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Anthony John Clarke - Sing A Chorus With Me - Album (2005)


1.  The Only Life Gloria Knows
2.  Of Course I Will
3.  Irish Eyes
4.  Smooth Old Talk
5.  If I'd Only Learned To Dance
6.  Between Midnight And Blue
7.  The Broken Years
8.  One Night Stand
9.  The Wrong Way Round
10. An Acquaintance Of Mine
11. Easy Piano
12. It Was All Rock And Roll Then
13. Tuesday Night Is Always Karaoke
14. Will You Sing A Chorus With Me



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Track 1 - The Only Life Gloria Knows


CAPO: 6th Fret



[Verse 1]
    C            G               Am        F
The smoke on the street from the hamburger stand, it's
C           G            F
Hurting her nose and her eyes
     C           G           Am        F
Each doorway's a bedroom for Gloria now
         C              G           F
And it's there that one day she may die


[Verse 2]
C             G          Am          F
She sells her papers without ( ? ? ) off her
    C            G           F
She sleeps every night in her clothes
C        G          Am       F
Gloria's out on the street tonight
         C         G      F
It's the only life Gloria knows


[Verse 3]
C                G             Am          F
Drinking, she'll dance for the man on her own, or
       C        G             F
She'll go for a ride in their car
        C               G                Am           F
And the seat's nice and warm when you've stood for so long
          C            G          F
And those men ain't so bad before dark


[Verse 4]
         C         G              Am          F
But they never pay much and their touch is so rough
     C             G           F
They say, she's no life in her soul
C        G          Am       F
Gloria's out on the street tonight
         C         G      F
It's the only life Gloria knows


[Verse 5]
    C           G               Am             F
Her days on the street wear the shoes from her feet
        C           G            F
And the wind puts a knife in her arm
    C                G        Am      F
She grabs at his throat and refuses a coat
       C             G            F
From a young man who means her no harm


[Verse 6]
C            G            Am        F
She loved to chat, if the kids will chat back
    C           G           F
But most of her time she's alone
C        G          Am       F
Gloria's out on the street tonight
         C         G      F
It's the only life Gloria knows


[Instrumental]
C  G  Am  F  C  G  F  (2x)


[Verse 7]
    C          G              Am           F
She misses her brother, can't speak to her mother
          C          G           F
Since her own father told her to go
C          G            Am               F
Evening is falling, she thinks about calling
    C           G              F
But something inside her says 'no'


[Verse 8]
    C                G           Am      F
She spends her loose change on a bottle again
C         G               F
Drinks it all down in one go
C        G          Am       F
Gloria's out on the street tonight
         C         G      F
It's the only life Gloria knows


[Verse 9]
        C          G            Am          F
There's trouble in life between husband and wife
        C            G               F
And the bad days can bring you right down
       C             G              Am          F
But be sure that you know where the little ones go
           C           G           F
And always have enough love to go 'round


[Verse 10]     (fade to end)
C      G           Am       F
Gloria sleeps in a doorway
        C              G           F
And the wind bites her fingers and toes
C        G          Am       F
Gloria's out on the street tonight
         C         G      F
It's the only life Gloria knows
C        G          Am       F
Gloria's out on the street tonight
         C         G      F
It's the only life Gloria knows
C        G          Am       F
Gloria's out on the street tonight
         C         G      F
It's the only life Gloria knows



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Track 2 - Of Course I Will


CAPO: 5th Fret



[Intro]
F   C   G  (2x)

[Verse 1]
                                                                     C
She had a stomach every bit as flat as the table that she danced on

A tattoo just below the knee
          G                                                            C
She could whistle every tune that I could play for her on the jukebox

And then she'd dance for me


[Chorus]
        F                    C
She was looking for an Irish lover
       G
With a twenty dollar bill
    F                        C
She asked me to show her the moon
           G               F   C   G
I said, of course I will


[Verse 2]
                                                                 C
Perhaps I was mistaken, she was cold, but I was taken in by her

The way she looked at me
    G                                                            C
She sat by the piano with a shot-glass in her hand, and then she

Turned and spoke to me


[Chorus]
    F                      C
She asked me if I knew old Logan
          G
I said, I know him well
    F                        C
She asked me to show her the moon
           G               F
I said, of course I will


[Bridge]
             C           G          F
She moved on up on the piano stool
         C         G
Inviting me to sit down on it
           F               C          G
She said, "I just won this piano in a poker game
          F              C                  G        F
How'd you like to be the first song I write on it?"


[Chorus]
                C
I was her Irish lover
        G
I had a twenty dollar bill
    F                        C
She asked me to show her the moon
           G
I said, of course I will


[Instrumental]
F   C   G  (4x)


[Verse 3]

She said I made her smile, she let me stay with her awhile
           C                              G
And with my (? Code Michael red I said?)

She gave me tea, she gave me breakfast
  C                                      F
A book about some captain's (?Marmolet?)


[Chorus]
                C
I was her Irish lover
       G
With a twenty dollar bill
    F                        C
She asked me to show her the moon
           G
I said, of course I will
    F                        C
She asked me to show her the moon
           G
I said, of course I will
    F                        C
She asked me to show her the moon
           G
I said, of course I will


[Outro]   (fade to end)
F   C   G  (2x)



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Track 3 - Irish Eyes



[Intro]
C  Dm  Em  F  C    G

[Verse 1]
       C              Dm
John's family, it was everything
        Em                F
And the children were his life
        C                                  G
And the neighbours always spoke of John so well
             C                    Dm
For once the cards stacked in his favour
        Em             F
And the offer came his way
       C                      G                 C      G
Twenty pounds for one night's work, he might as well


[Verse 2]
                             C
John drove his lorry down an empty road
     F                 C                G
From Carryduff through Saintfield, Tollymore
         C                 Dm
But they found poor John's body
       Em                 F
On the side of the lonely road
        C                    G                 C     Dm  Em  F  C    G
And the neighbours heard the police tap on the door


[Verse 3]
          C                    Dm
Well, the police they took the phone call
        Em                   F
It said there'd been some mistake
     C                            G
And apologies were sent to all concerned
           C                      Dm
Two hooded men had stopped John's lorry
       Em                 F
On the side of the lonely road
          C               G                 C      G
But their bullet had been meant for someone else


[Verse 4]
                            C
John's family tried to understand it
     F                    C                     G
They prayed in church for strength to pull them through
    C                  Dm
But they'd been seeing lorries
       Em                  F
On the sides of the lonely roads
     C               G             C     G
From Nineteen Sixty-Nine to Ninety-Two


[Chorus]
                                  C
This ain't no precious song about Ireland
   F                 C
So don't you dare mistake it
                                                G
For the ones that you whistle when you're going home
             C                 Dm
It's not all leaving from some harbour
             Em           F
It's not all step into my parlour
           C               G                  C    Dm  Em  F  C    G
Why should Irish Eyes keep smiling through it all?


[Verse 5]
            C           Dm
Well, there were investigations
     Em             F
Five minutes on the news
        C                                  G
And the mass card wore a picture of John's face
          C        Dm
There was outrage
    Em             F
Two letters in the paper
    C                 G                     C      G
And both sides of the fence, they sensed disgrace


[Verse 6]
                            C
And sure enough there were elections
  F              C                  G
Familiar cowboys tried to steal the show
    C                 Dm
Men spoke of changing attitudes
      Em             F
While thirteen tired platitudes
       C                    G             C      G
Pushed hope and poor John's lorry off the road


[Chorus]
                                  C
This ain't no precious song about Ireland
   F                 C
So don't you dare mistake it
                                                G
For the ones that you whistle when you're going home
             C                 Dm
It's not all leaving from some harbour
             Em           F
It's not all step into my parlour
           C               G
Why should Irish Eyes keep smiling?
           C               G                  C    Dm  Em  F  C    G
Why should Irish Eyes keep smiling through it all?



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Track 4 - Smooth Old Talk


*****DO NOT ADD STRUMMING PATTERNS TO MY TABS*****


Anthony John Clarke - Smooth Old Talk



[Intro]
D7  G  C  G  D7  G

[Verse 1]
                        D7
I write songs about politicians
G                C
Corruption and sedition
   G                          D7
My songs they tiptoe over the line
   G          D7
My lecture in aptness
   G              C
My political incorrectness
    G                D7              G
Mea culpa, all these songs, they are mine


[Verse 2]
  B7
I may reach a crescendo
       Em
With a touch of innuendo
  A                     D
I throw in an item of news
            G               D7
There'll be songs of deep depression
       G       C
Like a karaoke session
      G          D7         G
And I might do a song about you


[Interlude]
C  G  D7  G


[Verse 3]
                               D7
There'll be one for my friend, Lorna
    G                     C
She lives just 'round the corner
    G                              D7
Now Lorna only ever listens to the blues
       G                   D7
I have one for a friend in Chester
      G                  C
Whose particular friend, Lester
         G              D7          G
Has just left him to go back on the booze


[Verse 4]
     B7
This over way inquisition
       Em
I'm an incompetent magician
  A                       D
I fail to saw my woman in two
      G           D7
While acting arty-tarty
        G                   D7
At some late-night tinker's party
     G             D7         G
So I might do this song about you


[Chorus 1]
                        D7                G
But I want to know what brings you here tonight
                                      D7
I want to know what brings you here tonight
         G
You see, I'm up here, you're over there
          C
Well, you could be home in your easy-chair
G                   D7                G
I want to know what brings you here tonight


[Chorus 2]
            C
Was it some smooth old talk?
           G
Or did you just take the dog for a big long walk?
   C                                  D7
Or did you just sneak out behind your wife?
N.C.
Oh no, you would not do that
G
I want to know, I want to know
C
I want to know, I want to know
G                   D7                G
I want to know what brings you here tonight


[Instrumental]
C  G  D7  G   (3x)


[Verse 5]
                      D7
Singing on right, for nada
      G                  C
Being seven years old in Ireland
      G                            D7
And I won the great big kish and romance
     G                       D7
That time in the café on the coast road
       G                   C
When delicious Sister Mary Joseph
       G            D7              G                     B7
Sidled up to me and begged me for a dance (there ye are)


[Verse 6]

There was the pretty little acrobat
            Em
She gave me peppermint tea and a pretty little hat
A                                D
She did fifteen cartwheels on my floor
         G             D7
That's a topic not too cosy
      G                     D7
For a big jack-queen called Rosy
      G              D7                   G
Who's never heard or cried, "Collect them all!"


[Chorus 1]
                        D7                G
But I want to know what brings you here tonight
                                      D7
I want to know what brings you here tonight
         G
You see, I'm up here, you're over there
          C
Well, you could be home in your easy-chair
G                   D7                G
I want to know what brings you here tonight


[Chorus 2]
            C
Was it some smooth old talk?
G
Hey, take the dog for a walk
   C                                  D7
Or did you just sneak out behind your wife?
N.C.
For the fifth time this week, baby
G
I want to know, I want to know
C
I want to know for sure
G                   D7                G      C  G  D7
I want to know what brings you here tonight



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Track 5 - If I'd Only Learned To Dance


CAPO: 1st Fret



[Intro]
G  D  Em  G  C  D  G  {2x)

[Verse 1]
                   D             Em                     G           C
The bar was pretty early and the storefronts, they were still lit up
                   D                  G
I took the time to sit with you awhile
                      D                Em               G       C
We talked about those Dixie Chicks and movies from the 'sixties
                      D             G
We ordered some food, relish on the side


[Verse 2]
  C             G             D         G
I hung on every word that you said to me
  C                G                D      G
I laughed at every joke and ordered beer
            D                    Em          G  C
Didn't understand where you were coming from
                   D      G
I really hoped you end up here


[Interlude]
Am  G  D    Am  G  D    G


[Verse 3]
                      D               Em          G
You looked about, the clock above the powder room
    C                   D              G
You tapped your feet in time to Johnny Saint
                D                  Em            G          C
A little mirror in your purse, you dropped it, I caught it
                          D             G
You fixed your makeup and combed your hair


[Verse 4]
    C               G                    D             G
One second you were sitting here and the next you were gone
   C                   G               D
He spun you 'round the floor without a care
  G                D                 Em        G
I didn't exactly know where you were going to
      C               D          G
But I really hoped to join you there


[Chorus]
       Am              G                 D
If I'd only learned to dance, I could be loving you
       Am              G               D
If I'd only learned to dance, we'd be away
       G               D/F#                Em                         C
If I'd only learned to dance, you would be lying in these arms tonight
                D             G
That'll have to be another day


[Instrumental]
Am  G  D  (4x)  G


[Bridge]
                         D
I heard it, so the story goes
   Em                  G                C
We shine the shoes and wear the clothes
           D              G
Slick your hair back, fine
                  D
The music slips into your soul
      Em               G             C
Be it New Age waltzes, Rock 'n' Roll
         D        G
The body moves in time


[Verse 5]
  C                G               D       G
I tell myself each morning, "Well, I'll do that"
  C               G               D
I tell myself one million times a day
       G               D/F#              Em         D  C   G
If I'd only learned to dance, I could be loving you
       G               D/F#              Em         D  C   G
If I'd only learned to dance, I could be loving you
       G               D/F#                Em                    C     D  G
If I'd only learned to dance, you could be lying in these arms tonight



[Chorus]
       Am              G                 D
If I'd only learned to dance, I could be loving you
       Am              G               D
If I'd only learned to dance, we'd be away
       G               D/F#                Em                    C     D  G
If I'd only learned to dance, you could be lying in these arms tonight


[Outro}
G  D/F#  Em  D  C  D  G



==================================================================


Track 6 - Between Midnight And Blue


CAPO: 3rd Fret



[Intro]
Em  C  Em  C  Em

[Verse 1]
                  Asus2       D
I believe in love, affection
        D/F#             Bm   G
I now believe in you and me
                Em               C
I believe that words with music
                       B7    Em
Can make all blind men see


[Verse 2]
                             Asus2                   D
And though I can't say that I would ever die for love
       D/F#            Bm   G
Or put mine up for sale
                            Em               C
How come I twist and turn in all directions
                      B7    Em
Must be that Libran Scale


[Verse 3]
                           Asus2        D
If I have no need for locks upon my door
           D/F#            Bm   G
How come I fear the open sea?
                      Em
Don't you just love coincidence
C                                  B7   Em
Blues songs, with many, the key of D


[Verse 4]
                              Asus2
The sweetest picture, should I ever take it
         D               D/F#        Bm     G
Would be dancers dancing dances at a ball
                           Em              C
Forbidden love in all those smiling faces
                       B7
Better than no love at all


[Chorus]
       E                   Asus4  B7              E
It was one of those particular  moments in my life
                  Asus2            B7
Somewhere between midnight and blue
E            Asus2     B7          E
Two in the morning without any warning
Asus2          B7           C#m   F#m   B7    Em
I fell back in love with you


[Verse 6]
                  Asus2                      D
She was gathering clothes, quietly moving around
          D/F#                   Bm                     G
She never seemed to take a moment, a little time for herself
                           Em                    C
Just to stop and do nothing, get back to her book
                            B7    Em
Or let me pour a glass of wine


[Verse 7]
                                Asus2                D
And as her hand brushed my table, well, I took it in mine
    D/F#           Bm                              G
She looked in my eyes, she whispered, "You're tired
                          Em                      C
Perhaps we should lie down, I'll go and find some Berlioz
                            B7
A little sleep and we'll be fine"


[Chorus]
       E                   Asus4  B7              E
It was one of those particular  moments in my life
                  Asus2            B7
Somewhere between midnight and blue
E            Asus2     B7          E
Two in the morning without any warning
Asus2          B7           C#m   F#m   B7
I fell back in love with you


[Chorus]
       E                   Asus4  B7              E
It was one of those particular  moments in my life
                  Asus2            B7
Somewhere between midnight and blue
E            Asus2     B7          E
Two in the morning without any warning
Asus2          B7           C#m   F#m   B7    Em
I fell back in love with you



==================================================================


Track 7 - The Broken Years


CAPO: 6th Fret



[Intro]
Em  C  G  D/F#  Em    G

[Verse 1]
                                    D
The whole family's sitting watching TV
    Em                            C       G
The only thing that makes me feel better
                     D
And no one plays the radio
    Em             C
The news is always bad


[Verse 2]
    G                                D
The kids, they've been keeping daddy up all night
Em                C
Rock 'n' Rolling, shouting, fighting
  G                      D
Tomorrow is the marching season
      Em                   C
We'll meet at the roundabout


[Chorus]
          Em              C
I want to eat at the same table
          G              D
I want to break the same bread
          C                G
I want to march down the same streets
          Am               D
I want to hear the same bands
          Em            C
I want to sing the same songs
          G            D
I want to say the same prayers
  C             G        D      G
Together we can mend the broken years


[Verse 3]
                              D
Jimmy would get married in September
Em                             C       G
First of all he had to write a letter
                 D
Requesting dispensation
        Em                  C
Just to be with the girl he loved
           G                   D
And in the end, hardly anybody came
Em                                C        Am
Mother' side all blamed it on the weather
      D              G
Three cheers for the broken years


[Chorus]
          Em              C
I want to eat at the same table
          G              D
I want to break the same bread
          C                G
I want to march down the same streets
          Am               D
I want to hear the same bands
          Em            C
I want to sing the same songs
          G            D
I want to say the same prayers
  C             G        D      G
Together we can mend the broken years


[Instrumental]
G  D  Em  C  G  D  Em  C  G  D  Em  C  Am  D  G


[Verse 4]
                  D
Connor's late for school again
     Em                               C       G
He's out of breath and running at the double
           D
Get his education
          Em                 C
He had to take the long way 'round
    G                            D
For even if he stayed out on the main road
Em                             C        Am
Chances are he'd run into some trouble
      D              G
Three cheers for the broken years


[Verse 5]
                                   D
With all the pretty colours on the pavement
    Em                                     C
The green and gold that lighten through it all
    G                               D
And all the little broken shops and houses
           Em                           C
With those badly spelled slogans on the wall
        G                       D
It's no wonder that everybody's leaving
        Em                        C    Am
It's no wonder at all, at all, at all
      D              G
Three cheers for the broken years


[Chorus]
          Em              C
I want to eat at the same table
          G              D
I want to break the same bread
          C                G
I want to march down the same streets
          Am               D
I want to hear the same bands
          Em            C
I want to sing the same songs
          G            D
I want to say the same prayers
  C             G        D      G       Em
Together we can mend the broken years


[Chorus]
                C
Eat at the same table
G              D
Break the same bread
C                G
March down the same streets
Am               D
Hear the same bands
Em            C
Sing the same songs
G            D
Say the same prayers
  C             G        D      G
Together we can mend the broken years


[Outro]
Em  C  G  D/F#  Em



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Track 8 - One Night Stand


CAPO: 2nd Fret



[Intro]
B7   Em     B7 Em    B7     Em  Am    Em    B7    Em     B7

[Verse 1]
Em
Damp dress, don't stress, stick it in the hot-press
                             B7
Let me take you dancing at a nightclub

Nice shirt, tight suit, lose the purple high-boot
                           Em
Shed a pound or two in the hot-tub


[Chorus]
   Am
He said he'd call over, but you knew he wouldn't make it
       Em
And he said he'd made you happy, but I think you knew he faked it
       B7
It was always on a plate and all he had to do was take it

And he took it and he took it and he took it and he took it

Took it and he took it and he took it and he took it


[Verse 2]
Em
Tell me that he's just hook-up because he's busy
                                B7
And he'll call me up again some night

Tell me that he's flown away to Tokyo on business
                                      Em
For the most important meeting of his life


[Verse 3]
Am
Tell me that he loves the piece of paper that I gave him
        Em
When he kissed me on the lips last night
    B7
And tell me that he thinks about me every single evening
                                     Em      B7
When he stumbles into bed beside his wife


[Verse 4]
Em
Great hat, cool flat, don't you have a cute cat
                             B7
A little boy, ginger, if you fancy

There's nothing on the TV, take the paper, look and see
                                   Em
I'll ring and book a table down at Nancy's


[Chorus]
    Am
You only see a movie if Johnny Depp is in it
        Em
And you buy yourself a new dress, wear it once and then you bin it
        B7
And you get your weekly ticket, but you know you'll never win it

'Cause he took it and he took it and he took it and he took it

Took it and he took it and he took it and he took it


[Verse 5]
Em
Bring me toast and coffee every Sunday when I wake up
                                  B7
And I'll love you 'til the end of time

Let me wear your favourite yellow jumper when I want to
                                      Em
And I'll never tell your friends it's mine


[Verse 6]
Am
Tell me that you meant the things you whispered to me sweetly
         Em
When you kissed me on the lips last night
    B7
And tell me that he thinks about me every single evening
                                     Em      B7
When he stumbles into bed beside his wife


[Instrumental]
Em    B7     Em  Am    Em    B7    Em     B7


[Verse 7]
Em
Cut cash, don't dash, ooh, the silver looks flash
                                B7
Push your little buzzer on your night-line

Cab late, why wait, never saw such luxury
                                    Em
Give the boys a ring and tell them, white wine


[Chorus]
   Am
He said he'd call over, but you knew he wouldn't make it
       Em
And he said he'd made you happy, but I think you knew he faked it
       B7
It was always on a plate and all he had to do was take it

And he took it and he took it and he took it and he took it

Took it and he took it and he took it and he took it


[Verse 8]
Em
Bring me toast and coffee every Sunday when I wake up
                                  B7
And I'll love you 'til the end of time

Let me wear your favourite yellow jumper when I want to
                                      Em
And I'll never tell your friends it's mine


[Verse 9]
Am
Tell me that you meant the things you whispered to me sweetly
         Em
When you kissed me on the lips last night
    B7
And tell me that he thinks about me every single evening
                                     Em
When he stumbles into bed beside his wife
B7
Tell me that he thinks about me every single evening
                                     Em     B7
When he stumbles into bed beside his wife


[Outro]
Em    B7     Em  Am    Em    B7    Em



==================================================================


Track 9 - The Wrong Way Round


CAPO: 5th Fret



[Intro]
C

[Verse 1]
                        E7       C
Jesus strolled on Royal Avenue
                              F          Dm
The church was closed, Sunday afternoon
            F6             Dm
He had some tea, he had to join the queue
            G                  C/G  G   C
He said, "I don't mind waiting"


[Verse 2]
                          E7             C
He took his teacup and he found a seat
                            F                  Dm
He stretched his legs across that busy street
           F6               Dm
To watch a starling jump at things to eat
          G                  C/G  G   C
They just don't mind waiting


[Pre-Chorus]
                  G      F              C  D
And he wrote this song on Christmas day
                     G
With all his candles burning


[Chorus]
    C              G                 B7        Em
"My people are not speaking, there's something wrong
      C                 G                  B7        Em
And I thought that my returning might have made them strong
         C                G               B7        Em
And that Jingle Bells and jangle, I don't know that song
            Am                       D        C
But they're playing it the wrong way round"


[Verse 3]
                        E7           C
Jesus rose up, tried to take a bus
                                F            C Dm
He had no change, oh, there was such a fuss
           F6                 Dm
I think he stood 'bout two in front of us
            G                  C/G  G   C
He said, "I don't mind waiting"


[Verse 4]
                                E7              C
He heard the brass band playing on the street
                                F               C Dm
He tapped good time out to that Christmas beat
                      F6                 Dm
And the way the woman stared down at his hands and at his feet
           G                 C/G  G   C
Well, that took some beating


[Pre-Chorus]
                  G      F              C  D
And he wrote this song on Christmas day
                     G
There in all his glory


[Chorus]
    C              G                 B7        Em
"My people are not speaking, there's something wrong
      C                 G                  B7        Em
And I thought that my returning might have made them strong
         C                G               B7        Em
And that Jingle Bells and jangle, I don't know that song
            Am                       D
But they're playing it the wrong way round"


[Bridge]
      G                 D/F#            G                 D/F#
So he went in search of wise men and he tried to find the manger
   G                 D/F#              G                  D/F#
He went in search of lonely shepherds, shagging kings and angels
    Bb                                    A
But all he found was a loneliness, and he felt like such a stranger
          D                            G
He said, "Everything's the wrong way round"


[Interlude]
C  G  G/Bb  A  Dm C G C G     C


[Verse 5]
                                       E7              C
He checked the shops out, strolled the bright arcades
                               F          Dm
He ripped his white cloak on a barricade
             F6                   Dm
The rolls of barbed-wire made him feel afraid
    G             C/G  G   C
And he was crying


[Verse 6]
                             E7           C
A woman touched him once and then again
                                         F                Dm
Her hair was long and beautiful, but her face was plain
           F6         Dm
"Could you be my Mary Magdalene?
         G                   C/G  G   C
Well, at least you're crying"


[Verse 7]
                           E7            C
He stopped to look, he was clearly lost
                         F             Dm
The botanic gardens on a Winter frost
           F6           Dm
He saw his image frozen on a cross
   G              C/G  G   C
Of Winter bracken


[Verse 8]
                      E7          C
Children playing by a tiny lake
                                F             Dm
An infant shouted out, "Ah, fe' Jesus' sake!"
                  F6          Dm
He knew then he'd made such a great mistake
            G               C/G  G   C
And he just kept on walking


[Pre-Chorus]
                G       F             C  D
There's no such thing as Christmas day
                    G
No Jingle Bells, no jangle


[Chorus]
     C               G                B7       Em
"The empty church is shivering, those empty songs
        C                G              B7         Em
And the way the children try to stay up, all night long
         C                   G                       B7       Em
But it's not me that they're waiting for, no, that's all long gone
    Am                           D
And everything's the wrong way round"


[Outro]
C  G  G/Bb  A  Dm C G C G  (2x)



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Track 10 - An Acquaintance Of Mine


CAPO: 3rd Fret



[Intro]
C  G/B  Am  C/G  F  C  G

[Verse 1]
     C              G/B     Am           C
He's out on the road now, a quarter past nine
Dm7      C              F            G
His destination, it's a way down the line
              C             G/B          Am            C
He's done his fair share of talking, his fare share of time
       Dm7     G
And he know


[Verse 2]
      C                 G/B       Am           C
As he kicks off the dust from the place he has been
  Dm7             C            F          G
A white car pulls over, and as he bundles in
      C              G/B      Am           C
I see lines on his face, grey hairs on his chin
       Dm7     G
And he know


[Chorus]
       C         G/B         Am            C
He's a winner, a loser, an acquaintance of mine
       F           C                G
He's a page from a novel, she's the dust on his wine bottle
C          G/B          Am        C     Dm7   G
He's never early, she's rarely on time


[Instrumental]
C  G/B  Am  C/G  F  C  G


[Verse 3]
   C              G/B        Am       C
He stops from his travels, a lonely hotel
     Dm7            C            F            G
Puts four suitcases down, gently rings on the bell
        C       G/B          Am           C
And the lady is smiling, she knows him so well
    F          C          G
And he follows her in the hall


[Verse 4]
             C           G/B        Am          C
To where the carpets are faded, the windows are stained
    Dm7           C          F      G
The portraits are hung in Victorian frames
       C           G/B         Am           C
And he touches her face as she whispers his name
         Dm7     G
And they know


[Chorus]
       C         G/B         Am            C
He's a winner, a loser, an acquaintance of mine
       F           C                G
He's a page from a novel, she's the dust on his wine bottle
C          G/B          Am        C     Dm7   G
He's never early, she's rarely on time


[Instrumental]
C  G/B  Am  C/G  F  C  G  (2x)


[Verse 5]
   C            G/B         Am           C
He wakes in the morning and she is still there
    Dm7          C             F              G
Her shoes on the floor and her clothes on the chair
         C           G/B            Am          C
He tries hard not to wake her as he touches her hair
        Dm7     G
It's as though


[Verse 6]
    C             G/B           Am            C
The wall clock is broken, so he keeps his own time
   Dm7            C              F        G
He knows that she loves him, one day at a time
        C            G/B             Am       C
And her breathing is sweet love in a Burgundy wine
         Dm7     G
And they know


[Verse 7]
         C          G/B                Am          C
There is no need to speak out, there's no one else there
 Dm7            C          F             G
Alone words are only loose shapes in the air
    C          G/B              Am           C
And she may be sleeping, but at least she is there
        Dm7     G
And she knows


[Chorus]
       C         G/B         Am            C
He's a winner, a loser, an acquaintance of mine
       F           C                G
He's a page from a novel, she's the dust on his wine bottle
C          G/B          Am        C     Dm7   G
He's never early, she's rarely on time


[Chorus]
       C         G/B         Am            C
He's a winner, a loser, an acquaintance of mine
       F           C                G
He's a page from a novel, she's the dust on his wine bottle
C          G/B          Am        C     Dm7   G   F   C
He's never early, she's rarely on time



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Track 11 - Easy Piano


CAPO: 1st Fret



[Intro]
F  C  Dm7   G     C

[Verse 1]
             Em     F        G  C
You left the room so quietly
                      Em             Dm7           G  C
I thought I heard you whisper, but I can't be sure
          Em            F          G  C
You spread our things so carefully
     Em         F     G  C
Some mine, some yours


[Verse 2]
             Em     F        G  C
You left the room so quietly
           Em               F            G  C
Is that you singing, or the wind outside?
      Em           Dm7                 G
I can hear you, ah no, must be mistaken
     C                             Em            F           G
It's just sometimes I think you've only slipped away to hide


[Interlude]
F  C  Dm7   G     C


[Verse 3]
         Em                      F                 G    C
One more year, you said, and hey, then you'd leave him
               Em              F             G  C
Perhaps get to spend a bit more time with me
           Em                      Dm7             G
Write that book of yours, and with luck, volunteer
        C                Em           F           G  C
To keep all those little promises you promised me


[Verse 4]
             Em               F                 G    C
The postman, he still asks, politely, how I'm doing
               Em                       F                  G  C
I'm sure I saw some junk mail with your name on, in his bag
        Em                Dm7                     G    C
And the dog still wonders, where the hell you went to
             Em                   F     G
And when her best friend's coming back


[Interlude]
F  C  Dm7   G     C


[Verse 5]
                Em               F         G  C
And here's that book of songs for easy piano
            Em            F             G  C
The bass guitar you had no time to play
            Em               Dm7          G      C
That little snowy globe from rainy County Sligo
                 Em           F      G  C
The one when you shake it, it plays


[Verse 6]
                 Em         F           G      C
A picture of the island we never got to go to
             Em            F              G  C
The tape you made for me on Christmas day
                Em                      Dm7                G
And that little garden bird, it's still pecking at your window
        C                    Em                F        G  C
Ah, you should have seen the way he looked at me today


[Verse 7]
             Em        F        G  C
That book of songs for easy piano
            Em                F         G  C
The hat you bought and wore on Saturday
             Em            Dm7            G  C
One cup, one saucer, one occasional table
              Em                  F          G
The one you occasionally tried to throw away


[Instrumental]
F  C  Dm7   G
C  Em  F  G  (4x)
F  C  Dm7   G     C


[Verse 8]
                  Em              F            G        C
And for all those kisses that you never got to give me
              Em               F                   G   C
And all those places you never ever got to go with me
              Em             Dm7               G
And all those songs that you never got to sing me
     C                 Em              F     G  C
Even once, and all the words you never said


[Verse 9]
                   Em           F         G  C
I'll keep that book of songs for easy piano
            Em            F             G  C
The bass guitar you had no time to play
            Em               Dm7             G   C
That little snowy globe from rainy County Sligo
        Em                F  G
I still shake it, it plays


[Outro]
F  C  Dm7   G     C



==================================================================


Track 12 - It Was All Rock And Roll Then


CAPO: 3rd Fret



[Intro]
C    G  C

[Verse 1]
                                            F          C
I used to spend my time singing beneath the old pier
                                       F       C
I liked to watch all the shapes on the shore
                             F           C
My very best friend, maybe a cold beer
                     F
You, sleeping my radio


[Pre-Chorus]
         C
You were strong enough
                                     F
You'd walk in any room and you could act so tough


[Chorus]
                C
Oh, I wanted to be like that
                           F
You even looked good in my cowboy hat
           G
It was all rock 'n' roll then
           C              C7    C
It was all rock 'n' roll


[Verse 2]
                                   F            C
We were Northern boys, came from a small town
                                   F       C
The same cool jackets and the same girls
                                  F            C
Two old record players and two guitar straps
                                     F
You lived in my house and I lived in yours


[Pre-Chorus]
         C
You were good enough
                                             F
We met these boys and girls who played, they slapped you up


[Chorus]
                C
Oh, I wanted to play like that
                      F
But all I had was the cowboy hat
           G
It was all rock 'n' roll then
           C
It was all rock 'n' roll


[Instrumental]
C  C7   C  G  C


[Verse 3]
                            F            C
I stayed at home, you went away, south
                                         F      C
It's hard to get to see you in a cabaret band
                           F          C
You had a child, you had a daughter
                                    F
She must be really proud of her old man


[Chorus]
                C
Oh, I wanted to live like that
                           F
I gave your little girl my cowboy hat
           G
It was all rock 'n' roll then
           C              C7    C
It was all rock 'n' roll


[Interlude]
C      G
           C
It was all rock 'n' roll


[Verse 4]
                              F           C
He made a little cash for his own place
                              F      C
Just a stone's throw from the pier
                              F         C
Time I called, he changed the jukebox
                           F
Country music and American beer


[Chorus]
                   C
Oh, I wish I could live like that
                       F
Even bought his broken cowboy hat
         G
It's all rock 'n' roll now
         C               G
It's all rock 'n' roll
         C
It's all rock 'n' roll


[Outro]
C      G   C



==================================================================


Track 13 - Tuesday Night Is Always Karaoke


CAPO: 4th Fret



[Intro]
Em    A  Em    D

[Verse 1]
    Em                            C
The wind blew so cold against the west coast of Ireland
     D                          Em
That Rita would not go into the water
                            C
Picture the scene, mothers, fathers, ice-creams
D                                    Em
Huddled 'round their little sons and daughters


[Verse 2]
          G                 D/F#           Em
Well, the rain it cut right through me, it kept on pouring down
  C              D                                Em
I found a little hotel bar on the harbour side of town
  G                                   D               Em
I said I’d play for nothing since the tourists was in town
    G                D          Em
But Tuesday night is always karaoke


[Chorus]
C                D          Em
Tuesday night is always karaoke
C                D          Em
Tuesday night is always karaoke


[Verse 3]
    Em                             C
Oasis all the rage, "I'm down from Gorgy", climbed on stage
             D                                 Em
And he could hardly hold the mike for all that brandy
                                      C
He intro'ed far too late and poor old Sally had to wait
     D                                      Em
Rita hollered that some words would come in handy


[Verse 4]
G               D/F#        Em
Fathers pushing mothers up against the microphone
C               D                     Em
Sisters goading brothers, "Won't you leave the lad alone
      G                                  D               Em
And a priest from (?Nukarada?) shook his head and headed home
       G                D          Em
'Cause Tuesday night is always karaoke


[Chorus]
C                D          Em
Tuesday night is always karaoke
C                D          Em
Tuesday night is always karaoke


[Verse 5]
        G            D/F#            Em
There's only karaoke, on every scone
    C                D                               Em
The whistles and the fiddles and the bodhran stay at home
        G                               D       Em
I never heard a single mandolin or an accordion drone
       G                D          Em
'Cause Tuesday night is always karaoke


[Verse 6]
Em                              C
Jim turned Kyle Fergus with his eyes shut, lips are pursing
D                                   Em
John boy, he passed out at the next table
                                    C
Smokey Mountain Sweet, what came is good enough to eat
    D                                  Em
Jim tried to sing in tune, but was not able


[Verse 7]
    G                                  D/F#            Em
And people stood on chairs and tables, rocking to them all
C             D                                   Em
Knocking over nuns and children, laughing as they fall
    G                             D                Em
And Sister Mary Joseph, she's the biggest drunk of all
      G                 D              Em
Those singing nuns just love their Karaoke


[Chorus]
    C                D          Em
And Tuesday night is always karaoke


[Verse 7]
                         C
Hectic and electric, Casanova he's dyslexic
      D                           Em
A wee Sligo Suzanne Vega sang "Marlene"
                                    C
A coach load from Galway, cut their tour date, singing "My Way"
     D                           Em
Vigo did the stupid dance in Macarena


[Verse 8]
        G                    D/F#                Em
And the priest appeared from nowhere with "Those Fields That Often Rye"
      C                  D                      Em
And a Welshman murdered "Vincent" and "American Pie"
      G                                      D            Em
And a fight broke out when someone said, his lady must be dry
    G             D               Em
But no one really cares, it's karaoke


[Chorus]
    C                D          Em
And Tuesday night is always karaoke


[Verse 9]
                                                   C
There were fiddlers from Ross Trevor who'd like so much, they'd stay forever
    D                              Em
And Sister Mary Joseph stood there screaming
                                                 C
She lifted up her skirt, she grabbed the nearest priest, she began to flirt
        D                                             Em
And the tour guide said, "They offered me a job, am I dreaming"


[Verse 10]
         G                 D/F#             Em
Then the police arrived in wagons like some extras from The Sting
         C              D                    Em
And they called for reinforcements, as their mobile phones did ring
     G                                         D                        Em
They shouted at her, "Hey, Sister Mary Joseph, do you know what time it is?"

And she said, "No, but you hum it and I'll sing"


[Chorus]
      C                D          Em
Cause Tuesday night is always karaoke
C                D          Em
Tuesday night is always karaoke


[Verse 11]
                               C
"Get thee to a nunnery", cried Father Michael Tullery
     D                              Em
Your behaviour here tonight is sacrilegious
                                          C
Sister Mary Joseph took the floor and the crowd all called for more
        D                            Em         G
And old Barry Manilow covers were contagious


[Verse 12]
                D/F#              Em
They took their lighters and they waved them in the air
      C                           D           Em     G
She'd gone on stage to strut her "Londonderry Air"
             D      Em
She tore her habit, there's her underwear
      G                 D              Em
Those singing nuns just love their Karaoke


[Chorus]
    C                D          Em
And Tuesday night is always karaoke


[Verse 13]
                             C
Oh, there's only karaoke, on every scone
    D                                Em
The whistles and the fiddles and the bodhran stay at home
                                        C
I never heard a single mandolin or an accordion drone
       D                           Em
'Cause Tuesday night is always karaoke


[Chorus]
C                D          Em
Tuesday night is always karaoke
C                D          Em
Tuesday night is always karaoke



==================================================================


Track 14 - Will You Sing A Chorus With Me


CAPO: 3rd Fret



[Intro]
D

[Verse 1]
    G
Sometimes the words stand out against the music
              D7
Sometimes the music stands alone

The tunes can just fly in from places far away
                  G                          C
Sometimes they're born right here at home


[Verse 2]
                             Am7
They may be gentle, meek and mild
                               D7       C
Guide you exactly where you're going
                         Am7
Then again, wondrously wild
                      D         D7
With no silver lining showing


[Chorus 1]
         G
Will you sing a chorus with me?

Will you do that last thing for me?
                                      D
It's the only way I know that we're alright
                          D7
Sing a chorus with me and whisper it to me sweetly
                                         G
Put your arms around me, hold your lover tight


[Chorus 2]

Oh, sing a chorus with me

Will you do that last thing for me?
                                C
Before we all walk off into the night

The music stops you feeling blue
    G
The rhythm makes you tap your shoe
        D                                         G      D   D7   G
And you know this thing called love's just out of sight


[Verse 3]

No sooner have you put your world together
               D7
Then something takes it all apart

You find that certain stranger you've been longing for
                G                    C
Guess what? She breaks your heart


[Verse 4]
                            Am7
She may be gentle, meek and mild
                               D7       C
Guide you exactly where you're going
                       Am7
Then again, wondrously wild
                          D         D7
With just a little tattoo showing


[Chorus 1]
         G
Will you sing a chorus with me?

Will you do that last thing for me?
                                      D
It's the only way I know that we're alright
                          D7
Sing a chorus with me and whisper it to me sweetly
                                         G
Put your arms around me, hold your lover tight


[Chorus 2]

Oh, sing a chorus with me

Will you do that last thing for me?
                                C
Before we all walk off into the night

The music stops you feeling blue
    G
The rhythm makes you tap your shoe
        D                                         G      D   D7
And you know this thing called love's just out of sight


[Chorus 1]
         G
Will you sing a chorus with me?

Will you do that last thing for me?
                                      D
It's the only way I know that we're alright
                          D7
Sing a chorus with me and whisper it to me sweetly
                                         G
Put your arms around me, hold your lover tight


[Chorus 2]

Oh, sing a chorus with me

Will you do that last thing for me?
                                C
Before we all walk off into the night

The music stops you feeling blue
    G
The rhythm makes you tap your shoe
        D                                         G      D7   G
And you know this thing called love's just out of sight



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