Elvis Costello – Under Lime chords

Chords
Transpose:
[Intro]
C   Bbsus2   (x2)

[Verse 1]
C Bbsus2It's a long way down from the high horse you're on
F Gsus4When you stumble and then you're thrown
C Bbsus2And the last time we say him he was out in the rain
Em Am Em AmWatchin' that train roll down the track
Em Am Em AmNow he's back in showbiz trying make a comeback
[Verse 2]
C Bbsus2We know that he's desperate and we know that he's broke
F Gsus4He's the mystery guest we'll puncture
C Bbsus2They told a young girl with a clipboard "Just keep him amused"
Em Am Em Am"Whatever you do, don't tell him your name"
Em Am Em Am"Whatever you say, don't let him drink"
Bb GUnder lime, under lime, under lime
[Pre-Chorus]
Eb Dm Eb Ebm BbHe whistles out of tune his words don't always rhyme
Eb Dm Eb Ebm BbBut we will be right back, we're almost out of time
(Chorus)
G# F# F BbDown a long corridor he's trying to impress
G# F# F BbHe was helpin' a showgirl fasten up her dress
G# F# F BbAnd the clock on the wall tick-tocked the time away
And the band starts to play [Instrumental] D D7 Gm/Bb (x2) [Verse 3]
C Bbsus2In the violent strip of an undressing room
F Gsus4She loosened his grip and started
C Bbsus2Tell me your story, if you feel so inclined
Em Am Em AmHe was a mess, almost resigned
Em Am Em AmThough she could guess, I think you will find
Bb GShe thought, "Oh you know, I wouldn't mind"
[Pre-Chorus]
Eb Dm Eb Ebm BbHe asked her boyfriend's name then her whole family tree
Eb Dm Eb Ebm BbShe thought "I can't believe it's happening to me"
[Chorus]
G# F# F BbAnd upset, said "Hey pet: would you kindly pass that pill
G# F# F BbAnd allow me to just dictate my dying will"
G# F# F BbAnd the clock on the wall tick-tocked the time away
And the band starts to play [Instrumental] D D7 Gm/Bb (x2) [Verse 4]
C Bbsus2Jimmy was dreamin' as she uncrossed her legs
F Gsus4He shuttered his eyes discreetly
C Bbsus2And he thought of a drummer and considered a snare
Em Am Em AmBut the beat of his heart said, "Don't even start"
Em Am Em AmHis conscience was bare, it said, "Hey, don't even dare"
Bb GShe's completely unaware
[Pre-Chorus]
Eb Dm Eb Ebm BbShe forced a laugh or a sigh at every alibi
Eb Dm Eb Ebm BbOnce every crime was confessed he buttoned up his vest
[Chorus]
G# F# F BbSaid "Hey gal, you'r a pal, you've really been a sport
G# F# F BbAnd you don't get a record if you never get caught"
G# F# F BbAnd the clock on the wall tick-tocked the time away
And the band starts to play [Instrumental] D D7 Gm/Bb (x3)
C Bbsus2 (x2)[Outro]
C Bbsus2It's a long way down from the high horse you're on
C Bbsus2It's a long way back as you cover your track
COr you bury your crime
Bbsus2 C Bbsus2Under lime, under lime, under lime, under lime
C Bbsus2It's a long way down from the high horse you're on
C Bbsus2It's a long way back as you cover your track
COr you bury your crime
Bbsus2 C Bbsus2Under lime, under lime, under lime, under lime
C Bbsus2It's a long way down from the high horse you're on
C Bbsus2It's a long way back as you cover your track
CAs you bury your crime
Bbsus2Under lime, under lime, under lime
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