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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #

From gilis@techunix.technion.ac.il Sun Apr 27 11:30:56 1997
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 1997 13:03:20 -0800
From: Gil 
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: CRD: Short People by Randy Newman

This song is by Randy Newman. I'm not sure about the album name.
Great great lyrics. I heard that when Randy was in Italy he was attacked
by someone who took the lyrics too personally.
If someone knows more about this story, please tell me about it.
Meanwhile here are the lyrics and chords. Any corrections and stuff will
be fairly welcome.


Short People - Randy Newman

Intro: A | F#m7 | Bm7 | E7sus4 |  (x2)

A                F#m7       Bm7              E7sus4
Short People got no reason. Short people got no reason

A                F#m7            Bm7    E7sus4
short people got no reason to li - ive.  They got

A                A7/G
little hands and little eyes

D/F#                      F7
They walk around tell-in' great big lies. They got

A                A7/G
little noses and tiny little teeth, they wear

D/F#                    F7
platform shoes on their nasty little feet. Well, I


A     F#m7    Bm7   E7sus4
Don't want no short people   (x2)

A     F#m7    Bm7   E7sus4        A
Don't want no short people 'round here.

(Repeat Intro once) and go to


Dmaj7            A/C#             Bm7         D/E
Short people are just the same as you and I  (A fool such as I)

Dmaj7       C#m7               Bm7
All men are brothers until the day they die

It's a wonderful world.

A                F#m7    Bm7              E7sus4
Short People got nobody. Short people got nobody

A                F#m7        Bm7      E7sus4
short people got nobidy to lo - ove.  They got

A                A7/G
little baby legs and they stand so low

           D/F#                 F7
You got to pick them up just to say hello. They got

A                   A7/G
little cars that go beep beep beep. They got

D/F#                A7/G
little voices going peep peep peep. They got

A                         A7/G
grubby little fingers and dirty little minds

D/F#                  F7
They're gonna get you every time, well I

A     F#m7    Bm7   E7sus4
Don't want no short people   (x2)

A     F#m7    Bm7   E7sus4        A
Don't want no short people 'round here.

(Repeat Intro and fade)_

   LL   LL     LLL    LLL      Gil Steinbrecher
   LLL          LLL    LLL
    LLL  LLLL    LLL    LLL      gilis@techunix.technion.ac.il
      LL   LL     LLL    LLL

        "You're going to reap just what you sow..." (Lou Reed)
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New_Morning wrote on October 5 2007, 08:56 pm

First Class...

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Hanzlman wrote on February 5 2014, 04:44 pm

Great song, superb tab! Thanks Gil! I hope you're still out there (tab was posted in 1997)

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devin.ashtonbeaucage wrote on October 21 2015, 01:08 pm

The Bm7 shouldn't be minor. The D# in the chord is pretty clear to me and it moves towards an E. So you could replace that by a plain B7 or be a little more precise and add on the sus4 before moving on to the E7sus4. (B7 - B7 - B7-B7sus4 - - E7sus4. . .)
Sorry for the 18 year delay.

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