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Belle And Sebastian - It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career chords

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        It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career  Belle and Sebastian
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Belle and Sebastian 
It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career (1998)

From: "The Boy With the Arab Strap"

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SPECIAL VOICINGS

      E-A-D-G-B-E
B/D#  x-6-4-4-4-x
A/E   x-x-2-2-2-x
[ch]F#/E[/ch]  x-x-2-3-2-2
E/G#  4-x-2-1-0-0

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  E                    A
A stroke at the age of 24
              A                  E
It could have been a brilliant career
         C#m        B               A
Painting lines in a school that was too well known
         C#m          B/D#             A/E
Painting lines with a friend that had gone before
    [ch]F#/E[/ch]                B
She challenged everyone to a fight
        A        E/G#       B
But the prefects all backed down
          A      E/G#   B
And they ran her out of town
           A        E/G#      B
Cause she drank and swore and spoke
        A        E/G#       F#
Out of turn, she was the village joke

          E                    A
She had a stroke at the age of 24
              A                  E
It could have been a brilliant career
        C#m        B           A
Getting clients to finance her strategies
        C#m        B/D#        A/E
Filling time in on Safeways on Saturday
    [ch]F#/E[/ch]                    B
She wears the clothes of an emperor
        A         E/G#  B
But her paintings are a sham
            A     E/G#  B
And they're going for a grand
         A       E/G#    B
When the dealers come to view
        A    E/G#   [F#]
Do they ever see the real you?

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         E                    F#m
He had a stroke at the age of 24
              A                  E
It could have been a brilliant career
        C#m         B             A
Selling lies to the boys with the old Dansettes
            C#m               B/D#          A/E
Pulling the wool, playing the fool, it's no wonder that
[ch]F#/E[/ch]            B
He is dribbling spit tonight
        A      E/G#  B
And the one he sent away
        A    E/G#    B
Was the only one who stayed
        A          E/G#   B
With a spoon and a decent book
            A           E/G#    B
And you can tell by the way she looks 
      A     E/G#  B
He is sorry and resigned
      A       E/G#         F#
As he wets himself for the final time
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