Artist Smokie
Album Living Next Door To Alice - Single
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Note "Living Next Door to Alice" is a song co-written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. Originally released by the Australian vocal harmony trio New World in 1972, the song charted at #35 on the Australian chart. The song later became a worldwide hit for the band Smokie.
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Verse:
A                                D
Sally called and she got the word.
                                E      A    E
She said I suppose you've heard, about alice.
       A
When I rushed to the window, and I looked outside
D                             E
I could hardly believe my eyes.
                                   A           E
And the big limosine pulled up, in alices drive.

Chorus:
      A
Oh, I dont know why she's leavin,

or where she's gunna go
  D
I guess she's got her reaons

but I just dont wanna know
          E                                      A    E
cause for 24 years i've been living next door to alice
A
24 years just waiting for the chance
    D
to tell her how I feel and maybe get a second glance
       E                     E7                A   E
Now I gotta get used to not livin next door to alice

Verse:
A                                       D
We walked together, two kids in the park
                                          E       A    E
We inscribed our initials deep in the bark me and alice
        A
As she walks to the door with her head held high
D                                 E
just for a moment I caught her eye
                                A         E
As the limosine pulls out, of alices drive

Chorus:
      A
Oh, I dont know why she's leavin,

or where she's gunna go
  D
I guess she's got her reaons

but I just dont wanna know
          E                                      A    E
cause for 24 years i've been living next door to alice
A
24 years just waiting for the chance
    D
to tell her how I feel and maybe get a second glance
       E                     E7                A   E
Now I gotta get used to not livin next door to alice

Verse:
    A                                     D
And sally called back and asked how i felt
                               E          A     E
And she said I know how to help, get over alice
              A
She said, now alice is gone, but im still here
D                                      E
you know i've been waiting for 24 years

And the big limosine dissapeared.

Chorus:
      A
Oh, I dont know why she's leavin,

or where she's gunna go
  D
I guess she's got her reaons

but I just dont wanna know
          E                                      A    E
cause for 24 years i've been living next door to alice
A
24 years just waiting for the chance
    D
to tell her how I feel and maybe get a second glance
       E                     E7                A   E
Now I gotta get used to not livin next door to alice
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