Belle And Sebastian - The Boy With The Arab Strap Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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X
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2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
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X
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
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No chord
    
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Intro

G

Verse 1

GA mile and a half on a bus takes a long time, The odour of old prison food takes a long time to Cpass you by GDay upon day of this wandering gets you down, nobody gives you a chance or a dollar in Cthis old town GHovering silence from you is a giveaway, squalor and smoke's not your style I don't like this place, CWe better go GThen I compare notes with your older sister, I am a lazy get, she is as pure as the Ccold driven snow

DG

Verse 2

GWhat did you learn from your time in the solitary cell of your mind? There was noises, distractions from Canything good and the old prison food GColour my life with the chaos of trouble GCause anything's better than posh isolation, I missed the bus, You were laid on your back With the boy with the arab Dstrap With the boy from the arab Gstrap

G C

G C

D C G

Verse 3

It's Gsomething to speak of the way you are feeling to crowds there assembled Do you ever feel you have Cgone too far? GEveryone suffers in silence a burden, the man who drives minicabs down in Old Compton The CAsian man With his love/hate affair with his racist Dclientele A Gcentral location for you is a must as you stagger about making free with your lewd and Clascivious boasts We Gall know you are soft because we've all seen you dancing We know you are hard because we all saw you drinking from Cnoon until noon again You're the boy with the filthy Dlaugh You're the boy with the arab Gstrap

G C

G C

Verse 4

GStrapped to the table with suits from the shelter shop Comic celebrity takes a back seat as the Ccigarette catches and sets off the smoke alarm GWhat do you make of the cool set in London? You're constantly updating your hit parade of your Cten biggest wanks She's a waitress and she's got Dstyle Sunday bathtime could take a while G

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