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Grocer Jack (Excerpt From a Teenage Opera) - Mark Wirtz & Keith West

Album - A Teenage Opera [1967]

Intro:  (Over main riff)
         A,,,/A,,,/E,,,/E,,,/B,,,/B,,,/E,,,/E [hold]
         F#m7,,,/B,,,/F#m7,,,/B,,,/E,,,/E [into verse]

Verse 1:

E
Counts the days into years,
(E)
Yes 82 brings many fears,
F#m7
Yesterday's laughter turns to tears,
    A
His arms, his legs don't feel so strong,
    E
His heart is weak there's something wrong,
B
Opens windows in despair,
B
Trying to breath in some fresh air,
    A
His conscience cries "get on your feet",
    E
"Without you Jack the town cant eat",

Chorus 1:

E           B               A
Grocer Jack grocer Jack get off your back,
   B               E
Go into town don't let them down,
      C#m
Oh no no  [Repeat]

A,,,/B,,,/

Verse 2:

    E
The people that live in the town,
     (E)
Don't understand,
   F#m7
He's never been known to miss his round,
    A
Its 10 o'clock the housewife's yell,
     E
When Jack turns up we'll give him hell,
B
Husbands moan at breakfast tables,
   B
No milk no eggs no marmalade labels,
A                             E
Mothers send the children out to Jacks house,
(E)
To scream and shout,

Chorus 2:

E           B               A
Grocer Jack grocer Jack get off your back,
   B               E
Go into town don't let us down,
      C#m
Oh no no  [Repeat]

Instrumental:  A,,,/B,,,/E,,,/C#m,,,/G#m7,,,/C#m,,,/A,,,/B,,,/
                      A,,,/A,,,/E,,,/E,,,/B,,,/B,,,/E,,,/E [hold]

Verse 3:

    E
Its Sunday morning bright and clear,
E
Lovely flowers,
F#m7
Decorate a marble square,
A
People cry and walk away,
E
Think about the fateful day,
B
Now they wish they'd given Jack,
(B)
More affection than respect,
    A
The little children dressed in black,
      E
Don't know what's happened to old Jack,

E           B               
Grocer Jack grocer Jack,
A               B               
Is it true what mummy says,
    E
You won't come back,
      C#m
Oh no no  [Repeat 5 times]

[Play chorus chords until fade]

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