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---Frank Turner
---The Armadillo (Flanders & Swann Cover)
---Mittens EP

Here's a fairly simplified version of how Frank plays this great song.
Feel free to correct any mistakes, I'm still a rookie at this :)


                EADGBe

A7              x02020
Am              x02210
Am7             x02010
B7              x21202
Bm              x24432
Bm#5            x20033
C               x32010
C/B             x20010
D               xx0323
Dadd4/F#        2x0033
Em              022000
F#              244322
G               320033
G5              3x0033



--Riff:
e|------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------3---3---3---3---3---3---1-----------1h3p1---------------
G|----------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---------------0-------0---
D|------0-----------------------------------2---------------2-------
A|------------------2---2---2---2---0-------------------------------
E|--3-------2---2---------------------------------------------------



--Interlude:
e|-------------------------------------------
B|--1------0---------------------------------
G|--0------0-------2-------0--------0----2---
D|-----------------2-------2-------2/4---0---
A|------2------2-------2-------2-------------
E|-------------------------------------------



[Riff x2]

      G5  Dadd4/F#  Bm#5            Am7          D
I was taking compass bearings for the Ordanance Survey

      G5   Dadd4/F#  Bm#5   A7        Am7       D
On an army training camp on Salisbury plain.

      Bm               Em            Am           D
I had packed up my theodolite, I was calling it a day

B7                                     Em
When I heard a voice that sang a sad refrain:


[Interlude]


      G5     Dadd4/F#  Bm#5     Am7            D
Oh my darling armadillo, let me tell you of my love,

       G5  Dadd4/F#  Bm#5  A7    Am7     D
Listen to my armadillo roundelay.

      Bm           Em          Am                 D
Be my fellow on my pillow underneath this weeping willow,

      C       C/B  Am7  D       
Be my darling armadillo all the day.


[Riff x2]


     G5       Dadd4/F#  Bm#5        Am7       D
I was somewhat disconcerted by this curious affair

     G5     Dadd4/F#  Bm#5  A7    Am7    D
For a single armadillo, you alone,

   Bm                 Em           Am         D
On Salisbury plain in summer is comparitively rare

      B7                             Em
And a pair of them is practically unknown.



      Bm             Em            F#             Bm
Drawn by that mellow solo, there I followed on my bike

   Em       Am7        Em        B7              Em
To discover what these armadillo lovers might be like.


[Interlude]


     G5      Dadd4/F#  Bm#5  Am7                D
Oh my darling armadillo how delightful it would be

      G5       Dadd4/F#  Bm#5  A7           Am7      D
If for us those silver wedding bells should chime.

        Bm              Em               Am         D
Let the orange blossoms billow, you need only say I will, oh

      C       C/B  Am7  D       
Be my darling armadillo all the time.


[Riff x2]


       Bm            Em          F#           Bm
Then I saw them in a hollow on a yellow muddy bank;

   Em  Am7   Em            B7            Em
An armadillo singing to an armour-plated tank.



--Simply pick the following notes throughout this next part:

|--------------0-----------------------0------------
|-----------0-----0-----------------0-----0---------
|--------6-----------6-----------6-----------6------
|-----5-----------------------5---------------------
|--4--------------------4--4--------------------4---
|---------------------------------------------------


Should I tell him gaunt and rusting with the willow tree above,

This abandoned on-manoeuvres is the object of your love?



  Bm              Em                F#             Bm
I left him to his singing, I cycled home without a pause.

Em    Am7    Em                      B7           Em
Never tell a man the truth about the one that he adores.



      G5          Dadd4/F#  Bm#5           Am7              D
On the breeze that followed sunset I could hear that sad refrain

       G5      Dadd4/F#  Bm#5  A7        Am7     D
Singing willow, willow, willow down the way.

      Bm              Em             Am                    D
And I seem to hear it still oh vive l'amour, vive l'armadillo,

      C      C/B  Am7   D       G
Be my darling armadillo all the day.

      C      C/B  Am7   D       G
Be my darling armadillo all the day.

            
            
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