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Tom Lehrer – Be Prepared tab
Be Prepared By: Tom Lehrer G C Be prepared, that's the Boy Scouts marching song G7 Be prepared, as through life you march along C E7 A7 Be prepared to hold your liquor fairly well D7 G7 Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell C Be prepared to hide that pack of cigarettes G7 Don't make book -- if you cannot cover bets C C7 F C7 F Keep those reefers hidden where you're sure they will not be found Cm D A7/D D7 G D7 G And be careful not to smoke them when the scoutmaster's around G7 C F D7 Fm6 For he only will insist that they be shared G7 C F C F C G7 Be prepared G Be prepared, G7 That's the Boy-Scouts' solemn creed Be prepared... G7 And be clean in word and deed! C E7 A7 Don't solicit for your sister, that's not nice... D7 G7 Unless you get a good percentage of her price! C Be prepared, C And be careful not to do your good deed; G7 When there's no-one watching you C C7 F C7 F And you're looking for adventure of a new and different kind... Cm D A7/D D7 G D7 G And you come across a Girl-Scout who is similarly inclined G7 C F D7 Fm6 Don't be nervous; don't be flustered; don't be scared G7 C F C F C G7 Be prepared! Hmmmm... try converting to Times New Roman (10) for the first verse and Arial (10) for the rest of them to put the chords in the right place (I think!) Since someone was kind enough to respond to my request for Tom Lehrer songs even though my request was on an inappropriate site, I thought the least I could do in return is to post them here. I should perhaps say that as this song was originally written for piano it may not really transpose very well onto guitar... as is in fact suggested by my own primitive preliminary attempts at a guitar-accompanied rendition, which were not entirely encouraging... But you may be a better guitarist than me, so here it is anyway! Good luck!