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Anthony John Clarke - 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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