Boomtown Rats - Looking After Number Chords & Tabs

 

Looking After Number Chords & Tabs

Boomtown Rats Chords & Tabs

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Looking After Number Chords

   
LOOKING AFTER NUMBER 1 – Boomtown Rats 
written by Bob Geldof
Mercury Records, 1977

Like most punk, this is chock full o' power chording.
N.C: No chord; either no tonal instrument playing, or no discernible chords.
A > between chords means play the first and immediately slide up to the second.

N.C [Drum intro]

D5 A5

E5                                          D5 A5
The world owes me a living
E5                                       D5 A5
I've waited on this dole queue too long
E5
I've been standin' in the rain for fifteen minutes
         D5            A5             E5
That's a quarter of an hour too long.
C#5   B5  C#5    B5
Aw______, aw_______

     E5                          D5 A5
I'll take all they can give me        and
E5                           D5 A5
Then I'm gonna ask for more     cos the
E5             
Money's buried deep in the bank of England, babe, and
D5         A5               E5
I want the key to the vault

CHORUS:
(E5)      A5 A5 F#5             N.C.
I'm gonna             take your money
D5         E5              A5    D5   E5
Count your loss when I'm gone.
A5 A5  F#5   N.C.  
       I'm alright, Jack!

D5      E5           A5      D5   A5
Lookin' after number one.

[As first verse]
If I want something I get it
Don't matter what I have to do
I'll step on your face, on my mother's grave
Never underestimeate me I'm nobody's fool
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/boomtown_rats/looking_after_number_crd.html ]
Ooh, ooh,
I don’t owe nobody nothing
And it’s me must come thru
Why don’t you stop, think, look, babe
I always get what I want and I want to get you 
(E5)      A5 A5 F#5             N.C.
I'm gonna             take your money
D5         E5              A5    D5   E5
Count your loss when I'm gone.
A5 A5  F#5   N.C.  
       I'm alright, Jack!
D5      E5           A5  
Lookin' after number one.

E5                    A5
I don't wanna be like you.
E5                      A5
I don't wanna live like you.
E5                      A5   D5   A5      E5
I don't wanna talk like you, ooh, ooh, at all.

A5>B5 A5>B5 A5>B5 D5>E5 
                       ... Number one!

[Guitar solo. I suck at figuring these out]:
B5     A5    G5    F#5  

E5 B5   F#5                                E5  B5
      Don't give me love thy neighbour
      F#5                 E5  B5
Don't give me charity
F#5                                 E5         B5
Don't give me peace and love or the good lord above
         E5        B5            F#5
You only get in my way with your stupid ideas
D#5     C#5  D#5     C#5
Ooh________, ooh_______,

I am an island
Entire of myself
And when I get old, older than today
I'll never need anybody's help in any way.

(F#5)      B5 B5 G#5             N.C.
I'm gonna             take your money
E5         F#5              B5    B5   F#5
Count your loss when I'm gone.
B5 B5  F#5   N.C.  
       I'm alright, Jack!
E5      F#5          B5  
Lookin' after number one.

F#5                   B5
I don't wanna be like you.
F#5                     B5
I don't wanna live like you.
F#5                     B5   E5   B5   F#5
I don't wanna talk like you, ooh, ooh, ooh.

F#5
I'm gonna be like
F#5
I'm gonna be like
F#5               B5
I'm gonna be like ME!
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