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Accidents Will Happen

Elvis Costello

    Accidents Will Happen

from: Christian Korbanka, Cologne, Germany
e-mail: Christian_Korbanka@msn.com

D                      D/C#        D/B      D/A
Oh, I just don't know where to begin
G                               G/F#            Em7                 A
Though he says he'll wait forever - it's now or never
                 D                        F#m7-5/C F#m7-5/A  G  G/F#
But she keeps him hanging on - the silly champion
        Em                        Em/D     A/C#        A     D/F#
She says she can't go home without a chaperone

    Dm
Accidents will happen
         F                 G
We only hit and run
        C                        F                         Bb                 C
he used to be your victim, now you're not the only one
      Dm
Accidents will happen
         F                 G
We only hit and run
C                        F                  Bb  C                    Bb/D    Bb
I don't want to hear it, 'cause I know what I've done


              D            D/C#        D/B    D/A
There's so many fish in the sea
                  G                  G/F#                        Em7    A
That only rise up in the sweat and smoke like mercury
                 D                          F#m7-5/C F#7-5/A          G    G/F#
But they keep you hanging on - they say you're so young
           Em              Em/D              A/C#    A    D/F#
Your mind is made up, but your mouth is undone


Dm
Accidents will happen
         F                 G
We only hit and run
        C                        F                         Bb                 C
he used to be your victim, now you're not the only one
      Dm
Accidents will happen
         F                 G
We only hit and run
C                        F                  Bb  C                    Bb/D   G  D  D/F#
I don't want to hear it, 'cause I know what I've done


                       Bm                                 Em
And it's the damage that we do and never know
               Bm                                     Asus4  A   A6
It's the words that we don't say that scare me so.


     A       D              D/C#      D/B   D/A
There's so many people to see
                   G                    G/F#                   Em7                 A
So many people you can check upon and add to your collection
                 D                        F#m5-7/C F#m5-7/A   G     G/F#
But they keep you hanging on - until your well hung
           Em                 Em/D          A/C#     A    D/F#
Your mouth is made up but your mind is undone


Dm
Accidents will happen
         F                 G
We only hit and run
        C                        F                         Bb                 C
he used to be your victim, now you're not the only one
      Dm
Accidents will happen
         F                 G
We only hit and run
C                        F                  Bb  C                    Bb/D
I don't want to hear it, 'cause I know what I've
Bb    C                 Bb   C                   D    D(no 3rd) Dsus2 D(no 
3rd) Dsus2
I know what I've, I know what I've done


F6 Fmaj7 F6 Fmaj7
I know, I know
D/F# Dsus2/F# D/F# Dsus2/F#
I know, I know