Costello Elvis - Shipbuilding tab

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Shipbuilding
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Elvis Costello, Clive Langer
From EC's _Punch the Clock_
(P) 1983

The Robert Wyatt version from 1982 is very much the same, only shorter.
The key is transposed two and a half tones up, his version is in Am.

Lyrics are from the _Punch the Clock_ inner sleeve


Am: x-0-2-2-1-0-------------------------------------|C: x-3-2-0-1-0-------------------------------------|D: x-x-0-2-3-2 On most of the song: x-5-7-7-7-5-|Dm: x-x-0-2-3-1 But may also be: x-5-7-7-6-5-|Em: 0-2-2-0-0-0 On the first times: x-x-2-0-0-0-|Em/D#: x-x-1-0-0-0-------------------------------------|Em/D: x-x-0-0-0-0-------------------------------------|G: 3-5-5-4-3-3-------------------------------------|C#dim: x-x-2-3-2-3 Also fits: A7: x-0-2-0-2-0-|Cm7: x-3-5-3-4-3-------------------------------------|Cmaj7: x-3-5-4-5-3 Easier to play: x-3-2-0-0-0-|G7: 3-5-3-4-6-3-------------------------------------|Gm: 3-5-5-3-3-3-------------------------------------|Eb7 x-7-9-7-9-7-------------------------------------| Can be played C#dim as well - I don't know.
Am | C | D | D | Em Em/D# Is it worth it Em/D C#dim D A new winter coat and shoes for the wife Dm Cm7 D And a bicycle on the boy's birthday G It's just a rumour that was spread around town C D By the women and children G Soon we'll be shipbuilding Em Em/D# Well I ask you Em/D C#dim D The boy said "Dad they're going to make me to task Dm Cm7 D But I'll be back by christmas" G It's just a rumour that was spread around town Cmaj7 D Somebody said that someone got filled in Cmaj7 D For saying that people get killed in Cmaj7 D G The result of this shipbuilding nc G7 With all the will in the world Eb6 Diving for dear life D G When we could be diving for pearls Em Em/D# Em/D C#dim D Dm Cm7 D G It's just a rumour that was spread around town Cmaj7 D A telegram or a picture postcard Cmaj7 D Within weeks they'll be re-opening the shipyards Cmaj7 D And notifying the next of kin G Once again G7 It's all we're skilled in Eb6 D G We will be shipbuilding Gm With all the will in the world Eb6 D D D Diving for dear life D Em When we could be diving for pearls Em/D# Em/D C#dim D Dm Cm7 D G Cmaj7 D Cmaj7 D Cmaj7 D G G7 It's all we're skilled in Eb6 D G We will be shipbuilding Gm With all the will in the world Eb6 D D D Diving for dear life D D D D When we could be diving for pearls D D D D When we could be diving for pearls D Em When we could be diving for pearls
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