Mott The Hoople - Backsliding Fearlessly chords

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MOTT THE HOOPLE
BACKSLIDING FEARLESSLY
MOTT THE HOOPLE (1969)
Written by Ian Hunter

(intro):
C  F  Em  Dm
 
C  F  Em  Dm

C    F  C

C    F  C


C                        F         C           F  C
I dreamt of being horses in shackles of gold
C                          Am             Bb       F
And the men that were young then are now terribly old
C                 F                      C
The graveyard was creaking with too many bones
C                    Am          Bb      F 
While the bishop was praying his cassock was sold
C                             F            C
Three cheers for the innocent though he is perverse
C                     Am                Bb        F 
Three screams for the hangman as he cries for the hearse
C                     F            C
I weep for the rebels conventional ways
C             Am      Bb             F 
For he loses his mind while the devious stay
C  G 
By the way

C           F        Em 
If the world saluted you
     Dm                G            Dm 
Well what would you do if you could be there
G
Well would you still take me
Would you take me anywhere
C           F        Em      
If the world saluted you
Dm                  F                    Dm
Well what would you say when things were down
Dm              G 
Would you still want me
Would you want me around

C F Em Dm C
C   F C

C                       F                 C 
So come all ye faithful and slaughter your lambs
C                Am             Bb     F  
Your minds have been whipped by experienced hands
C                       F           C 
I wish we were children I'd welcome the change
Dm                Bb                F 
And the mind of an old man you can't rearrange
G
Ain't it strange

C            F       Em 
If the world saluted you
Dm                    C       Bm     Dm 
Well what would you do if you could be there
G
Would you still
                Em      G 
Would you still take me anywhere
C            F       Em 
If the world saluted you
Dm             F              Dm         
What would you say when things were down
G
Would you still want me
Would you still want me around

C   F   Em   Dm  
OOooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

C   F   Em   Dm 
C   F   Em   Dm 
C   F   Em   Dm
(fade out) 

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