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What's so Funny About Peace Love and Understa

Elvis Costello

    intro:  G    D  C  [repeat 4x]

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v1:     As I walk through         this wicked world
                     Em            A           D         C
        Searchin' for light in the darkness of insanity.
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        I ask myself       is all hope lost?
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        Is there only pain and hatred, and misery?
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        'Cause each time I feel like this inside, one thing I wanna know:
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        What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?    Ohhhh
        G                     D                   Em        D
        What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

        G     D  C  [repeat 4x]

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v2:     As I walk on           through troubled times.
                       Em        A         D         C
        My spirit gets  so downhearted sometimes.
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        So where are the strong ones?     And who are the trusted?
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        And where is the har- - -mony? Sweet harmony.
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        'Cause each time I feel it slippin' away, just makes me wanna cry.
        G                     D                   Em         A
        What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?    Ohhhh
        G                     D                   Em        D
        What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

break:  G     D  C  [repeat 6x]

        Em       A      D        C
                        Ohhhh - - -

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v3:     So where are the strong ones?     And who are the trusted?
                        Em    A     D              C
        And where is the har- - -mony? Sweet harmony.
                    G               D             G7/F             C
        'Cause each time I feel it slippin' away, just makes me wanna cry.
        G                     D                   Em         A
        What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?    Ohhhh
        G                     D                   Em         A
        What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?    Ohhhh
        G                     D                   Em  [hold]
        What's so funny 'bout peace love & understa- - -nding?

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