Thin Lizzy - Honesty Is No Excuse chords

      
Thin Lizzy - Honesty is No Excuse (1971)
Transcribed by Jon Malmin (jogusmal@hotmail.com)
Tuning: About 1/4 flat of standard E

Intro:
A (x4)

A Up 'til now I used to pass my time
A7 D G G/F Drinking beer so slowly, sometimes wine
Bm Bm/A E E7No God, air, water or sunshine
C#m C#m7 F# F#7 And honesty was my only excuse
Bm Bm/A E I took your love and I used it
A Up 'til now my youthful stage
A7 D G G/FA useless rage, a torn out page, a worn out gauge
Bm Bm/A E E7 A dirty shade, a big charade, has been made
C#m C#m7 F# F#7And honesty was my only excuse
Bm Bm/A E E7I took your love and I used it
A C#m Duu, duu, duu, du du duu, duu
G Bm E Du du duu, duu
[Solo backing]: A A A A A7 D G Gmaj7 Bm Bm/A E E7 C#m C#m7 F# F#7 Bm Bm/A E E7 A C#m G Bm E E E E7
A Up 'til now my love life
A7 D G G/FA few sweet kisses, a little missus, a fork and knife
Bm Bm/A E E7A happy home, a hand to hold, a land to roam
C#m C#m7 F# F#7And honesty was my only excuse
Bm Bm/A E I used to take life by the hand, and I abused it
A C#m Duu, duu, duu, du du duu, duu
G Bm E E7 Du du duu, duu
A Up 'til now I used to tap dance
A7 D G G/FTake a girl by the hand, saying I need your, I need your romance
Bm Bm/AOh...
E E7I had me some chances
C#m C#m7 F# F#7And honesty was my only excuse
Bm Bm/A E E7I used to take your love, and I'd abuse it
A C#m Duu, duu, duu, du du duu, duu
G Bm E E7 Du du duu, duu
A Up 'til now the path of life was fair enough
A7 D G G/FWas fair enough, enough was fair, all was right
Bm Bm/A E E7And now I know, I see the light
C#m C#m7 F# F#7And honesty was my only excuse...
The song fades out from here, so you can choose to either finish the verse or end on the F#7, I guess... (which will sound pretty bad). Anyway, enjoy!
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