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Oliver's Army

Song Author Elvis Costello Lyrics by: Elvis Costello Performer: The Attractions og Elvis Costello Submitted by: gilsi
[A]Don't start me talking;[D] I could [E]talk all night.
[A]My mind goes sleepwalking[D] while I'm [C#7]putting the world to right.
[F#m]Called careers [B]information.[F#m] Have you got yourse[B]lf an oc[E]cup  [A]ation?

[A]Oliver's Army is [D]here to [E]stay. [A]Oliver's Army are [D]on their [E]way.
[A] And [A/G#]I would [F#m]rather be [A/E]anywhere [D]else [D/C#]but      [E]here to[A]day. [D]    [D/C#]    [E6]    [E7]    

[A]There was a checkpoint Charlie,[D] he didn't [E]crack a smile.
[A]But it's no laughing party [D]when you've been [C#7]on the murder mile.
[F#m]Only takes one [B]itchy trigger, [F#m]one more widow one [B]less white [E]nigger.

[A]Oliver's Army is [D]here to [E]stay. [A]Oliver's Army are [D]on their [E]way.
[A] And [A/G#]I would [F#m]rather be [A/E]anywhere [D]else [D/C#]but      [E]here to[A]day. [D]    [E7]    

[G#m] Hong Kong is [F#]up for grabs; [E] London is [D#]full of Arabs.
[C#] We could be in [F#]Palestine, [E]overrun by the [F#]Chinese line
with the [E]boys from the Mersey and the [F#]Thames and the Tyne.

[B]But there's no danger. [E] It's a pro[F#]fessional car[B]eer,
though it could be arranged with [E]just a word in M[D#7]r. Churchill's e[G#m]ar.    
If you're out of [C#]luck you're out of w[G#m]ork    
We could send you t[C#]o Jo   [F#]hannes[B]burg [E]    [F#]    

[B]Oliver's Army is [E]here to [F#]stay [B]Oliver's Army are [E]on their [F#]way.   
[B] and [B/A#]I would [G#m]rather be [B/F#]anywhere [E]else [E/D#]than      [F#]here to[B]day  
[B] and [B/A#]I would [G#m]rather be [B/F#]anywhere [E]else [E/D#]than      [F#]here to[B]day  
[B] and [B/A#]I would [G#m]rather be [B/F#]anywhere [E]else [E/D#]than      [F#]here to[B]day  
[B] Oh oh oh [E]oh  [E/D#]    [F#]Oh oh oh

Don't start me talking; I could talk all night.
My mind goes sleepwalking while I'm putting the world to right.
Called careers information. Have you got yourself an occupation?

Oliver's Army is here to stay. Oliver's Army are on their way.
And I would rather be anywhere else but here today.

There was a checkpoint Charlie, he didn't crack a smile.
But it's no laughing party when you've been on the murder mile.
Only takes one itchy trigger, one more widow one less white nigger.

Oliver's Army is here to stay. Oliver's Army are on their way.
And I would rather be anywhere else but here today.

Hong Kong is up for grabs; London is full of Arabs.
We could be in Palestine, overrun by the Chinese line
with the boys from the Mersey and the Thames and the Tyne.

But there's no danger. It's a professional career,
though it could be arranged with just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear.
If you're out of luck you're out of work
We could send you to Johannesburg

Oliver's Army is here to stay Oliver's Army are on their way.
and I would rather be anywhere else than here today
and I would rather be anywhere else than here today
and I would rather be anywhere else than here today
Oh oh oh oh Oh oh oh

Chords

  • A
  • D
  • E
  • C#7
  • F#m
  • B
  • A/G#
  • A/E
  • D/C#
  • E6
  • E7
  • G#m
  • F#
  • D#
  • C#
  • D#7
  • B/A#
  • B/F#
  • E/D#

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