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Ian Dury And The Blockheads - There Aint Half Been Some Clever Bastards tab

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...THERE AIN'T HALF BEEN SOME CLEVER BASTARDS...
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by Ian Dury & The Blockheads
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*Released 1978*


Intro:

Cmaj7  Bm7  Am7  G  D7,
Cmaj7  Bm7  Am7  G  D7, D+

Verse 1:

G
 Noel Coward,
      D7
Was a charmer,
C     D7
 As a writer,
       G      E7  A7  D7
He was drama.
G
 Velvet, jackets,
       D7
And py-jamas,
    C      D7
The gay di-vorce,
          G
And other dramas.

Chorus 1:

Ab7    A7
 There ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
D
 (Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
      A7
There ain't half been,
                D
Some clever bas-tards.

Interlude:

D  D/B  D/A  G, D+

Verse 2:

G
 Van Gough,
                 D7
Did some eyeball pleasers,
   C         D7
He must have been,
         G         E7  A7  D7
A pencil squeezer.
   G
He didn't do,
         D7
The Mona Lisa,
C
 That was,
D7          G
 An Italian geezer.

Chorus 2:

Ab7    A7
 There ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
D
 (Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
      A7
There ain't half been,
                D
Some clever bas-tards.

Interlude:

D  D/B  D/A  G, D+

Verse 3:

G
 Einstein,
                    D7
Can't be classed as witless,
C           D7
 He claimed atoms,
         G        E7  A7  D7
Were the littlest.
G
 When you did,
         D7
A bit of splittemness,
C         D7         G
 Frighten everybody shitless.

Chorus 3:

Ab7    A7
 There ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
Cmaj7         Bm7             Am7
 Probably got help from their mum,
         G             D7
(Who had help from her mum).
Ab7    A7
 There ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
Cmaj7           Bm7
 Now that we've had some,
      Am7
Let's hope that there's,
G             D7
 Lots more to come.

Chorus 4:

Ab7    A7
 There ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
D
 (Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
      A7
There ain't half been,
                D
Some clever bas-tards.

Interlude:

D  D/B  D/A  G, D+
Verse 4:

G            D7
 Okey-dokey!
C    D7
 Oh!
   G     E7  A7  D7
Se-govia.
G
 Da-laa la-laa,
       D7
Da-daa da-lee,
   C
De dump di dump,
   D7                   G
De dump-dump-diddle lum-lee.

Chorus 5:

Ab7    A7
 There ain't half been,
Some clever bastards,
D
 (Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
      A7
There ain't half been,
     D
Some clever bastards.
(Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
      A7
There ain't half been,
     D
Some clever bastards.
(Lucky bleeders,
Lucky bleeders),
      A7
There ain't half been some clever...
Bastards!


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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  Cmaj7    Bm7     Am7     G       D7      D+      C       E7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x32000  x24232  x02013  320003  xx0212  xxx332  x30210  020100

   A7      Ab7     D       D/B     D/A

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x02223  464544  xx0232  x20230  x00230


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2006
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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