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Song: What a waste
Artist: Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Composers: Ian Dury & Rod Melvin (plus Chaz Jankel)
Tabbed by: DJ
7th Jan 2013

Dm7 = x57565    Eb   = xx5343   G#m7 = 464444
Eb7 = xx1323    C    = x35553   Bbm  = x13321
F   = 133211    A7   = x02020   Bm   = x24432
G7  = 353433    F#m7 = 242222   Cm   = x35543

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[Intro]
  Dm7            Eb7            Dm7            Eb7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 1]
Dm7
 I could be the driver in articulated lorry,
Eb7
 I could be a poet, I wouldn't need to worry,
Dm7
 I could be the teacher in a classroom full of scholars,
Eb7
 I could be the Sergeant in a Squadron full of wallahs!
         F            Eb7           F             G
What a waste! What a waste! What a waste! What a waste!


[Chorus]
            C
Because I chose to play the fool in a six-piece band,
 A7
First night nerves every one-night stand,
Dm7
 I should be glad ...to be so inclined!
        Eb             Eb               G7   G7    C
What a waste!  What a waste!  Rock 'n' Roll don't mind! (Schtum!)
         ^              ^               ^     ^     ^

[Link]
   Dm7           Eb7            Dm7            Eb7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 2]
Dm7
 I could be a lawyer, with stratagems and ruses,
Eb7
 I could be a doctor, with poultices and bruises,
Dm7                     
 I could be writer with a growing reputation,
Eb7
 I could be the ticket man at Fulham Broadway Station!
         F            Eb7            F            G
What a waste! What a waste! What a waste! What a waste!


[Chorus]
            C
Because I chose to play the fool in a six-piece band,
 A7
First night nerves every one-night stand,
Dm7
 I should be glad to be so inclined!
         Eb            Eb        G7  G7     C
What a waste!  What a waste, but I  don't mind!
         ^              ^        ^    ^     ^

[Break]
 F#m7                           G#m7           Bbm
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

  Bbm  Bm Cm             Cm Bm Bbm   Dm7            Eb7
|  /   /__/  /  /  |  /__/   /__/  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |
   ^   ^  ^


[Verse 3]
Dm7
 I could be the catalyst that sparks a revolution,
Eb7
 I could be an inmate in a long -term institution,
Dm7
 I could lead to wild extremes, I could do or die,
Eb7
 I could yawn, and be withdrawn, and watch them gallop by!
         F            Eb7            F            G
What a waste! What a waste! What a waste! What a waste!


[Chorus]
            C
Because I chose to play the fool in a six - piece band,
 A7
First night nerves every one-night stand,
Dm7                                           Eb             Eb
 I should be glad to be so inclined!  What a waste!  What a waste!
                                               ^              ^
         G7    G7     C
Rock 'n' Roll don't mind!  Ah-------------------!
          ^     ^  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

   A7                            Dm7
   Ah------------------------!    Ah-----------------------!
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

          Eb             Eb
( What a waste!  What a waste!)
          ^               ^

[Chorus]
G7  G7     C
^   ^    Chose to play the fool in a six-piece band,
 A7
First night nerves every one-night stand,
Dm7
 I should be glad to be so inclined!
        Eb             Eb                G7   G7    C
What a waste!  What a waste!   Rock 'n' Roll don't mind!
         ^              ^                ^     ^    ^
        Eb             Eb                G7   G7    C
What a waste!  What a waste!   Rock 'n' Roll don't mind!
         ^              ^                ^     ^    ^

[Instrumental Chorus]
   C                             A7
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

  Dm7                            Eb    Eb       G7 G7 C
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |
                                 ^     ^        ^  ^  ^

[Chorus]
 C
Chose to play the fool in a six-piece band,
 A7
First night nerves every one-night stand,
Dm7
 I should be glad to be so inclined!
        Eb             Eb                G7   G7    C
What a waste!  What a waste!   Rock 'n' Roll don't mind!
         ^              ^                ^     ^    ^
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JohnnySardine 142 Feb 07, 2014 05:52 AM

Excellent. Benn waiting for this one for ages... thanks for posting.

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gertsy2000 10 Aug 14, 2016 08:24 PM

Ticket man at Fulham Broadway station? Really.

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