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Intro -x4-: G  C  D  G

G           C       D        G
The book of love is long and boring
G          C        D    G
No one can lift the damn thing
G            C                    G
It's full of charts and facts and figures
G   C            D      G
and instructions for dancing


G     C  D  G
But I        
G         C        D    G
I love it when you read to me
G       C   D   G
And you          
G   C           D  G 
You can read me anything


G                C      D     G
The book of love has music in it
G              C           D     G
In fact that's where music comes from
G          C       D        G
Some of it is just transcendental
G             C    D      G
Some of it is just really dumb


G     C  D  G
But I        
G         C        D       G
I love it when you sing to me
G       C   D   G
And you          
G       C       D     G
You can sing me anything

Interlude -x4-: G  C  D  G

G           C       D        G
The book of love is long and boring
G       C        D    G 
And written very long ago
G            C           D            G
It's full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes
G                C       D     G 
And things we're all too young to know


G     C  D  G
But I        
G         C        D       G
I love it when you give me things
G       C   D   G
And you          
G            C       D       G
You ought to give me wedding rings
G    C  D  G
And I       
G         C        D       G
I love it when you give me things
G       C   D   G
And you          
G            C       D       G
You ought to give me wedding rings
G    C  D  G
And I       
G         C        D       G
I love it when you give me things
G       C   D   G
And you          
G            C       D       G
You ought to give me wedding rings
G            C       D       G
You ought to give me wedding rings
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5 Comments

  1. Please credit Stephin Merritt, composed the music, wrote the lyrics.

  2. Are you talking out of your backside? The talent that is Stephin Merritt wrote this song as The Magnetic Fields- 69 Love Songs is an iconic album.

  3. No, the song is by Peter Gabriel. The Magnetic Fields just covered it.

  4. cookielele

    In fact it’s Em7
    The song is by The Magnetic Fields

  5. awesomelizard

    I think it sounds good if it is Em instead of G at the end of every time it says “and you” (not the first time G is played, just the second time)

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