Artist The Boomtown Rats
Album The Fine Art of Surfacing
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Intro: E   Gb Gb   E E

Verse:
    B              Ebm                E               Gb
The silicon chip inside her head gets switched to overload,
    B                    Ebm
And nobody's gonna go to school today, she’s gonna
E                 Gb
Make them stay at home,
    E                  Gb                  
And daddy doesn't understand it, 
          B            B       E
He always said she was good as gold.
           E                         E
And he can see no reasons, cos there are no reasons,
     E                         Gb    Gb7
What reasons do you need to be shown?

Chorus:
        B                B  
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
        E                 Gb
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
        B                B  
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
        E                  Gb
I wanna shoot, Oo-oo-oo-oo-ooh,
              B      Ebm   E    Gb Gb   E E
The whole day down.

Verse:
    B                Ebm
The Telex machine is kept so clean, 
       E                  Gb
And it types to a waiting world,
           B                          Ebm
And Mother feels so shocked; Father's world is rocked,
          E                      Gb
And their thoughts turn to their own little girl.
E                        Gb
Sweet sixteen ain't that peachy keen,
       B                   E
No, it ain't so neat to admit defeat,
         E                        E
They can see no reasons cos there are no reasons
     E              Gb   Gb7
What reasons do you need?

Chorus:
        B                B
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
        E                 Gb
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
        B                B
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
        E                  Gb
I wanna shoot, Oo-oo-oo-oo-ooh,
              Ebsus4   Ebm     Ebsus4   Ebm            B     Bsus4 B 
The whole day down,   down,  down,    shoot it all down...

Interlude:
    Ebsus4  Ebm 
    Ebsus4  Ebm
    E  Gb
    B

Verse:
-B-
And all the
B                        Ebm                  
Playing’s stopped in the playground, now. 
    E                      Gb    Gb Gb
She wants to play with her toys a while.
    B                      Ebm
And school's out early and soon we'll be learning
        E               Gb   Gb  Gb
And the lesson today is how to die.
             E                          Gbsus4
And then the bullhorn crackles, and the captain tackles,
         B                E     B   E
With the problems and the how's and why's
           E                         E
And he can see no reasons, cos there are no reasons
     E                     Gb         Gb7
What reason do you need to die, die? Ooohh

Chorus:
        B                B
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
        E                 Gb
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
        B               B                        E                  Gb
Tell me why I don’t like, I don’t like, -tell me why- I don’t like Mondays
        B                Ebm                      E                 Gb
Tell me why, I don’t like, I don’t like -tell me why- I don’t like Mondays,
        B                Ebm
Tell me why I don’t like Mondays, 
          E                  Gb
I want to shoot, Oo-oo-oo-oo-ooh...
                 B
The. Whole. Day. Down...


Ebm          E          Gb      B
-Oo-oo-ooh, oo-oo-ooh, ooooooh.-
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Steven Cochran
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Steven Cochran

I woke up with this song in my head. I’ve been playing it all day. I did it in -4 Key of C. Fairly easy to play that way.

Ukudork
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Ukudork

I find -1 the easiest and it sounds pretty good ! If you find the Bbsus4 a little challenging, it only comes up once and it’s fine to leave it out

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