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Boomtown Rats - Looking After No 1 chords

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LOOKING AFTER NO. 1 - The Boomtown Rats

After looking on tab on here, some of them didn't have the guitar chord change 
half way through.  This is copied from the 1977 sheet music.

Intro: drums for 2 and half bars then D A

E                          E D A
The world owes me a living
E                                    E D A
I waited on this dole queue too long
E
I've been standin' in the rain for fifteen minutes -
       D             A             E
that's a quarter of an hour too long

A    E    A    E
oh oh ho, oh oh ho

E                              E D A
I'll take all they can give me
E                               E D A
And then I'm gonna ask for more
E
Cos the money's buried deep in the bank of England
      D        A            E
and I want the key to the vault

Chorus: A F#m N.C.                       D           E                A D E
              I'm gonna take your money! Count your loss when I'm gone.
        A F#m N.C.              D       E                  (N.C.) D A
              I'm alright Jack! Lookin' after number one

E                            E D A
If I want something I get it
E                              E D A
Don't matter what I have to do
E
I'll step on your face, on your mother's grave
D            A      E
never underestimate me I'm nobody's fool

A    E    A    E
oh oh ho, oh oh ho

E                          D A
I don't owe no-one nothing
E                             D A
If it's me, they must come to
E     E     E      E
Stop, look, think, baby
D        A          E
I always get what I want and I want to get you

(Repeat chorus)

E                    A      E                     A
  Don't wanna be like you, I don't wanna live like you
E                      A     D     A     E     A(strum)
  Don't wanna talk like you, you,  you,  at all

One Hit Chords: B/ B A/ [ch]B/B[/ch] A/ B / B D/ E  E/  (DRUM ROLL BEHIND STRUMMS)
                                          Number one
Solo Chords: B / B / A / A / G / G / F#7 / F#7  E B/ 

F#                                E B
Don't give me love thy neighbour
F#                     E B
Don't give me charity
F#
Don't give me peace and love or the good lord above,
E        B         F#
you only get in my way with your stupid ideas

B    F#    B    F#
oh oh ho, oh oh ho





F#              E B
I am an island
F#                E B
Entire of myself
F#
And when I get old, older than today
E          B              F#
I'll never need anybody's help in any way.

(Repeat chorus)

F#                    B      F#                     B
  Don't wanna be like you, I don't wanna live like you
F#                      B     E     B       F# (strum)
  Don't wanna talk like you, you,  at all

F#                 F#                 F#                   B
I'm gonna be like, I'm gonna be like, I'm gonna be like - Me!
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