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...BAGGY TROUSERS... by Madness
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*from 'Absolutely ' (1980)*


*CAPO 3rd FRET*

(Original Key: F)


Intro:

Ab  G  F  D (x2)

Verse 1:

D
 Naughty boys in nasty schools,
     F
Head-masters breaking all the rules,
G
 Having fun and playing fools,
G#               G        F
 Smashing up the woodwork tools.

D
 All the teachers in the pub,
F
 Passing 'round the ready-rub,
G
 Trying not to think of when,
    G#                   G      F
The lunch-time bell will ring a-gain.

Chorus 1:

G               Gm
 Oh what fun we had,
     D             Dm
But, did it really turn out bad?
G                Gm
 All I learnt at school,
    A           G#  A
Was how to bend not break the rules.

G               Gm
 Oh what fun we had,
    D              Dm
But at the time it seemed so bad.
G                 Gm
 Trying different ways,
   A                 G#
To make a difference to...

Verse 2:

G    F    D
 The Head-master's had enough today,
F
 All the kids have gone away,
G
 Gone to fight with next-door's school;
G#               G      F
 Every term that is the rule.

D
 Sits alone and bends his cane;
F
 Same old backsides again,
G
 All the small ones tell tall tales,
G#                G         F
 Walking home and squashing snails.

Chorus 2:

G               Gm
 Oh what fun we had,
     D             Dm
But, did it really turn out bad?
G                Gm
 All I learnt at school,
    A           G#  A
Was how to bend not break the rules.
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/m/madness/27131.html ]
G               Gm
 Oh what fun we had,
    D              Dm
But at the time it seemed so bad.
G                 Gm
 Trying different ways,
   A                 G# E  (Bm)
To make a difference to the days.

Instrumental:

Bm  C#m  Bm  G#m (x7)
Bm  G#  G  F#  F

Verse 3:

D
 Lots of girls and lots of boys,
F
 Lots of smells and lots of noise.
G
 Playing football in the park,
Ab                 G     F
 Kicking pushbikes after dark.

D
 Baggy trousers, dirty shirt,
F
 Pulling hair and eating dirt,
G
 Teacher comes to break it up;
Ab                       G       F
 Back of the 'ead with a plastic cup.

Chorus 3:

G               Gm
 Oh what fun we had,
     D             Dm
But, did it really turn out bad?
G                Gm
 All I learnt at school,
    A           G#  A
Was how to bend not break the rules.

G               Gm
 Oh what fun we had,
    D              Dm
But at the time it seemed so bad.
G                 Gm
 Trying different ways,
   A                 G# E  (Bm)
To make a difference to the days.

Instrumental:

Bm  C#m  Bm  G#m (x7)
Bm  G#  G  F#  F

Coda:

D
 Baggy trousers,
F
 Baggy trousers,
G                G#  G  F#  F
 Baggy trousers.

D
 Baggy trousers,
F
 Baggy trousers,
G                G#  G  F#  F
 Baggy trousers.

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   G#      G       F       D       Gm      Dm

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 466544  320003  133211  xx0232  3x033x  xx0231

   A       Bm      C#m     G#m     F#

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x02220  x24432  x46654  466444  244222


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2004
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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