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Tom Lehrer – Alma chords
[Intro] E F#m B [Verse]E AThe loveliest girl ViennaB EWas Alma, the smartest as wellAOnce you picked her up on your antenna,B EYou'd never be free of her spell.C GHer lovers were many and varied,D7 GFrom the day she began her -- beguine.Em7 A7There were three famous ones whom she married,F# BAnd who knows how many between.[Chorus 1]A E B EAlma, tell us! All modern women are jealous.A E C# F#m B7 EWhich of your magical wands got you Gustav and Walter and Franz?[Verse]E AThe first one she married was Mahler,B EWhose buddies all knew him as Gustav.AAnd each time he saw her he'd holler:B E"Ach, that is the fraulein I moost have!"C GTheir marriage, however, was murduhD7 GHe'd scream to the heavens above,Em7 A7"I'm writing Das Lied von der Erde,F# BAnd she only wants to make love!"[Chorus 2]A E B EAlma, tell us! All modern women are jealousA E C# F#m B7 EYou should have a statue in bronze for bagging Gustav & Walter & Franz[Verse]E AWhile married to Gus, she met Gropius,B EAnd soon she was swinging with Walter.AGus died, and her tear drops were copious.B EShe cried all the way to the altar.C GBut he would work late at the Bauhaus,D7 GAnd only came home now and thenEm7 A7She said, "What am I running, a chow house?F# BIt's time to change parters again."[Chorus 3]A E B EAlma, tell us! All modern women are jealousA EThough you didn't even use Ponds,C# F#m B7 EYou got Gustav and Walter and Franz[Verse]E AWhile married to Walt she'd met Werfel,B EAnd he too was caught in her net.AHe married her, but he was careful,B E'cause Alma was no Bernadette.C GAnd that is the story of Alma,D7 GWho knew how to receive and to giveEm7 A7The body that reached her embalma'F# BWas one that had known how to live![Chorus 4]A E B EAlma, tell us! How can they help being jealous?A E C# F#m B7Ducks always envy the swans who get Gustav and Walter,F#m B7 F#m B7 EYou never did falter, with Gustav and Walter and Franz[Outro] B7 E