Bitter Fingers

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I'm going on the circuit, I'm doing all the   clubs
Bm    A/C#   D      Esus4 E      A/G                D/F#  E
And I really need a song  boys to stir those workers up
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And get their wives to sing it with me just like in the    pubs
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When I worked the good old pubs in Stepney

Oh could you knock a line or two together for a friend
Sentimental tear inducing with a happy end
And we need a tune to open our season at Southend
        Esus4 E  G  C/E  Cm/Eb  C/E
Can you help  us

F                              C/G   G
It's hard to write a song with bitter fingers
C                          Am       Amb5 Am  F
So much to prove, so few to tell you why
                               C/G             G
Those old die-hards in Denmark Street start laughing
       C                    G/B G/A Am    Amb5 Am Dm
At the keyboard player's hollow haunted eyes
                           C/E
It seems to me a change is really needed
F                          C/G      Cm/F#  C/G  F
I'm sick of tra-la-las and la-de-das
                          C/G          G
No more long days hacking hunks of garbage
        C                     E(add9)         E7
Bitter fingers never swung on swinging stars, swinging stars

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I like the warm blue flame, the hazy heat it    brings
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It loosens up  the mu---scles and forces you to sing
Bm            A/C#  D      Esus4   E            A/G           D/F#    E
You know it's just another hit and run from the tin pan alley twins

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And there's a chance that one day you might write a     standard lads
Bm           A/C#  D  Esus4     E   A/G                      D/F#    E
So churn them o---ut  quick and fast and we'll still pat your backs
A                   E          F#m         F#m/G# A         D/B  A
`Cause we need what we can get to launch another  dozen acts
Bm A/C# D D/B     Esus4 E     G  C/E  Cm/Eb  C/E
A---------re  you wor---king

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