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Foreign Affair ukulele

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FOREIGN AFFAIR (Tom Waits)
Album Foreign Affairs (1977)

Intro :G -Em7-Am7-A7 / G -Em7-Am7-A7-G

        G            Em7             Am7            A7
when traveling abroad in the continental style
              G                    Am7           A7     G-Em7-Am7-A7
it's my belief one must attempt to be discreet
        G                Em7                    Am7        A7
and subsequently bear in mind your transient position
     G                 Am7             A7     Em7
allows you a perspective that's unique 

                       Am7          A7            G                   Em7
and though you'll find your itinerary's a blessing and a curse
        Am7                 A7                  G       Em7
your wanderlust won't let you settle down
                Am7                A7                       G                Em7
and you'll wonder how you ever fathomed that you'd be content
             Am7                           A7       
to stay within the city limits of a small midwestern town
  
              G        Em7                   Am7                 A7
most vagabonds i knowed don't ever want to find the culprit
           G                     Em7              Am7         A7
that remains the object of their long relentless quest
         Em7               Em7           Am7             A7
the obsession's in the chasing and not the apprehending
           G                     Am7           A7   G-Em7-Am7-A7
the pursuit you see and never the arrest 

           B7                                   Em7                 A7
without fear of contradiction "bon voyage" is always hollered
         Am7               A7                         G     Em7
in conjunction with a handkerchief from shore
B7                                            Em7
by a girl that drives a rambler and furthermore
   A7            Am7                                        A7
is overly concerned that she won't see him anymore
     
                          G                   Em7
planes and trains and boats and buses
           Am7   A7  G                    Em7         Am7 A7-B7
characteristically evoke a common attitude of blue
   Em7                  Em7              Am7             A7
unless you have a suitcase and a ticket and a passport
            G                       Am7   A7      G-Em7-Am7-A7
and the cargo that they're carrying is you

               G Em7    Am7              A7
a foreign affair juxtaposed with a stateside
          G                                        Am7 A7
and domestically approved romantic fancy
       Em7        Em7               Am7                A7
is mysteriously attractive due to circumstances knowing
         G             Em7          Am7-A7-G
it will only be parlayed into a memory  

G-Em7-Am7-A7-G

            
            
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