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Neil Innes - How Sweet To Be An Idiot chords

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Artist: Neil Innes
Song: How sweet to be an idiot
Tabbed by: DJ
18th June 2013

The 'Beatlesque' title song from Neil's 1973 debut solo album.
He successfully sued Oasis for plagiarism on their track 'Whatever',
as they had used some of the same melody and chord sequence.
  
Tuning: Standard

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   G     Fadd9     C      Cm      Dsus4           D
|  /  /   /  /  |  /  /   /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


      G    Bm             Em    Em7/D       C     Em/B      Ebdim
How sweet------ to be an idiot,       as harmless...   as a cloud,
     Em                B     Am         Dsus4   D
Too small to hide the sun, almost poking fun,
        G        Bm/F#   Em       Em7/D   Am    Dsus4  D
At the warm, but inse - cure, un - tidy crowd!|  /  /  /  /  |


      G    Bm             Em    Em7/D       C   Em/B             Ebdim
How sweet------ to be an idiot,        and dip...    my brain in joy,
            Em           B             Am         Dsus4   D
Children laughing at my back, with no fear of at - tack,
    G        Bm/F#    Em    Em7/D      Am     Dsus4  D
As much re - tali - ation...      as a toy! |  /  /  /  /  |


      G    Bm             Em     D
How sweet------ to be an idiot,
      G    Fadd9     C     Cm       Dsus4           D
How sweet!        |  /  /   /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /_/  /_/  /_/  /_/  |
                     ^  ^   ^  ^     ^  ^  ^  ^     ^ ^  ^ ^  ^ ^  ^ ^
   D
I tip - toe down the street, smile at everyone I meet!

 G(type2) G6    G7     G6 G7 G6   G(type2) G6   G7     G6 G7 G6
|  /__/   /__/  /__/    /_/__/  |  /__/   /__/  /__/    /_/__/  |
   ^  ^   ^  ^  ^  ^    ^ ^  ^     ^  ^   ^  ^  ^  ^    ^ ^  ^
  
   A   
|  /  /  /  /  |
   ^  ^  ^  ^

       A                   B
But suddenly a scream... smashes through my dream,
 E
Fee - fi - fo - fum, I smell the blood of an asylum!

Am                       Am/G                                Am/F#
   (Blood of an asylum?       But, mother, I'm playing so beautifully!

                     Fmaj7
Ha - ha! Listen! Ha - ha!)

 E
Fee - fi - fo - fum, I smell the blood of an asylum!

     Am                  Am/G         Am/F#                   Fmaj7
Hey, you! You're such a pedant, you've got as much brain as a dead ant,
    E
As much imagination as a caravan site...


             D               D7
But I still love you, still love you, oo, oo----!


      G    Bm             Em     D
How sweet------ to be an idiot,
      G    Fadd9     C     Cm       Dsus4      D    Gsus4     G
How sweet!        |  /  /   /  /  |       How------ sweet--------!


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G     =  320033    Bm    =  x24432   Am      = x02210    E     = 022100
Fadd9 =  xx3213    Em    =  xx2000   Bm/F#   = 224432    Am/G  = 302210
C     =  x32013    Em7/D =  xx0000   G(type2)= 355433    Am/F# = 202210
Cm    =  x35543    Em/B  =  x22000   G6      = 35x453    Fmaj7 = 133210
Dsus4 =  xx0233    Ebdim =  xx1212   G7      = 353463    D7    = xx0212
D     =  xx0232    B     =  x24442   A       = x02220    Gsus4 = 320013
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