LUCKY BALL & CHAIN by They Might Be Giants
[Each chord or dash represents one beat. Play a D6 chord like a D chord but
without fretting the B string (next to the bottom).]
G - Em - I lost my lucky ball & chain
C - D - And now she's four years gone
G - Em - Just five feet tall and sick of me
C - G - And all my rattling on
G - Em - She threw away her baby-doll
C - D - I held on to my pride
G - Em - But I was young and foolish then
C - G - I feel old and foolish now.
D6 - - x
C - - - G - - - Confidentially, she never called me baby-doll
C - - - G - - - Confidentially, I never had much pride
C - - - G - - - But now I rock a bar stool and I drink for two
D - C - D - - x Just pondering this time bomb in my mind.
(Repeat first four lines of song)
G - Em - She walked away from a happy man.
C - D - I thought I was so cool.
G - Em - I just stood there whistling
C - D - "There goes the bride" as she walked out the
G - Em - door.
C - D - There goes the bride as she walked out the
G - Em - C - D door.
I could shake my tiny fist
And swear I wasn't wrong,
But what's the sense in arguing
When you're all alone?
Sure as you can't steer a train
You can't change your fate
When she told me off that day
I knew I'd lost my home.
Confidentially, I never told you of her charms.
Confidentially, we never had a home,
But this railroad apartment was the perfect place
When she'd sit and hold me in her arms.
(Repeat 2nd verse)