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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.




            
            
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