Intro:
    C  C  F      C  
    C  C  G
    C  C  F      C
    C  G  C 


C                       F    
Ilsa was an acrobat who went and fell in love with that
  Am        G           C
Horatio the human cannonball.
  C                                    F    
A weddin' 'neath the big top tent with barkers clowns and elephants
Am              G            C
Sideshow family oddities and all.
    F             Am              G
The dog-faced boy howled out with joy
       Dm       C        G  
As the tattooed lady was crying.
     C         G            Am             F    
Ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning
         C   G        C
It takes all kinds of kinds.


C                             F    
Thomas was a congressman with closets full of skeletons
    Am              G              C
And dresses that he wore on Friday nights.


C                           F   
Phyllis was a pharmacist, a dab of that, a pinch of this
   Am           G             C
Concocted to suppress her appetite.
         F                            Am            G
When the children were fiddlin' she'd slip 'em some Ritalin
    Dm            C         G  
And wait for Thomasina to arrive.
           C         G            Am             F    
Cause ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning
         C   G        Am      F    
It takes all kinds of kinds. -All kinds of kinds-
C   G        C
All kinds of kinds.

Solo:
    C  F  C | C  G |
    C  F  C | C  G | C |


     C                           F    
When I play this old guitar from children's shows to smoky bars
  Am               G               C
I take a break and think about the past.
       C                        F    
When I stood up in geometry and everybody stared at me
    Am          G             C
And I tossed my test into the trash.


  F                             Am           G
I scratched off my number while hitching out under
     Dm          C          G  
That bush league population sign.
     C         G            Am             F    
Ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning
         C   G        C
It takes all kinds of kinds.


    F                           Am        G
Now some point a finger and let ignorance linger
          Dm          C             G   F       C     Dm
If they'd look in the mirror they'd find.
          C         G            Am             F    
That ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning
         C   G        Am   F    
It takes all kinds of kinds. -All kinds of kinds-
C   G        Am   F    
All kinds of kinds. -All kinds of kinds-
C   G        C
All kinds of kinds.

Outro:
    C  F  C | C  G |
    C  F  C | C  G | C |
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