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Waits Tom – Better Off Without A Wife tab
"Odd" Voicings-- D7sus4 D7sus4/G C/G D7/F# xxo___ __o___ ______ __o___ 1 ||||1| 1 ||||1| 1 ||||1| 1 ||||1| |||2|| |||2|| ||2||| 2x|3|4 |||||3 3x|||4 3x|||4 |||||| INTRO: 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | G / D7sus4/G / | G / D7sus4/G / | G D7/F# Em(7) / | Am(7) / D(7) / VERSE 1: G / D7sus4 / All my friends are married-- G / D7sus4 / Ev'ry Tom and Dick and Harry-- G D7/F# Em(7) / Am(7) / D(7) / It must be strong of you to go it alone-- G / D7sus4 / Here's to the bachelors and the Bow'ry bums-- G / D7sus4 / Those who feel that they're the ones that are G Em Am(7) D(7) G C/G G / Better Off Without a Wife-- CHORUS: C / D(7) / I been sleepin' until the crack of noon-- G D7/F# Em / Midnight howlin' at the moon-- and I been Am(7) / D(7) / Goin' out when I want to, (and I'm) G / G7 / Comin' home when I please-- C / D(7) / Don't have to ask permission G D7/F# Em / If I wanna go out fishin'-- Am(7) / / / D7sus4 / D7 / Never have to ask for the keys-- VERSE 2 [!!]: G / D7sus4 / Well, I never been no Valentino-- G / D7sus4 / But I had a girl who lived in Reno-- G D7/F# Em(7) / Am(7) / D(7) / Left me for a trumpet player, but it didn't get me down-- G / D7sus4 / He was wanted for assault, and though he G / D7sus4 / Said it weren't his fault-- G Em Am(7) D(7) G C/G G / You know the coppers rode him right outa town-- CHORUS VERSE 3: [_underlined_phrases_are_spoken_, ad-lib style] G / D7sus4 / G / D7sus4 / _Ah,_yu'_see,_I'm_kinda_selfish_about_my privacy_-- G D7/F# Em(7) / Am(7) / Now as long as I can be with me, _we_get_along_so_well,_I_can_ D(7) / _hardly_believe_it_-- G / D7sus4 / Love to chew the fat with folks-- G / D7sus4 / I been list'nin' to all your dirty jokes-- G Em Am(7) D(7) G C/G G / I'm so thankful for these friends I do receive-- CHORUS [...recording ends (& begins) with some "Here Comes the Bride" piano!] | --:--tcg )