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Olivers Army ukulele

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
From uunet!wupost!udel!darwin.sura.net!cs.ucf.edu!schnitzi Thu Sep 17 22:30:38 PDT 1992
Article: 2367 of alt.guitar.tab
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.tab
Path: nevada.edu!uunet!wupost!udel!darwin.sura.net!cs.ucf.edu!schnitzi
From: schnitzi@cs.ucf.edu (Mark Schnitzius)
Subject: TAB: Elvis Costello "Oliver's Army"
Sender: news@cs.ucf.edu (News system)
Organization: University of Central Florida
Distribution: alt
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1992 21:00:29 GMT
Lines: 66

The song:  Oliver's Army
The performer:  Elvis Costello and the Attractions
The album:  Armed Forces

A                      D        E
Don't start me talking; I could talk all night.

A                        D          C#7
My mind goes sleepwalking while I'm putting the world to right.

F#m            B           F#m                  B       E  A
Called careers information.  Have you got yourself an occupation?
        D       E      A                 D        E
Army is here to stay.  Oliver's Army are on their way.

A     A/G#    F#m       A/E      D    D/C#  E      A    D D/C# E6 E7
  And I would rather be anywhere else but   here today.

A                              D          E
There was a checkpoint Charlie, he didn't crack a smile.

A                          D                C#m
But it's no laughing party when you've been on the murder mile.

F#m            B              F#m                B          E
Only takes one itchy trigger, one more widow one less white nigger.

 . . .   D E6 E

G#m            F#            E          D#
  Hong Kong is up for grabs;  London is full of Arabs.

C#                F#         E              F#
   We could be in Palestine, overrun by the Chinese line

         E                            F#
with the boys from the Mersey and the Thames and the Tyne.

B                      E          F#           B
But there's no danger.  It's a professional career,

                                 E               D#7             G#m
though it could be arranged with just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear.

                 C#                  G#m
If you're out of luck you're out of work

                   C#  F#    B    E  F#
We could send you to Johannesburg

B                E       F#    B                 E        F#
Oliver's Army is here to stay  Oliver's Army are on their way.

B     B/A#    G#m       B/F#     E    E/D# F#     B
  and I would rather be anywhere else than here today (3 times)

B             E E/D#   F#
     Oh oh oh oh___    Oh oh oh______

Mark Schnitzius
Univ. of Central Florida

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