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There Aint Half Been Some Clever Bastards Chords

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...THERE AIN'T HALF BEEN SOME CLEVER BASTARDS... by Ian Dury & The Blockheads
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*Released 1978*


Intro:

Cmaj7  Bm7  Am7  G  D7 (x2), Daug

Verse 1:

G                  D7       C    D7             G      E7  A7  D7
 Noel Coward was a charmer, as a writer, he was brahma.
G                      D7         C      D7               G
 Velvet jackets and py-jamas, the gay di-vorce, and other dramas.

Chorus 1:

Ab7    A7
 There ain't half been some clever bastards,
D
 (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders),
      A7                              D
There ain't half been some clever bas-tards.

Interlude:

D  D/B  D/A  G, Daug

Verse 2:

G                           D7
 Van Gough did some eyeball pleasers,
   C         D7            G        E7  A7  D7
He must have been a pencil squeezer.
   G                  D7    C        D7         G
He didn't do the Mona Lisa; that was an Italian geezer.

Chorus 2:

Ab7    A7
 There ain't half been some clever bastards,
D
 (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders),
      A7                              D
There ain't half been some clever bas-tards.

Interlude:

D  D/B  D/A  G, Daug

Verse 3:

G                             D7
 Einstein can't be classed as witless;
C           D7             G        E7  A7  D7
 He claimed atoms were the littlest.
G                      D7            C        D7        G
 When you did a bit of splittemness; frighten everybody shitless.

Chorus 3:

Ab7    A7
 There ain't half been some clever bastards,

Cmaj7         Bm7             Am7           G             D7
 Probably got help from their mum, (who had help from her mum).

Ab7    A7
 There ain't half been some clever bastards,

Cmaj7          Bm7              Am7               G            D7
 Now that we've had some, let's hope that there's lots more to come.

Chorus 4:

Ab7    A7
 There ain't half been some clever bastards,
D
 (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders),
      A7                              D
There ain't half been some clever bas-tards.

Interlude:

D  D/B  D/A  G, Daug

Verse 4:

G           D7
 Okey-dokey!
C    D7
 Oh!
   G     E7  A7  D7
Se-govia.
G                     D7
 Da-laa la-laa da-daa da-lee,
   C                D7                   G
De dump di dump, de dump-dump-diddle lum-lee.

Chorus 5:

Ab7    A7
 There ain't half been some clever bastards,
D
 (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders),
      A7
There ain't half been some clever bastards,
D
 (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders).
      A7
There ain't half been some clever bastards,
D
 (Lucky bleeders, lucky bleeders),
      A7
There ain't half been some clever... bastards!


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

  Cmaj7    Bm7     Am7     G       D7     Daug     C

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x32000  x24232  x02013  320003  xx0212  xxx332  x30210

   E7      A7      Ab7     D       D/B     D/A

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 020100  x02223  464544  xx0232  x20230  x00230


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2006 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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