Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
C G7 C G F C
F C7 F B♭ F C7 F G
Verse 1CYou can shine your shoes and wear a C7suit, FYou can comb your hair and look a quF7ite cute. CYou can hide your face behind a smileC. B B♭ A A7One thing you can't D7hide, G7Is when you're crippled Cinside.
Verse 2CYou can wear a mask and paint your C7face, FYou can call yourself the human F7race. CYou can wear a collar and a tieC. B B♭ A A7One thing you can't D7hide, CIs when you're crippled insideC. B B♭ A
ChorusA7Well now you Amknow, AmThat your cat has nine lives, babe. D7Nine lives to itselfG7, CYou only got one, CAnd a dog's life ain't funAm7. CMamma take a lG7ook outsCide.
Verse 3CYou can go to church and sing a hymC7n, FJudge me by the colour of my skF7in. CYou can live a lie until you diCe. B B♭ A A7One thing you can't D7hide, CIs when you're crippled insideC. B B♭ A
InstrumentalCTake it Billy!
C C7 F F7
C C B B♭ A
A7 D7 C
C B B♭ A
C['You can shine your shoes and wear...' inadvertently omitted]
OutroA7One thing you can't D7hide, CIs when you're crippled inside.B B♭ A A7One thing you can't hiD7de, GIs when you're crippled G7insiCde.C7 F A♭7 G7 E♭9 C9