Ian Dury And The Blockheads - What A Waste chords

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Artist: Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Song: What a waste
Tabbed by: DJ
7th Jan 2013

Tuning: Standard

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Dm7 Eb7 Dm7 Eb7| / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |
Dm7 I could be the driver, an articulated lorry,
Eb7 I could be a poet, I wouldn't need to worry,
Dm7 I could be the teacher in a classroom full of scholars,
Eb7 I could be the Sergeant in a Squadron full of wallahs!
F Eb7 F GWhat a waste! What a waste! What a waste! What a waste!
C Because I chose to play the fool in a six - piece band,
A7First night nerves every one - night stand,
Dm7 I should be glad...to be so inclined!
Eb7 Eb7 G G CWhat a waste! What a waste! Rock 'n' Roll don't mind! (Schtum!)
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Dm7 Eb7 Dm7 Eb7| / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |
Dm7 I could be a lawyer, with stratagems and ruses,
Eb7 I could be a doctor, with poultices and bruises,
Dm7 I could be writer with a growing reputation,
Eb7 I could be the ticket man at Fulham railway station!
F Eb7 F GWhat a waste! What a waste! What a waste! What a waste!
C Because I chose to play the fool in a six - piece band,
A7First night nerves every one - night stand,
Dm7 I should be glad to be so inclined!
Eb7 Eb7 G G CWhat a waste! What a waste! Rock 'n' Roll don't mind!
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F#m G#m Bbm| / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |
Bbm Bm Cm Cm Bm Bbm Dm7 Eb7| / /__/ / / | /__/ /__/ | / / / / | / / / / |
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Dm7 I could be the catalyst that sparks a revolution,
Eb7 I could be an inmate in a long -term institution,
Dm7 I could lead to wild extremes, I could do or die,
Eb7 I could yawn, and be withdrawn, and watch them gallop by!
F Eb7 F GWhat a waste! What a waste! What a waste! What a waste!
C Because I chose to play the fool in a six - piece band,
A7First night nerves every one - night stand,
Dm7 Eb7 Eb7 I should be glad to be so inclined! What a waste! What a waste!
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G G CRock 'n' Roll don't mind! Ah------------------!
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A7 Dm7 Ah-----------------------! Ah------------------------!| / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |
Eb7 Eb7( What a waste! What a waste!)
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G G C ^ ^ Chose to play the fool in a six - piece band,
A7First night nerves every one - night stand,
Dm7 I should be glad to be so inclined!
Eb7 Eb7 G G CWhat a waste! What a waste! Rock 'n' Roll don't mind!
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Eb7 Eb7 G G CWhat a waste! What a waste! Rock 'n' Roll don't mind!
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ *************************************************************************** Dm7 = xx0211 C = x32010 Bbm = x13321 Eb7 = x11323 A7 = 000000 Bm = x24432 F = 133211 F#m = 244222 Cm = x35543 G = 355433 G#m = 466444
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