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Alison chords

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Artist: Elvis Costello
Song: Alison
Album: My aim is true
Tabbed by: DJ
29th Apr 2013

CAPO: 2nd fret (Sounds in key of A)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
A4  = x02230   G  = 320033   D    = xx0232   A7sus4 = x02030
A   = x02220   Bm = x24432   F#m7 = 242222   A7     = x02020
F#m = 244222   Em = 022000   C    = x32010   F#7    = 242322


   A4    A      F#m    G      Bm   A     Em    F#m            A
|  /  /  /  /  |  /___/   /   /    /  |  /  /   /  / |  /  /  /  / |

[Verse 1]
              G                          D
Oh, it's so funny to be seeing you after so long, girl,
And, with the way you look,
                  F#m7                Bm      A   G
I understand that you were not im - pressed,
                                 F#m7      Bm
But I heard you let that little friend of mine...
C                                A7sus4  A7
  ...Take off your party dress!

[Verse 2]
G                    F#m7          Bm
   I'm not gonna get too senti - mental,
 A           G                       F#m7
Like those other sticky Valentines,
Bm   A   G                                  F#m7        Bm
           'Cause I don't know if you were loving some body,
   C                         A7sus4  A7
I only know it isn't mine!

 G     D      G          A      F#m    F#7  Bm
Ali - son, I know this world is kill - ing you,
A         G     D    G      A      D
Oh - oh, Ali - son,     my aim is true!

[Verse 3]
G                              D
   Well, I see you've got a husband now,
         G                            F#m7             Bm     A  G
Did he leave your pretty fingers lying in the wedding cake?
                          F#m7      Bm
You used to hold him right in your hand,
        C                       A7sus4  A7
But it took all he could take!

[Verse 4]
G                                  F#m7                  Bm
    Sometimes, I wish that I could stop ...you from ...talking,
 A         G                             F#m7
When I ...hear the silly things that you say,
Bm  A  G                           F#m7             Bm
           I think somebody better put out the big light,
           C                         A7sus4  A7
'Cause I can't stand to see you this way!

 G     D      G          A      F#m    F#7  Bm
Ali - son, I know this world is kill - ing you,
A         G     D    G      A      D
Oh - oh, Ali - son,     my aim is true!

G   C       A       D     G     C      A       D
        My aim is true,            my aim is true,
G   C       A       D
        My aim is true----!

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rexboxy 10 Nov 02, 2013 06:41 PM

The best of DiddyD! An intelligent, resonant tab. Your aim is true.

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Beowolff 718 Apr 16, 2014 06:47 PM

Nicely done! easy to play, fun to play... thanks!

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DiddyD 13,123 Apr 16, 2014 10:19 PM

Thank you Beowulf that's very kind of you. I try my best to make my tabs as accessible as possible, but still accurate. It's great to hear you've enjoyed playing this song.

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