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30th August 2001

PITY POOR ALFIE/FEVER by THE JAM

Pity Poor Alfie written by Paul Weller
Fever written by Davenport/Cooley

B-side to 'The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)' (1982)

Chords used:

Em:  022000     Am:  x02210    D7/F#: 2x0212
D:   xx0232     E:   022100
C:   x32013     Gm:  355333
Bm:  x24432     F:   133211
G:   3x0033     Eb:  xx5343

Em D C Bm (x2)

G                                 Am
 The streets of pleasure took you to the top
          D                       C         Am
But every light was red and every sign said stop
       C                      D
I felt so confined, just like glued to this spot, oh
G                        Am
 As were sleeping in the noon day sun
               D            C        Am
We escaped the test and the marathon run
    C                      C                 Em        D
And nobody heard and these muffled cries of "Alfie!"
C         Bm      Em     D  C
 We put a stop to that
Bm        Em    D C              Bm          Em        D C
Whoa, but Alfie,    I wish you'd please come back


Am
 So no one's hurt - we might have made it through
                D                                   Em
But now there's nothing left except the memories of you

D C Bm Em D C Bm

G                 Am
 With overflowing powerful woes
               D
'Cause there's real and fright
       C          Am        C
To the top of the stairs to find poor Alfie
    D
And blood stained letters

      D
Don't count for change
          C
And don't look for blame
              D
'Cause it's a fair exchange
        Em   D    C    Am     C
For the last adventure I have left

Am D

G Am D C Am C D

G                               Am
 'Cause we were sleeping in the noon day sun
     D                      C        Am
We escaped the test and the marathon run
    C                      D                 Em        D
And nobody heard and these muffled cries of "Alfie!"
C         Bm      Em     D C
 We put a stop to that
Bm       Em    D C             Bm          Em     D
 Oh, but Alfie,   I wish you'd please come back

C

Bm        Am
 Now it's gonna be hard for me to make it through
     D
When all that's left is the memories of
E                                   C
Nothing left except the memories of war and pain
       D
Please pity poor Alfie

Em D C Bm (x2)

     Em   D C       Bm      Em     D  C  Bm
Poor Alfie    put a stop to that
     Em   D C              Bm          Em        D   C  Bm
Poor Alfie    I wish you'd please come back
     Em   D C       Bm      Em     D  C  Bm
Poor Alfie    put a stop to that
        Em   D C              Bm          Em     D   C  Bm
Oh, but Alfie    I wish you'd please come back
     Em      D C Bm
Poor Alfie!

D

Gm                 F          Eb   D
 You'll never know how much I love you
Gm              F      Eb    D7/F#
 Never know how much I care
       Gm                F     Eb    D
'Cause when you put your arms around me
        Eb          D      Gm
I get a fever I can hardly bear
N.C.
You give me fever

Gm F Eb

         D
When you kiss me
Gm             F       Eb         D7/F#
Fever when you hold me tight
Gm     F           Eb D
 Fever through the daytime
        Eb        D           Gm
I get a fever all through the night

F Eb D

Gm          F      Eb D
 Sun lights up the daytime
Gm      F           Eb       D7/F#
 Moon lights up the night
Gm       F           Eb   D
 I light up when you kiss me
      Eb             D         Gm
And I know I'm gonna treat you right
N.C.
You give me fever

Gm F Eb

         D
When you kiss me
Gm             F       Eb     D7/F#
Fever when you hold me tight
Gm     F           Eb D
 Fever through the daytime
        Eb        D           Gm
I get a fever all through the night

F Eb D

Gm        F      Eb   D
 Bless my soul I love you
Gm       F       Eb        D7/F#
 Take me so far away
Gm          F    Eb         D
 Take these arms I'll never use
     Eb                 D             Gm
Just believe in what my words have to say
N.C.
You give me fever

Gm F Eb

         D
When you kiss me
Gm             F       Eb       D7/F#
Fever when you hold me tight
Gm     F           Eb D
 Fever through the daytime
        Eb        D           Gm
I get a fever all through the night
N.C.
You give me fever
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