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Monty Python - Decomposing Composers tab

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...DECOMPOSING COMPOSERS... by Monty Python
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*from 'Monty Python Sings' (1989)*


*CAPO 2nd FRET*

(Original Key: D)


Intro:

C  G/B  Am  Em,
F  C, F  G

Verse 1:

C                         G/B
 Beethoven's gone but his music lives on,
    Am                          Em
And Mozart don't go shopping no more.
       F                   C
You'll never meet Liszt or Brahms again,
    F                        G
And Elgar doesn't answer the door.

Verse 2:

C
 Schubert and Chopin,
        G/B
Used to chuckle and laugh,
           Am                   Em
Whilst com-posing a long sympho-ny.
        F                       C
But one hundred and fifty years later;
             F                      G
There's very little of them left to see.

Chorus 1:

C                        G
 They're Decomposing Com-posers,
        F                   G
There's not much anyone can do.
C                        F
 You can still hear Beet-hoven,
    G                     C
But Beethoven cannot hear you.

*(BEETHOVEN BREAK)*

Verse 3:

C                     G/B
 Handel and Haydn and Rachmaninov,
   Am                            Em
En-joyed a nice drink with their meal.
    F                    C
But nowadays no one will serve them,
          F                    G
And their gravy is left to con-geal.

Verse 4:

C                    G/B
 Verdi and Wagner de-lighted crowds,
           Am              Em
With their highly original sounds.
       F                          C
The pi-anos they played are still working,
    F                           G
But they're both six feet under-ground.

Chorus 2:

C                        G
 They're Decomposing Com-posers,
        F                  G
There's less of them every year.
        C                       F
You can say what you like to De-bussy,
            G                       C
But there's not much of him left to hear.

Coda:

C     Am
 Ahh, ahh,
F         G         C
 Claude A-chille De-bussy;
Am     F              G
 Died, nineteen eight-een.
C           Am        F      G
 Christophe Willebald Gluck;
C
 Died, 1787.

C
 Carl Maria Von Weber;
                       Am
Not at all well, 1825, died 1826.

Am
 Giacomo Meyerbeer;
Am                Dm
 Still alive, 186-3,
Am                Dm
 Not still alive, 1864.

Am           F
 Modeste Mus-sorgsky;
Am
 1880, going to parties,
C                    F
 No fun anymore, 188-1.
C              G
 Johan Nepomuk Hummel;
C              F
 Chatting away nineteen,
G       C
 To the dozen with his mates,
(n.C)
 Down the pub, every evening, 1836,
1837; nothing.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   C       G/B     Am      Em      F       G       Dm

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x32010  x20033  x02210  022000  133211  320003  xx0231


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