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Tango Ballad Chords

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From The Threepenny Opera 1928. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Chords diagram:

Bm7b5 X2320X


[Verse 1]

                      Am                          Dm
Macheath: There was a time, and now it's all gone by
            E7                      Am
When we two lived together, she and I
           Am                        Dm
The way we were, was just the way to be
            B7                        E7 
I cared for her, and she took care of me
         Bm7b5  E              Bm7b5       E
And that arrangement seemed to work perfectly
            A
The milkman rang the bell, I got out of bed
                                        D
I opened up her purse, paid him what he said
                                                
I had a glass of milk, and back in bed I'd climb
                                           A
You understand she was out working all the time
          Bm7b5                   Am
And so we lived, me and my little mouse
             Am                E7      Am
In that snug two by four where we kept house


[Verse 2]

                  Am                          Dm
Jenny: That was a time, and now it's all gone by
             E7                     Am
When we two lived together, she and I

             Am                        Dm
But when the day would bring no job to me
               B7                   E7 
He'd curse and say how lazy can you be
             Bm7b5    E         Bm7b5        E
I'll let him huff and puff I've worked long enough
            A
But when he drank too much, I'd get kinda grim
                                                  D
And shout the house down how I stood a clown like him

And then he'd turn around and try to bite my arm
                                              A
And I would kick him in the teeth, meaning no harm
          Bm7b5                  Am
It was so sweet to be his little spouse
             Am                E7        Am
In that foul two by four where we played house


[Verse 3]

                   Am                         Dm
Together: Oh happy time and now it's all gone by
         E7                       Am
Until we quit each other, you and I
                     Am                        Dm
Jenny: You stayed in bed all day and don't you smirk
                      B7                         E7 
Macheath: You know we said that you'd do all the work
                    Bm7b5      E7           Bm7b5  E7
Now sleep's for the night they say It ain't bad by day
                 A
Jenny: So then I had my fill, swore I wouldn't stir
                                                        D
Macheath: It looked like soon I would be taking care of her
  
Jenny: You'd think a woman had a right to have one gripe
                                                          A
You left me flat. Macheath: Well I just ain't the working type
              Bm7b5                      Am
We locked the door and each commenced to roam
              Am               E7        Am
Goodbye sweet two by four that we called home
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