trouble in zone No. 7. 
Gotta remember all of my tricks. 
There's heaven ahead in No. 11! 

        Ab7/Eb     Bb7       C# 
Getting crucial responses, dilation of the pupils. 
 D         D/C       Bb 
"Honey get hip! It's time to unzip, 
to unzip, zip, zip-a-zip-a-zip. Whipee!" 

( Ab  Ab/G  Fm7  Ab/Eb  C#7+  Ab/C  Bb  Eb7  Ab ) 2x

Ab  Ab/G         Fm7 
I'm counting out time, 
  Ab/Eb          C#7+
reaction none to happy, 
              Ab/C     
Please don't slap me, 
      Bb                        Eb7                   Ab 
I'm a red blooded male  and the book said I could not fail. 
    Ab/G         Fm7 
I'm counting out time, 
       Ab/Eb         C#7+
I got unexpected distress 
        Ab/C 
from my mistress, 
            Bb                  Eb7              Ab 
I'll get my money back from the bookstore right away. 

           F#      C#/F     Ab/Eb 
Erongenous zones I question you
  B                       F#/Bb    Ab 
Without you, what would a poor boy do? 
  B                       F#/Bb    Ab 
Without you, what would a poor boy do?
  B                  F#/Bb               Ab    C#m 
Without you, mankind handkinds thru' the blues.
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