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One Night In Bangkok ukulele

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1st Verse:
Em
  Bangkok, Oriental setting
        D/E        Em
And the city don't know that the city is getting

The creme de la creme of the chess world in a
D/E        Em                          Am7
Show with everything but Yul Brynner

Em
Time flies -- doesn't seem a minute
           D/E          Em
Since the Tirolean spa had the chess boys in it

All change -- don't you know that when you
D/E           Em
Play at this level there's no ordinary venue

Am7                                                       
    It's Iceland -- or the Philippines -- or Hastings -- or --
        A7b9
or this place!


1st Chorus:

Em             D              G       D/F#  Em
  One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
             Am              D                Am7
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
Em              D           G   D/F# Em
  You'll find a god in every gol-den cloister
              Am             D       Am7 
And if you're lucky then the god's a she
Em              Am            D     Em
  I can feel an angel sliding up to me


2nd Verse:

Em  
 One town's very like another
           
When your head's down over your pieces, brother

It's a drag, it's a bore, it's really such a pity

To be looking at the board, not looking at the city
Am7                                                   Em
Whaddya mean? Ya seen one crowded, polluted, stinking town --

Tea, girls, warm, sweet

Some are set up in the Somerset Maugham suite

Get Thai'd! You're talking to a tourist

Whose every move's among the purest
Am7                                                     A7b9
       I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine


2nd Chorus:

Em           D              G    D/F# Em
One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
            Am               D       Am7
Not much between despair and ecstasy
Em           D              G     D/F#  Em
One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
             Am                D       Am7   Em
Can't be too careful with your company
               Am            D       Em
I can feel the devil walking next to me



Solo: A7 for 8 bars


3rd Verse:

Em                                      |
Siam's gonna be the witness             | (Em) only played on 2nd rotation 
                                        |    
To the ultimate test of cerebral fitness| ||:(Em) D/E Em |D/E Em |
                                        |   | D/E Em |D/E Em |
This grips me more than would a         |   | Am7 | :|| Am7 A7b9|
Muddy old river or reclining Buddha     | Synths plays this for the 3rd verse
Am7
   And thank God I'm only watching the game -- controlling it --
Em
  I don't see you guys rating

The kind of mate I'm contemplating

I'd let you watch, I would invite you
                                           Am7
But the queens we use would not excite you

So you better go back to your bars, your temples, your massage
       A7b9
parlours


3rd Chorus:

Em            D              G       D/F#  Em
 One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
             Am              D                 Am7
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
Em            D           G   D/F# Em
You'll find a god in every gol-den cloister
         Am              D     Am7   Em
A little flesh, a little histo-ry
              Am            D     
I can feel an angel sliding up to me

Em            D              G    D/F# Em
 One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
            Am               D    Am7   Em
Not much between despair and ecstasy
Em           D              G     D/F#  Em
One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
             Am                D    Am7  Em
Can't be too careful with your company
               Am            D       Em      Em
I can feel the devil walking next to me



A7b9 is from down to up: A(bass),G(7th),Bb(b9),C# and E, if anyone is wondering.
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