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Billericay Dickie ukulele

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...BILLERICAY DICKIE... by Ian Dury & The Blockheads
-----------------------.............................

*from 'New Boots and Panties!!' (1977)*


*CAPO 1st FRET*

(Original Key: B)


Intro: (Spoken)

Good evening, I'm from Essex; in case you couldn't tell,
My given name is Dickie, I come from Billericay,
                        F7
And I'm doing very well.

Verse 1:

      Bb                            F              F7
Had a love affair with Nina, in the back of my Cor-tina,
  Eb                       F              Bb    Bb7
A seasoned up hyena, could not be more ob-scene-a.
    Dm                           G           G7
She took me to the cleaners, and other misde-meanours,
      Dm                        F              F7 (n.C)
But I got right up between her, Rum and her Ri-bena.

Chorus 1:

C7   Dm      Dm/maj    Dm7   Dm/maj G              G7
 Oh, you ask Joyce and Vicky,    if candy-floss is sticky,
    Dm             Dm/maj      Dm7        Dm/maj
I'm not a blinking thicky, I'm Billericay Dickie,
        C7          F    F7 (n.C)
And I'm doin', very well.

Verse 2:

  Bb                           F              F7
I bought a lot of brandy, when I was courting Sandy,
     Eb                F          Bb            Bb7
Took eight to make her randy, and all I had was shandy.
  Dm                            G             G7
A-nother thing with Sandy, what often came in handy,
    Dm                         F             (n.C)
Was passing her a 'Mandy'; she didn't half go bandy.

Chorus 2:

C7   Dm      Dm/maj    Dm7   Dm/maj  G             G7
 So, you ask Joyce and Vicky,   if I ever took the mickey.
    Dm             Dm/maj      Dm7        Dm/maj
I'm not a flipping thicky, I'm Billericay Dickie,
        C7          F    F7 (n.C)
And I'm doin', very well.

Verse 3:

    Bb                           F                F7
I'd rendezvous with Janet, quite near the Isle of Thanet,
    Eb                 F           Bb            Bb7
She looked more like a gannet; she wasn't half a prannet.
    Dm                          G                G7
Her mother tried to ban it; her father helped me plan it,
    Dm                         F               (n.C)
And when I captured Janet; she bruised her pome-granate.

Chorus 3:

C7   Dm      Dm/maj    Dm7   Dm/maj  G              G7
 Oh, you ask Joyce and Vicki,   if I ever shaped up tricky,
    Dm             Dm/maj      Dm7        Dm/maj
I'm not a blooming thicky; I'm Billericay Dickie,
        C7          F    F7 (n.C)
And I'm doin', very well.

Bridge 1:

           Bb7
You should never, hold a candle, if you don't know where it's been.
                                    C7              F     F7 (n.C)
The jackpot, is in the handle, on a normal fruit ma-chine.

Chorus 4:

C7   Dm      Dm/maj    Dm7   Dm/maj       G         G7
 So, you ask Joyce and Vicki, who's their favourite brickie.
    Dm           Dm/maj      Dm7        Dm/maj
I'm not a common thicky, I'm Billericay Dickie,
        C7          F    F7 (n.C)
And I'm doin', very well.

Chorus 4:

  Dm            Dm/maj         Dm7            Dm/maj
I know a lovely old toe-rag, o-bliging and no-blesse,
G                            G7
 Kindly, charming shag, from Shoeburyness.
   Dm            Dm/maj    Dm7       Dm/maj
My given name is Dickie, I come from Billericay,
        C7          F    F7 (n.C)
And I'm doin', very well.

Chorus 5:

C7   Dm      Dm/maj    Dm7   Dm/maj G               G7
 So, you ask Joyce and Vicki;     a pair of squeaky chickies.
    Dm            Dm/maj      Dm7        Dm/maj
I'm not a flaming thicky, I'm Billericay Dickie,
  C7       F            F7 (n.C)
I thought,  you'd never guess.

Chorus 6:

C7  Dm        Dm/maj         Dm7        Dm/maj
 Oh golly, oh gosh; come and lie on the couch,
       G                      G7
With a nice bit of posh, from Burnham-on-Crouch.
   Dm            Dm/maj    Dm7             Dm/maj
My given name is Dickie; I come from Bille-ricay,
    C7         F      F7 (n.C)
And I ain't, a slouch.

Chorus 7:

C7  Dm      Dm/maj    Dm7          Dm/maj     G      G7
 So you ask Joyce and Vicki, about Billericay Dickie.
  Dm              Dm/maj  Dm7               Dm/maj
I ain't an effin' thicky; you ask Joyce and Vicki;
    C7          F    F7 (n.C)
I'm doing, very well.

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   F7      Bb      F       Eb      Bb7     Dm

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 131211  x13331  133211  665x4x  x13131  xx0231

   G       G7      C7    Dm/maj    Dm7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 320003  323000  x32310  xx0221  xx0211


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2004 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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