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Barenaked Ladies - Elfs Lament chords

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Tabbet by Daniel Olsen

This tab is as close as I could get it.
I have included some comments in the bottom
with regards to the parts of the song that I
couldn't quite get right. Any help would be
much appreciated.
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Capo 2
Standard Tuning

Chords:

   F   G   C   Am  Dm  E
e|-1---3---0---0---1---0--|
B|-1---3---1---1---3---0--|
G|-2---0---0---2---2---1--|
D|-3---0---2---2---0---2--|
A|-3---2---3---0---0---2--|
E|-1---3---0---X---X---0--|


Verse: 

F            G                C             Am           Dm
I'm a man of reason, and they say "'Tis the season to be jolly"
         G              C          E
But it's folly when you volley for position
F          G                 C              Am
Never in existence has there been such a resistance
    Dm            G
To ideas meant to free us
             C                  E
If you could see us, then you'd listen
F                   G            C                 Am
Toiling through the ages, making toys on garnished wages
           Dm
There's no union
           G                   C           E
We're only through when we out do the competition


Chorus:

F G    C                  E
I make toys, but I've got aspirations
F    G    C
Make some noise
          E
Use your imagination
F     G   C                E                 Dm
Girls and boys, before you wish for what you wish for
          G
There's a list for who's been
Dm         C            F         G           C
Naughty or nice, but consider the price to an elf


Verse:

  F               G               C              Am
A full indentured servitude can reflect on one's attitude
         Dm            G              C               E
But that silly red hat just makes the fat man look outrageous
  F                  G                    C                         Am
Absurd though it may seem, you know, I've heard there's even been illegal doping
Dm               G              C                E
And though we're coping, I just hope it's not contagious
    F              G                 C               Am
You try to start a movement, and you think you see improvement
         Dm              G               C                E
But when thrown into the moment, we just don't seem so courageous


Chorus:

F G    C                  E
I make toys, but I've got aspirations
F    G    C
Make some noise
          E
Use your imagination
F     G   C                E                 Dm
Girls and boys, before you wish for what you wish for
          G
There's a list for who's been
Dm         C            F         G           C
Naughty or nice, but consider the price to an elf


Bridge:

C               G
You look at yourself
          
You're an elf
        Am                        F             Am
And the shelf is just filled with disappointing memories
C               G                          Am
Trends come and go, and your friends wanna know 
                    C            Am            C
why you aren't just happy making crappy little gizmos
      F                      G                C
Every kid knows they'll just throw this stuff away


Verse:

      F           G             C           Am
We're used to repetition, so we drew up a petition
        Dm                G
We, the undersigned, feel undermined
      C        E
Let's redefine "employment"

   F                   G                  C                  Am
We know that we've got leverage, so we'll hand the fat man a beverage
        Dm              G              C             E
And sit back while we attack the utter lack of our enjoyment
   F               G                C                    Am
It may be tough to swallow, but our threats are far from hollow
       Dm                 G                C                E
He may thunder, but if he blunders, he may wonder where the toys went


Chorus:

F G    C                  E
I make toys, but I've got aspirations
F    G    C
Make some noise
          E
Use your imagination
F     G   C                E                 Dm
Girls and boys, before you wish for what you wish for
          G
There's a list for who's been
Dm         C            F         G    
Naughty or nice, but consider the price
Dm         C            F         G    
Naughty or nice, but consider the price
Dm         C            F         G                 C
Naughty or nice, but consider the price to an elf

END!

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I'm having some problems with two places in this
song (both in the bridge section):


        Am                        F             Am
And the shelf is just filled with disappointing memories


Last chord doesn't sound quite right, but as
close as I could get it. And the next part:


C               G                          Am
Trends come and go, and your friends wanna know 
                    C            Am            C
why you aren't just happy making crappy little gizmos


The "happy making crappy little gizmos part" part
sounds like its missing something. Please
comment if you have any ideas on how to play this
properly and I'll update the tab.
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