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            Mad Dogs and Englishmen  Noel Coward 
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Tabbed by: Mike Lydiat
E-mail: mike@docsworkshop.co.uk
Tuning:EADGBE

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VERSE CHORD SHAPES            CHORUS CHORD SHAPES             
   A G F E Bm7 E7 F#m C# Ab   A D Bm7 E7 E B7 A Amaj7 A7 B Bmaj7 B7 F#m C#7 Bm G9 A
e|-5-3-1-0-2---0--2---4--4--|-0-2-2---0--0-2--0-0-----0--2-2-----2--2---x---2--3--5-|
B|-5-3-1-0-3---3--2---6--4--|-2-3-3---3--0-0--2-2-----2--4-4-----4--2---2---3--3--5-|
G|-6-4-2-1-2---1--2---6--5--|-2-2-2---1--1-2--2-1-----0--4-3-----2--2---4---4--4--6-|
D|-7-5-3-2-4---0--4---6--6--|-2-0-4---0--2-1--2-2-----2--4-4-----4--4---3---4--5--7-|
A|-7-5-3-2-2---2--4---4--6--|-0-x-2---2--2-2--0-0-----0--2-2-----2--4---4---2--5--7-|
E|-5-3-1-0-2---0--2---4--4--|-x-x-2---0--0-x--x-x-----x--2-2-----2--2---x---2--3--5-|


[VERSE 1]
   A        G                F       E        A 
In tropical climes there are certain times of day
     E7      A          E7                  A                  Bm7     E7 
When all the citizens retire, to tear their clothes off and perspire.
A                 G              F       E      F#m
It's one of those rules that the biggest fools obey,
            C#             Ab             C#             Bm7   E7     A 
Because the sun is far too sultry and one must avoid its ultry-violet ray 
    A       G               F         E           F#m 
The natives grieve when the white men leave their huts,
  E7            A          E7         A   E   A
Because they're obviously, definitely nuts

[CHORUS 1]
A   D        A             Bm7        E7     A 
Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.
    E              A            B7               E 
The Japanese don't care to, the Chinese wouldn't dare to,
A  D       A                Bm7         E7    A 
Hindus and Argentines sleep firmly from 12 to one,
    E            B7       E    E7 
But Englishmen detest a siesta,
A           Amaj7            A7                    D
In the Philippines there are lovely screens, to protect you from the glare,
       B     Bmaj7            B7                          E 
In the Malay states there are hats like plates, which the Britishers won't wear,
   D       E       A                  F#m        C#7     F#m 
At twelve noon the natives swoon, and no further work is done
    Bm           A             G9                A 
But Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.


[VERSE 2]
     A         G             F       E       A 
It's such a surprise for the Eastern eyes to see,
     E7         A              E7                  A            Bm     E7 
That though the English are effete they're quite impervious to heat,
       A         G            F      E        F#m 
When a white man rides, every native hides in glee,
            C#               Ab             C#             Bm7   E7   A 
Because the simple creatures hope he will impale his solar topee on a tree.
    A           G                   F       E         F#m 
It seems such a shame that when the English claim the earth
     E7        A              E7         A     E    A
That they give rise to such hilarity and mirth 


[CHORUS 2]
A   D        A             Bm7        E7     A 
Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.
    E              A        B7                  E 
The smallest Malay rabbit deplores this foolish habit.
   A    D          A                  Bm7        E7      A 
In Hong Kong, they strike a gong, and fire off a noonday gun.
   E              B7            E        E7  
To reprimand each inmate, who's in late. 
       A      Amaj7          A7                     D
In the jungle town where the sun beats down, to the rage of man and beast,
    B       Bmaj7       B7                   E  
The English garb of the English sahib merely gets a bit more creased.
   D   E       A                    F#m         C#7       F#m 
In Bangkok, at twelve o'clock, they foam at the mouth and run,
    Bm           A             G9                A 
But Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.


[VERSE 3]
     A     G        F      E         A 
The Indian Raj is a region large and hot
      E7     A              E7                    A          Bm     E7 
Where tigers roam around in bands - the white man never understands 
         A        G             F       E         F#m 
When the noon-day sun makes the natives run, it's not
        C#       Ab              C#             Bm7          E7    A 
A good idea to ignore them or to simply quite deplore their Tommy A Rot
     A      G         F          E        F#m 
When sepoys and their wives flee from the sun,
     E7   A                     E7             A     E    A
The crazy white man thinks it's simply ripping fun           that . . .


[CHORUS 3]
A   D        A             Bm7        E7     A 
Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.
    E                A          B7         E  
The toughest Burmese bandit can never understand it.
   A  D        A               Bm7           E7      A 
In Rangoon the heat of noon is just what the natives shun.
     E                   B7            E        E7   
They put their scotch or rye down, and lie down.
       A        Amaj7            A7                    D
In the mangrove swamps where the python romps there is peace from twelve till two. 
     B   Bmaj7     B7                            E  
Even caribous lie around and snooze, for there's nothing else to do.
   D  E       A               F#m       C#7  F#m 
In Bengal, to move at all, is seldom if ever done,
    Bm           A             G9                                                      A 
But Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday, out in the midday, out in the midday sun.




 
   

            
            
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