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Elvis Costello - Everyday I Write The Book Acoustic chords

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Transcribed by Kellie G
From 1983 'Punch the Clock' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punch_the_Clock
Key C#m
*Capo on the 4th fret*
The song is in an A/B/C format, making it a little tricky


Intro:
Am / Em / Fmaj7 / G (I like Gm better)
Am / Em / Fmaj7 / G

Verse (Form A):
      C                           Em
Don't tell me you don't know what love is 
            Am                 Em        
When you're old enough to know better
         Am                         Dm
When you find strange hands in your sweater
          Em
When your dreamboat 
      A
Turns out to be a footnote 
      Dm
I'm a man with a mission 
   Em           G
In two or three editions, and

Chorus (Form B)

C     Em          F        G   
  I'm giving you a longing look
     C         Em        F     
Everyday, everyday, everyday,
      G              C
Everyday I write the book

Em / F / G

Verse (Form C):
       
           Am
Chaaa-pter one, we didn't really get along
        C              Em                C
Chapter two, I think I fell in love with you
    Am
You said you'd, stand by me in the middle of Chapter three
             Dm
But you were up to your old tricks in Chapters
Em              G
Four, five, and six, and

Repeat Chorus (Form B)

C     Em          F        G   
  I'm giving you a longing look
     C         Em        F     
Everyday, everyday, everyday,
      G              C
Everyday I write the book

Em / F / G


Verse (Form C):
         Am    
The wa-ay you walk
                                        C
The way you talk and try to kiss me and laugh 
           Em        C
In four or five paragraphs.
         Am                   
All your compliments and your cutting remarks 
    Dm                  Em        G
are captured here in my quotation marks, and

Repeat Chorus

C     Em          F        G   
  I'm giving you a longing look
     C         Em        F     
Everyday, everyday, everyday,
      G              Am (return to intro)
Everyday I write the book

Am Em     Fmaj                 G       
Oo oooooo Everyday I write the book

Verse (Form A):
      C                          Em
Don't tell me you don't know the difference
   Am                 Em
Between a lover and a fighter  
        Am                      Dm
With my pen and my electric typewriter
     Em
Even in a perfect world 
      A
Where everyone was equal
    Dm
I'd still own the film rights
       Em             G
And be working on the sequel, and

Repeat Chorus (Form B) x 3
C     Em          F        G   
  I'm giving you a longing look
     C         Em        F     
Everyday, everyday, everyday,
      G              C
Everyday I write the book
Em        F     
Everyday, everyday,
      G              C
Everyday I write the book
Em        F     
Everyday, everyday,
      G              Am
Everyday I write the book (back into following intro but miss the G)

Oooo oooo oooooo
Am / Em / Fmaj

C / Em / F / G / C to when you would like to end
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