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Blank Generation 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. #

Date: Tue, 09 Apr 1996 18:16:02 -0700
From: Gabriel Legba Wintermute 
Subject: TAB: Blank Generation by Richard Hell

This song is very very similar to the Stray Cats' "Stray Cat Strut" in
pacing and feel, though this is played with a distortion guitar. The
lyric pacing is weird--if you have the album, you might want to listen
to it a few times before you attempt to sing it.

There is an intro which is lead; I don't play lead, and I couldn't even
figure out the chords. If anybody knows them, let me know. The main part
of the song seems to be power strummed chords. Anyway, here it is...

Richard Hell and the Voidoids--Blank Generation

I was sayin' let me out of here
Am    G             F      E

Before I was even born
            Am    G

It's such a gamble when you get a face
            F               E

It's fascinatin' to observe what the mirror does
Am        G           F              E

But when I die it's to the wall that I set my face
    Am     G               F           E

Chorus: I belong to the blank generation, and
        Am  G           F     E

I can take it or leave it each time, well
Am    G          F             E

I belong to the ----- generation
Am  G                 F   E

I can take it or leave it each time
Am    E7         Am            Am

Oooo oooo oooo oooo(same notes as chords)
Am   G    F    E

Triangles falling at the window as the doctor cursed
Am        G              F             E

He was a cartoon, long forsaken by the public eye
Am       G                F            E

The nurse adjusted her garters as I breathed my first
Am          G          F            E

The doctor grabbed my throat and said, "God's consolation prize!"
Am         G                     F                 E


Oooo oooo oooo oooo(same notes as chords)
Am   G    F    E


To hold the TV to my lips, the air so packed with cash
Am          G        F                E

Then carry it up flights of stairs and drop it in your vacant--lot
Am                G                    F                       E

Then lose my train of thought and fall into your arms' tracks
Am           G                    F                    E

And hold beneath my eyelids every passing thought
Am         G                F     E


CHORUS (quietly)

Oooo oooo oooo oooo
Am   G    F    E

Oooo oooo oooo oooo
Am   G    F    E

Waah oooooooo
E7   Am (pick strings)

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