Tom Waits - Foreign Affair chords

Album Foreign Affairs (1977)

Intro :C -Am7-Dm7-G7 / C -Am7-Dm7-G7-C

C Am7 Dm7 G7when traveling abroad in the continental style
C Dm7 G7 C-Am7-Dm7-G7it's my belief one must attempt to be discreet
C Am7 Dm7 G7and subsequently bear in mind your transient position
C Dm7 G7 Am7allows you a perspective that's unique
Dm7 G7 C Am7and though you'll find your itinerary's a blessing and a curse
Dm7 G7 C Am7your wanderlust won't let you settle down
Dm7 G7 C Am7and you'll wonder how you ever fathomed that you'd be content
Dm7 G7 to stay within the city limits of a small midwestern town
C Am7 Dm7 G7most vagabonds i knowed don't ever want to find the culprit
C Am7 Dm7 G7that remains the object of their long relentless quest
Am7 Am7 Dm7 G7the obsession's in the chasing and not the apprehending
C Dm7 G7 C-Am7-Dm7-G7the pursuit you see and never the arrest
E7 Am7 D7without fear of contradiction "bon voyage" is always hollered
Dm7 G7 C Am7in conjunction with a handkerchief from shore
E7 Am7by a girl that drives a rambler and furthermore
D7 Dm7 G7is overly concerned that she won't see him anymore
C Am7planes and trains and boats and buses
Dm7 G7 C Am7 Dm7 G7-E7characteristically evoke a common attitude of blue
Am7 Am7 Dm7 G7unless you have a suitcase and a ticket and a passport
C Dm7 G7 C-Am7-Dm7-G7and the cargo that they're carrying is you
C Am7 Dm7 G7a foreign affair juxtaposed with a stateside
C Dm7 G7and domestically approved romantic fancy
Am7 Am7 Dm7 G7is mysteriously attractive due to circumstances knowing
C Am7 Dm7-G7-Cit will only be parlayed into a memory
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