Elvis Costello - The World And His Wife Chords & Tabs

 

The World And His Wife Chords & Tabs

Elvis Costello Chords & Tabs

Version: 1 Type: Chords 0 ratings
1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
comments

The World And His Wife Chords

   
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: wvaughan@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu (William Vaughan)

The World and His Wife (acoustic)
Elvis Costello
From the "Punch the Clock" Ryko reissue

Intro  G    G/F#   Em    D  C   G

G                               G/F#  Em
The family circle gathers round from very far and near

   D               C                 G
To pass around the same remarks they passed away last year

    G                          G/F# Em
The little girl you dangled on your knee without mishap

      D                 C          G
Stirs something in your memory and something in your lap

*Chorus*
    Am                  Em
The juniper berry has a very deadly kiss

Bb                               D
I believe that something here is very much amiss

G                G/F# Em
But its a living and  this is the life

        D     C       D
For the world and his wife

          C#      F#m
The world and his wife

    Am                              Em
The kissing cousins step outside to cuddle and confess

Bb                                D
She says sweet nothing at all its much more of a mess

         G         G/F# Em
She says our mother and someone elses father

D                  C          G
Went for two weeks holiday in Taramasalata

G                       G/F#    Em
Daddy went out with the rubbish and he kept on talking

  D                 C              G
Between Mum and the walls god only knows who does the talking

*Chorus*

(Verse 3 same as verse 2)
The conversation melts like chocolate down our open jaws
Through the loud appeal of laughter
and the counting score drawers
But later on in the evening through the tears and fol de rol
Come the setimental feelings of the lure of vitriol
Longing thoughts go hankering for the old home overseas
With a blindfold and a national anthem sung in different keys

*Chorus* (Except instead of C# and F#m, just play D and C and
repeat again)

from: Christian Korbanka, Cologne, Germany
e-mail: Christian_Korbanka@msn.com
lyrics and chords of: The World And His Wife (LIVE!) by Elvis Costello
(This is the live-version from the Punch The Clock re-issue)

Suggestions and corrections are always welcome!
date: 95/10/15

G  Em
D  C  G
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/e/elvis_costello/the_world_and_his_wife_crd.html ]
           G                                               Em
The family circle gathers round from very far and near
        D                         C                                 G
To pass around the same remarks they passed away last year
          G                                             Em
The little girl you dangeled on your knee without mishap
                 D                        C                     G
Stirs something in your memory and something in your lap

          Am                         Em
The juniper berry has a very deadly kiss
Bb                                                    Dm                 D
I would say that something here is very much in this

G                             Em
But it?s a living and this is the life
               D       C           G
For the world and his wife
          D     C#7     F#m
The world and his wife

           Am                                            Em
The kissing cousins step outside to cuddle and confess
Bb                                                    Dm                     D
She says sweet nothing at all it?s much more of a mess
              G                               Em
She says our mother and someone else?s father
   D                                 C                  G
Went for two weeks holiday in Taramasalata
    G                                                Em
Daddy went out with the rubbish and he kept on walking
      D                               C                         G
Between mum and the walls - god only knows who does the takling

          Am                         Em
The juniper berry has a very deadly kiss
Bb                                                    Dm                 D
I would say that something here is very much in this

G                             Em
But it?s a living and this is the life
               D       C         G
For the world and his wife
          D     C#7     F#m
The world and his wife

             Am                                              Em
The conversation melts like chocolate down our open jaws
                      Bb                                                 Dm                        D
Through the loud appeal of laughter and the counting of score draws
        G                                                      Em
But later on in the evening through the tears and fol de rol
                           D            C                   G
Come the sentimental feelings for the lure of vitriol
     G                                                       Em
Longing thoughts go hankering for the old home overseas
                 D                      C                      G
With a blindfold and a national anthem sung in diferent keys

          Am                         Em
The juniper berry has a very deadly kiss
Bb                                                    Dm                 D
I would say that something here is very much in this

G                               Em
But it?s a living and this is the life
               D       C         G
For the world and his wife
          D       C         G
The world and his wife
          F       C         G
The world and his wife

Seite 2 von 2Seite 1 von 2
Comments