Artist Men Without Hats
Album The Safety Dance
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Bb
We can dance if we want to
       Ab                  Eb
We can leave your friends behind
           Ab
Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance
             Bb             F
Well they're no friends of mine
     Bb
I say, we can go where we want to
              Ab               Eb
a place where they will never find
           Ab    
And we can act like we come from out of this world
          Bb            F
Leave the real one far behind
           Eb          Ab   Db  Gb -2x-        
And we can dance  and sing


Bb
We can go when we want to
             Ab               Eb
The night is young and so am I
           Ab
And we can dress real neat from our hats to our feet
       Bb                          F
And surprise 'em with the victory cry
     Bb
Say, we can act if want to
      Ab            Eb
If we don't nobody will
            Ab
And you can act real rude and totally removed
          Bb               F
And I can act like an imbecile

Chorus:
       Eb             Ab
I say, we can dance, we can dance
Db                       Gb
Everything's out of control
Eb             Ab
We can dance, we can dance
Db                           Gb
We're doing it from pole to pole's
Eb             Ab
We can dance, we can dance
Db                      Gb
Everybody look at your hands
Eb             Ab
We can dance, we can dance
Db                    Gb       
Everybody takin' the cha-Ab-Ab-ance
Bb F                   C G
    It's safe to dance,    Oh well it's safe to dance,
 F                     C G
    Yes it's safe to dance


Bb 
We can dance if we want to
          Ab                 Eb
We've got all your life and mine
    Ab                   
As long as we abuse it, never gonna lose it
Bb                      F
Everything'll work out right
     Bb 
I say, we can dance if we want to
       Ab                    Eb
We can leave your friends behind
            Ab
'Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance
             Bb             F
Well they're no friends of mine

Chorus:
       Eb             Ab
I say, we can dance, we can dance
Db                       Gb
Everything's out of control
Eb             Ab
We can dance, we can dance
Db                           Gb
We're doing it from pole to pole's
Eb             Ab
We can dance, we can dance
Db                      Gb
Everybody look at your hands
Eb             Ab
We can dance, we can dance
Db                    Gb       
Everybody takin' the cha-Ab-Ab-ance
Bb F                   C G
    It's safe to dance,    Oh well it's safe to dance,
 F                     C G
    Yes it's safe to dance

Outro:
Bb F                       C G
    Well it's safe to dance     Well it's safe to dance
    Yes it's safe to dance      Well it's safe to dance
    Well it's safe to dance     It's a Safety Dance
    Well it's a Safety Dance    Oh it's a Safety Dance
    Oh it's a Safety Dance      Well it's a Safety Dance
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Caitlin Curtis
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Caitlin Curtis

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errday
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errday

try this D7 (we can dance if we want to), C (we can leave your friends behind, G (Because your friends don’t dance…)

Megan
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Megan

I’d like to play the Sleeping At Last version of this song, any playing suggestions? I’m quite a beginner; I’ve only learned about 3 songs, so any advice is highly appreciated :) Thank you

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