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Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok chords

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1st Verse:
Dm
  Bangkok, Oriental setting
        C/D        Dm
And the city don't know that the city is getting

The creme de la creme of the chess world in a
C/D        Dm                          Gm7
Show with everything but Yul Brynner

Dm
Time flies -- doesn't seem a minute
           C/D          Dm
Since the Tirolean spa had the chess boys in it

All change -- don't you know that when you
C/D           Dm
Play at this level there's no ordinary venue

Gm7                                                       
    It's Iceland -- or the Philippines -- or Hastings -- or --
        A7b9
or this place!


1st Chorus:

Dm             Bb              F       C/E  Dm
  One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
             Gm              C                Gm7
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
Dm              Bb           F   C/E Dm
  You'll find a god in every gol-den cloister
              Gm             C       Gm7 
And if you're lucky then the god's a she
Dm              Gm            C     Dm
  I can feel an angel sliding up to me


2nd Verse:

Dm  
 One town's very like another
           
When your head's down over your pieces, brother

It's a drag, it's a bore, it's really such a pity

To be looking at the board, not looking at the city
Gm7                                                   Dm
Whaddya mean? Ya seen one crowded, polluted, stinking town --

Tea, girls, warm, sweet

Some are set up in the Somerset Maugham suite

Get Thai'd! You're talking to a tourist

Whose every move's among the purest
Gm7                                                     A7b9
       I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine


2nd Chorus:

Dm           Bb              F    C/E Dm
One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
            Gm               C       Gm7
Not much between despair and ecstasy
Dm           Bb              F     C/E  Dm
One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
             Gm                C       Gm7   Dm
Can't be too careful with your company
               Gm            C       Dm
I can feel the devil walking next to me



Solo: A7 for 8 bars


3rd Verse:

Dm                                      |
Siam's gonna be the witness             | (Dm) only played on 2nd rotation 
                                        |    
To the ultimate test of cerebral fitness| ||:(Dm) C/D Dm |C/D Dm |
                                        |   | C/D Dm |C/D Dm |
This grips me more than would a         |   | Gm7 | :|| Gm7 A7b9|
Muddy old river or reclining Buddha     | Synths plays this for the 3rd verse
Gm7
   And thank God I'm only watching the game -- controlling it --
Dm
  I don't see you guys rating

The kind of mate I'm contemplating

I'd let you watch, I would invite you
                                           Gm7
But the queens we use would not excite you

So you better go back to your bars, your temples, your massage
       A7b9
parlours


3rd Chorus:

Dm            Bb              F       C/E  Dm
 One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
             Gm              C                 Gm7
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
Dm            Bb           F   C/E Dm
You'll find a god in every gol-den cloister
         Gm              C     Gm7   Dm
A little flesh, a little histo-ry
              Gm            C     
I can feel an angel sliding up to me

Dm            Bb              F    C/E Dm
 One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
            Gm               C    Gm7   Dm
Not much between despair and ecstasy
Dm           Bb              F     C/E  Dm
One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
             Gm                C    Gm7  Dm
Can't be too careful with your company
               Gm            C       Dm      Dm
I can feel the devil walking next to me



A7b9 is from down to up: A(bass),G(7th),Bb(b9),C# and E, if anyone is wondering.
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