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Intro -x2-: Bm  G  D

          Bm             G
Children, Broadripple is burning
        D
And the girls are gettin' sick
           Bm             G
Of huffin' glue up in the bathroom
           D
While your boyfriends pick up chicks
                Bm
And darling I'm lost
            G               D
I heard you whispering that night in fountain square
                 Bm              G                    D
The trash filled streets made me wish we were heading home.


              Bm              G
And there was love inside the basement
           D
Where that woman used to lie
     Bm              G
In a sleeping bag we shared
         D
Upon the floor almost every night
                Bm
And darling I'm drunk
     G                 D
everything that I have loved is turned to stone
             Bm      G         D
So pack your bag and come back home.


        Bm
And I'm wasted
        G
You can taste it
      D       D       Bm
Don't look at me that way
               G         Bm
'cause I'll be hanging from a rope
       G         D      Bm    
I will haunt you like a ghost.

Interlude: Bm  G  D

      Bm          G
If my woman was a fire
           D
She'd burn out before I wake
         Bm                 G
And be replaced by pints of whiskey
    D
Cigarettes, and outer space
            Bm
If somebody moves
     G                     D
everything you thought you had will go to xxxx
            Bm         G       D
We've got a lot, don't ever forget that.


      Bm               G
And I wrote this on an airplane
          D
Where the people looked like eggs
           Bm             G
And when a woman that you loved was gone
        D
She was bombing east Japan
                  Bm
And don't xxxxing move
            G                     D
'cause everything you thought you have will go to xxxx
            Bm         G              D
We've got a lot, don't you dare to forget that.


        Bm
And I'm wasted
        G
You can taste it
      D       D       Bm
Don't look at me that way
               G         Bm
'cause I'll be hanging from a rope
       G         D      Bm    
I will haunt you like a ghost.

Interlude -x4-: Bm  G  D

        Bm
And I'm wasted
        G
You can taste it.
      D       D       Bm
Don't look at me that way
               G         Bm
'cause I'll be hanging from a rope
       G         D      Bm    
I will haunt you like a ghost.
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6 Comments

  1. Literal Trash

    This song sounds so beautiful on the uke! Thank you xx

  2. does anyone know the strumming pattern?

  3. If this helps anyone, I transpose it to +3 so it’s not so low, and easier to sing for my voice, but still sounds like the song! That would make the chords C F and Am which is even a little easier on the fingers for a beginner player

  4. When you’re playing it on guitar the chords are em-c-g all throughout the song

  5. thatbekkahgirl

    So, years back when I first wanted to learn this song, I found chords that almost perfectly matched the transposed three half steps up version– the Am F C progression. The only difference was that G was used in the chorus to break it up a little bit, which I find sounds better (particularly/at least if it’s just vocals + uke) and may even more closely resemble the Not Animal! album version(? but maybe not and I’m just saying that to seem more intelligent).

    In any case, the chorus looked like this:

    Am
    And I’m wasted
    F
    You can taste it
    C G Am
    Don’t look at me that way
    F Am
    ’cause I’ll be hanging from a rope
    C G Am
    I will haunt you like a ghost.

    Only thing is, I think the non-transposed progression complements my voice, so I’m not sure how to transpose the G back to the Gbm D A progression, if that makes sense. E doesn’t sound too bad to my ear (but I don’t know how reliable that is and I also need new strings).
    Also, they may have just added G throughout the song in places, I don’t really remember.

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