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Intro -x2-: E  Gbm  Abm  Gbm

E           Gbm
Hello Dan, it's Joe here
Abm         Gbm
I hope you're keeping well
E                Gbm
it’s the 21st of December
Abm                        Gbm
now they’re ringing the last bell
A             B
if I get good behaviour
A                        B
I'll be out of here by July
            E               Gbm
won’t you kiss my kids on Christmas day
Abm        Gbm               E
Please don't let them cry for me

E                                               Gbm
I guess the brothers are driving down from Queensland
Abm                           Gbm
and Stella's flying in from the coast
E                             Gbm                    Abm
They say it's gonna be a hundred degrees, even more maybe, but that
won't stop the roast
A                         B
Who's gonna make the gravy now?
A                      B
I bet it won't taste the same
            E                                    Gbm
Just add flour, salt, a little red wine and don't forget a dollop of
        Abm                                Gbm
tomato sauce for sweetness and that extra tang

                     E                      Gbm
And give my love to Angus and to Frank and Dolly,
                 Abm                     Gbm
Tell 'em all I'm sorry I screwed up this time

                E                     Gbm                 Abm
And look after Rita, I'll be thinking of her early Christmas morning
      Gbm          E
When I stand in line

-same chord progression throughout the song-

I hear Mary's got a new boyfriend, I hope he can hold his own
Do you remember the last one? What was his name again?
-Just a little too much cologne-

And Roger, you know I'm even gonna miss Roger
'Cause there's sure as hell no one in here I want to fight

Oh praise the Baby Jesus, have a Merry Christmas,
I'm really gonna miss it, all the treasure and the trash
And later in the evening, I can just imagine,
You'll put on Junior Murvin and push the tables back
And you'll dance with Rita, I know you really like her,
Just don't hold her too close, oh brother please don't stab me in the

I didn't mean to say that, it's just my mind it plays up,
Multiplies each matter, turns imagination into fact
You know I love her badly, she's the one to save me,
I'm gonna make some gravy, I'm gonna taste the fat
Tell her that I'm sorry, yeah I love her badly, tell 'em all I'm
And kiss the sleepy children for me
You know one of these days, I'll be making gravy,
I'll be making plenty, I'm gonna pay 'em all back.
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one Comment

  1. AussieMusicFan123

    +3 is easiest

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