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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#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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Thu Dec 10 13:59:44 PST 1992
Article: 4273 of alt.guitar.tab
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From: robo@oregon.uoregon.edu (O'Neill, Rob)
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.tab
Subject: CRD: "You Can't Be Too Strong" by Graham Parker
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 1992 21:34:06 GMT
Organization: University of Oregon
Lines: 86
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NNTP-Posting-Host: robo.uoregon.edu

For those of you fans of mid-to-late 70's stuff by people like Parker, E.
Costello, etc., here's a "blast from the past".  This song was on an album
called "Squeezing Out Sparks" (a great record).  The song caused a fair
amount of controversy around the abortion issue; you all can be your own
judges.  I've gotten so much from this group that I wanted to finally
contribute by posting something that might be a little offbeat and of
interest to folks...

You Can't Be Too Strong (Graham Parker)

Intro-  E   A B E   A B E
                  B                    C#m
Did they tear it out, with tongues of steel
               G#m                         A
And give you a shot, so that you wouldn't feel
             B                     E    A B E
And wash it away, as if it wasn't real

               B                      C#m
It's just a mistake, I won't have to face
                G#m                    A
Don't give it a name, don't give it a place
                 B                       E
Don't give it a chance, it's lucky in a way

    A                          B
It must have felt strange, to find me inside you
    E                 A
I hadn't intended to stay
                               B
If you want to keep it right, put it to sleep at night
 C#m        A  B
Squeeze it until it could say

                   C#m A B
You can't be too strong
                   C#m A B
You can't be too strong
                   C#m A B E
You can't be too strong

                   A
You can't be too strong
E                  B   E
You decide what's wrong

                   B                 C#m
Well I ain't gonna cry, I'm gonna rejoice
                 G#m                  A
And shout myself dry, and go see the boys
                      B                  E  A B
They'll laugh when I say, I left it overseas

E                              B                  C#m
Yeah babe I know that it gets dark, down by Luna Park
              G#m                       A
But everybody else, is squeezing out a spark
                      B                      E
That happened in the heat, somewhere in the dark, in the dark

     A                      B
The doctor gets nervous, completing the service
      E                        A
He's all rubber gloves and no head
                                   B
He fumbles the light switch, it's just another minor hitch
C#m    A     B
Wishes to God he was dead

                     C#m A B
But you can't be too strong
                     C#m A B
You can't be too strong
                     C#m A B E
You can't be too strong

               A      E                 B    E
Can't be too strong, you decide what's wrong
              A       E                   B         E
Can't be too hard, too tough, too rough, too right, too wrong
     A  E               B     E
And you, can't be too strong
     A  E               B
Baby you can't be too strong...

Repeat intro (I think).
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MicrophonePark 167 Mar 04, 2012 08:13 AM

Truly one of Graham's most powerful songs. (MicrophonePark)

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texetz 84 Oct 26, 2012 05:13 AM

Great tab- but it's TALONS of steel in the first line.

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