Clive Gregson And Christine Collister – This Is The Deal chords

Capo: III
(Clive uses an open Bm7 shape mostly in this, like a B7 with the second finger 
taken off so the open D gives the minor third)

INTRO: Em – Cma7 - Em – Cma7 – Bm7 – G - Bm7 – G - D – D(C) – D(B) – D(A) 

Am D Bm7 Em7Now this is the deal, an iron will and nerves of steel
Am D Bm7 Em7A silver tongue, a sterling heart, a clear head when the trouble starts
Am D Bm7 Em7As love turns to fear she flinches every time he's near
Am D GThe mystery is all too real, this is the deal
Am D Bm7 Em7 Here is the catch, a man who's never met his match
Am D Bm7 Em7Swears that might is always right, won't give up without a fight
Am D Bm7 Em7Who can't hold his drink, who never even tries to think
Am D GThe cellar door is off the latch, here is the catch
F C Cm G Punch bag or sleeping bag, is there any choice
Am DShe must pay attention when she hears her master's voice
F C Cm GAnd though the kids are sleeping with their fingers in their ears
Am DThey recognise their father laughing at their mother's tears
Am D Bm7 Em7 Between the blows, a blackened eye, a bloody nose
Am D Bm7 Em7Tries to hold a shaking hand, tries her best to understand
Am D Bm7 Em7Between the sheets he makes demands she tries to meet
Am D GShe turns the thorn into a rose between the blows
F C Cm G No second honeymoon, no seven year itch
Am DSpends their anniversaries face down in a ditch
F C Cm G No birthday celebrations, no holiday each year
Am DNo ceasefire at Christmas when he drowns himself in beer
Am D Bm7 Em7So this is the deal, another day another meal
Am D Bm7 Em7Another night sat by the phone, it hurts her less to be alone
Am D Bm7 Em7Is this married life, what does it take to be a wife?
Am D GA butterfly tied to a wheel, this is the deal
Am D GAn iron will and nerves of steel, this is the deal
Am D Em7The mystery is all too real, this is the deal.
(Clive Gregson's website is
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