Rock'N'Roll Survival Blues:The Rubettes. Album - Wear It's At - #32 Germany, #42 Netherlands on POLYDOR Records in 1974. INTRO: E Ebm A E Ebm E #1. E D E I was such a pleasant child til rock and roll. (rock and roll) E Abm Dbm Took away my peace of mind and my self control. (self control) A Soon I was so sure that I was God's great gift to a generation. Gb B I was surely bound to be a star. #2. E I bought myself a Fender and a Super Twin. (Super Twin) E Toughened up my vocal chords with Gordon's Gin. Abm E (Gordon's gin) A B Played around for months and never made the news. A B E Soon I had the rock and roll survival blues. #3. E I drove around from gig to gig in a rusty van. (rusty van) E Dreaming of a limousine and a livery man. (livery man) A Dbm A I simply couldn't understand why I was still the local standby. Gb B When I was heaven made to be a star. #4. E The years went by and still I'm on the same old scene. (same old scene) E Dbm E Never getting the publicity machine. (city machine) A D Dbm B Now, I knew what they meant about paying your dues. G E A E B E Cause I had the rock and roll survival blues. INTERLUDE: Em A D Em A D E A D E A D E D A Gbm E A D Em A E A D Am C D Am D Am D E A Em D G D Am B G A D B #5. E Em E The years went by the bands went by and I played on. (I played on) E I could not understand where I was going wrong. Dbm A Dbm A So, I split from the music city went to school in E Ebm Gb a northern backroom, just sat down and learned myself B A B the blues. #6. E Then I made a record and now here I am. (here I am) Em E I don't know how it happened but who gives a damn. (gives a damn) Dbm A Dbm B I only know I love you, now you got the news. A E B I ain't no rock and roll revival... OUTRO: A E B rock and roll revival.. E A B E rock and roll sur-vival......blues. Em A Em A..E Em...E A seventies smash from Kraziekhat.