Sparks - Amateur Hour Chords & Tabs


Amateur Hour Chords & Tabs

Sparks Chords & Tabs

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Amateur Hour Chords

Lyrics & music by Ron Mael (1974)
Album: Kimono, My House
Bright 4/4 teenybopper beat
Key: A (Capo at I to play along with the original record)
Vocal range: High tenor to falsetto (D to high B)
Vocalist: Russell Mael

Intro: A///+A///+E///+E/// (4 X)

    (A)                     (E/G#) 
The lawns grow plush in the hinterlands
    (G)                            (Bm/F#)
The perfect little setting for the one-night stands
    A/E                      (E)
The drapes are drawn and the lights are out
         (G/D)                               (Bm)
It's the time to put in practice what you've dreamed about
      (A)              (E)          (A)
Well, she can show you what you must do
      (A)              (E)         (A) (E7)
To be more like people better than you

Amateur hour goes on and on, 
When you turn pro, you know
She tells you so!
[ Tab from: ]
(Idem, see first verse)
Girls grow tops to go topless in
While we sit and count the hairs that blossom from our chins
Our voices change at a rapid pace:
I could start a song a tenor and then end as bass

So choose your partners every one
If you hesitate, the good ones are gone

CHORUS (repeat)

Ooh -------------------

Amateur hour goes on and on
When you turn pro you know
She'll let you know
(repeat instrumental intro)

[Modulate to B]

(B)                          (F#/A#)
Dance, laugh, wine, dine and talk and sing 
    (A)                              (C#m/G#)
But those cannot replace what is the real thing
       (B/F#)               (F#)
It's a lot like playing the violin
       (A/E)                      (C#m)
You cannot start off and be Yehudi Menuhin
So, Amateur hour goes on and on,
When you turn pro you know

She tells you so!

(repeat intro as outro, with frantic hand-clapping)